Anna Nalick - Waterloo Sunset Lyrics

Dirty old river
Must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy
Makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don't need no friends
As long as I gaze on
Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Terry meets Julie
Waterloo Station
Every Friday night
But I am so lazy
Don't want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I don't feel afraid
As long as I gaze on
Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Millions of people
Swarming like flies 'round
Waterloo underground
But Terry and Julie
Cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And they don't need no friends
As long as they gaze on
Waterloo sunset
They are in paradise

Waterloo sunset's fine
Waterloo sunset's fine
Waterloo sunset's fine

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  1. John Armstrong

    I think of walking over Waterloo bridge at dusk in Autumn when I here this song.

  2. J Ketcham

    Sounds like strawberry fields.

  3. Ishani Gunaratne

    Love , simon

  4. Stuart Williams

    I was about 13 or 14 around the time when 2 tone and mods were back in (I was a skinhead I started young my mum liked it though she quite rightly thought we were well dressed and tidy)I was reading one of those ten favourite songs sections in a music magazine and because it was Dave Wakeling of The Beat I was interested and was keen to look up the tunes I hadn't heard of.One of them was Waterloo sunset and after a while I located it(it wasn't like today with the internet you had to put the leg work in)It's been one of my favourite tunes its a classic and it's a truly made in England tune from the lyrics to Ray Davies vocals,brilliant as mod as it gets.

  5. Brendan A. MacWade

    Londonist sent me here

  6. David Worsley

    When I first heard this classic Kinks song it was March 1967 and I still love it today 53 years on!

  7. quatt47

    There was a rumour that Terry and Julie were Terence Stamp and Julie Christie, both friends of Ray's.

    Floyd Green

    Correction, 1969


    You just beat me I’m 74 was there back in the day lucky to still be here listening to the best no very the best of music from the great 1960s where’s my pipe n’ slippers....I think not ....YET

  9. rod dog

    As a kid i always thought this was a beatles song

  10. Chris H

    Such a beautiful happy song about agoraphobia.

  11. Rolfe Norris

    When I listen to this song, I am in paradise

  12. jane oughton

    This band as to be the best ever , what a complete utter joy they were , the 60s era was some thing else never to be repeated lol xx

  13. Jim Tarleton

    Best band ever grossly under rated

  14. Nathan Daniel

    2011. In my sleepy old town of Lorain,Oh. Just going for a afternoon walk before dinner. Ray Davies was to perform at the Palace and ''Wham'" inadvertently I run into Ray arriving. What a haunting and daunting experience that was. Also, I had the nerve to ask how was his brother? He pause with that grin and responded saying.."" My brother is alright"".Cool Day!

  15. Craig Smith

    This song is true for me. I'm a happy hermit.

  16. davido bissonette

    this song will never-ever- age. absolutely sublime. ray's crowning achievement indeed.

  17. bradleyifv51590

    almost 30 years old my dad raised me on the kinks and all the other classic rock bands. he actually went to woodstock and he didnt just say it and never went he has his ticket stub framed in his office. so grateful my parents raised me on this stuff cause it is leagues better than alot of the current stuff we have. dont get me wrong some of it is good but it all sounds the same to me the thing with all the bands from that generation is everyone had a unique sound. what i would give to have seen some of these guys in the flesh back in the day

  18. hippieluigiful


  19. Alessandro Martina

    i hate all this non stop commercials

  20. Rr. Fadila Luthfiana Dewi

    I'm here bcz of Love, Simon.

  21. Dmytro Semchyshyn

    Reminds me "Here, There and Everywhere"

  22. Desmond Heck-Tie

    why do people think this is the best song? t'aint

  23. Desmond Heck-Tie

    All your days

  24. Shakira Moola

    this song is leegendary

  25. Ian Finn

    One of the best ever ithink part of lyrics .Terry meets Julie they were referring to was abit of an affair between Terence Stamp and Julie Christie iam 73 and listen to nothing but the music from the 50s and 60s, nothing will ever come close.

  26. Patricio Martinotti

    Let's get fall in love with the K letter: Kinks and Konklins Plesiosaur Album :) :) ;)

  27. Love, M i c h i e

    Tried to search this song after watching the heart-wrenching movie Love, Simon 🤗😊🌻💙

  28. Nugget Leaf

    Such a classic 💙

  29. theverdon1

    The Forensic Records Society bought me here...


    The perfect song, perfected by arsenal supporting brothers.

  31. Clifford Kilkenny

    Perfect lunch at a pub in my neighborhood Gramercy Park NYC, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Robert Zimmerman, and Mike Francesca. Pete’s Tavern. Let’s go.

  32. Danshelle Jones

    I just finished watching this movie that kept saying, ‘the kinks are the most underrated band of all time’ and in my brain they we’re talking about the Kooks (😅🙈). Then the last song played and i was like, hey i know that song i should finally find out who sings it! was then i realized that I know and love so many songs by the kinks but hadn’t put it together that they were all by the same group. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I feel so silly now.

  33. Alba Chiara


  34. Dominic Kelly

    This is as good as a pop song gets.

