Sitting in the Midday Sun

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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively. Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accomp… more »


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1973
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I'm sitting by the side of a river 
Underneath the pale blue sky 
I've got no need to worry, I'm in no hurry 
I'm looking at the world go by. 

Just sitting in the midday sun, 
Just soaking up that currant bun, 
With no particular purpose or reason 
Sitting in the midday sun. 

Everybody say I'm lazy 
They all tell me get a job you slob, 
I'd rather be a hobo walking round with nothing 
Than a rich man scared of losing all he's got. 

So I'm just sitting in the midday sun 
Just soaking up that currant bun, 
Why should I have to give my reasons 
For sitting in the midday sun 

Oh look at all the ladies 
Looking their best in their summer dresses, 
Oh sitting in the sun. 
I've got no home, 
I've got no money 
But who needs a job when it's sunny. Wah Wah. 

I haven't got a steady occupation 
And I can't afford a telephone. 
I haven't got a stereo, radio or video 
A mortgage, overdraft, a bank loan. 

The only way that I can get my fun 
Is by sitting in the midday sun 
With no particular purpose or reason 
Sitting in the midday sun. 

Oh listen to the people, 
Say I'm a failure and I've got nothing, 
Ah but if they would only see 
I've got my pride, 
I've got no money, 
But who needs a job when it's sunny. Wah Wah. 

Everybody thinks I'm crazy, 
And everybody says I'm dumb, 
But when I see the people shouting at each other 
I'd rather be an out of work bum. 

So I'm just sitting in the midday sun 
Just soaking up that currant bun, 
With no particular purpose or reason 
Sitting in the midday sun.

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