Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’ve got an excuse:  I’ve been busy.

Yeah, I know it’s a lame excuse, but it’s a valid one.  I’ll explain why later, but until then, I encourage you to listen to one of the greatest songs ever recorded, written and sung by the King of Soul, Otis Redding.

Listen–

Sittin’ in the morning sun,
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes–
watching the ships roll in,
then I watch them roll away again.

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
watchin’ the tide roll away.
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
wastin’ time.

I left my home in Georgia,
headed for the Frisco Bay,
’cause I’ve had nothing to live for
and looks like nothing’s gonna come my way.

So, I’m just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
watchin’ the tide roll away.
I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
wastin’ time.

Looks like nothing’s gonna change–
everything still remains the same.
I can’t do what ten people tell me to do,
so I guess I’ll remain the same.  Listen–

Sittin’ here resting my bones
and this loneliness won’t leave me alone.
Listen– two thousand miles I roamed
just to make this dock my home.

Now I’m just gonna sit at the dock of the bay,
watchin’ the tide roll away–
sittin’ on the dock of the bay,
wastin’ time.

(apologies to Mr. Otis Redding)

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