  35. Cghhhj rtt

    was played at my grandads funeral 😭😭😭😭😭

  36. Beth Dupont

    ...It's good to be home💗🙏🏻


    ╔══╗ ♫ I stay
    ║██║ ♫ at home
    ║██♫ at night

  37. Matthew Robert

    32 pure class👌🏻👌🏻

  38. Garry Norris


  39. Berliner Stadtschloss

    Apart from the unique feeling, that the song provides, I do understand the meaning much better in my Age:People can never be fully trusted, or they die away or whatever, but we are daily, in each and every moment surrounded by wonders and quite often by amazing beauty.Most Folks get blind to their surroundings, but those who still "see" and feel will never be either bored nor lonely.

  40. Še Gi

    Its one of the most optimistic songs on youtube

  41. Philip Harrison

    Better than the Beatles

  42. Dave Barber

    What a track I was once driving over Waterloo bridge and this was on I felt like I was in heaven I just love it everything about is just spot on what a band when they were at their best.

  43. Sarah the Book Dragon

    Here from love simon stayed because it's a good song

  44. Zach Nelson

    Love Simon

  45. BibleBlack667

    Noel Gallagher would probably sell his soul (if he still has one) to write something half as perfect as this.
    On a par with California Dreamin' ...somewhat short of Who Knows Where The Time Goes? - but even Zeppelin don't get that perfect...

  46. K-Blue

    This song makes my heart ache and flutter simultaneously. It makes me nostalgic for a time in my teens that I know for a fact was not pleasant or fun, but is still somehow nice to remember in the present (I had a pretty rough upbringing, plagued with abuse and addiction, especially as a teen when I became addicted to opiates myself). This wasn't the 60s, actually the 00s, not so long ago. But compared to where I am now, it seems light years away.
    I was an opiate addict all throughout HS, and one of the few joys I had in my life besides heroin was an older hp laptop a close friend gifted me for my birthday (there weren't no presents from anyone else at the time). We didn't have internet, but I had some stuff downloaded using another place's WiFi, this being one of the songs I'd listen to on loop for literally hours. If I wasn't listening to the Beatles, watching the entirety of Fooly Cooly (an amazing anime, still my favorite) or some clips of Sifl and Olly (old MTV show I liked) I'd be listening to this song 9 times out of 10 whenever I was home. It had an almost magical hold over me, and it still does to a degree. Getting high and staring out my bedroom window while the cool night air filled my room was the only "fun" thing I had to do in those days, but to me it was just fine. I liked to think that as long as I had that laptop, my "medicine", and my mattress to lay on, I too was in paradise. Didn't need love, or food, or anything else, so I believed. I think many addicts can relate to that.
    But years later, with that old life and poison all far behind me and a much better one at the forefront, I can still sit in bed at night and hear this beautiful song and be grateful for its (and my own) existence. And that my adolescence, as toxic as it was generally, was not without its little bright spots.
    I know I'm rambling, I just like expressing my nostalgia and fondness for the things that induce it.

  47. Cheyenne Brennan

    I'm sure I must have heard "You Really Got Me" at some point in my life before that, but the moment I remember discovering this incredible band was when Ray Davies sang this masterpiece at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.

  48. Jan Dostál

    2030 still in! Who alse universe friends?

  49. Juan miguel Colin uribe

    Yo estudiaba secundaria 15 navidad dulces de colación y estas canciones me acompañaban ????

  50. Angela Gatenby

    Classic song sixties best

  51. alexiane250

    good song, gross cocktail

  52. ProblemChimp

    We now have a narcissist, self-serving racist as PM in the UK...Welcome.

    Mike B

    And the same as president here in the US. Love the UK, will be visiting yet again in 3 weeks (Liverpool FTW!). God help the UK and the US

  53. Dangerous Dennis

    Once took a dump on Waterloo bridge....


    Saw it on the CCTV...WTF do you eat?

    Dangerous Dennis

    @ProblemChimp LOL....

  54. Alonso Duvoisin

    Who's still listening in 2029?

    Sargent Waag

    @Filial Corrientes I will stop in 2028.

    Hannah Beckford-Drake

    Will be listening in 2100

    Dan G

    funny. At least you didn't tell me what stupid tv show "brought you here"

    Clifford Kilkenny

    Alonso Duvoisin what with this whose listening crap? Love always, Mr. Turd Ferguson, Esquire turtle farmer, clam shucker, overall swell guy ☘️🙋‍♂️🙏🇮🇪

    Nora Stancanelli

    Es para siempre.

  55. Gabriele Froböse

    <3 Great Song <3

  56. Bill Brancati

    Never released as a single in US ..Kinks were banned here for a few years . In many ways i'm glad songs such as this, Set Me Free, Till the End of the Day etc...would have been hits but they were not so fresh today....

  57. Corey Light

    🌞 SHA-LA-LA 🌞

  58. 💛💛💛💛💛

  59. Harley Hipwell

    Wicked band

  60. Chubby Dexter

    I am 10 years old and i love the kinks everyone always makes fun of me for not liking modern pop music

    Mike B

    @Chubby Dexter good for you! Great band. Hopefully you also listen to the Beatles and Stones

  61. jane oughton

    W HAT utter joy these fab guys were ,,,such delightful songs and harmonies to match ,,,many memories are brought back of an era never to be forgotten ,,, lol

  62. Clint Eastwood

    One of the best songs of the 60's and my favorite Kinks song.

  63. Dave Dawson

    These guys were great there songs were and still are quirky but so good how can you not dig them?

  64. heinrichvon

    Most people don't seem to realize how much the background vocals, which were actually sung by both Dave and Ray's then-wife, Rasa Didzpetris, add to the song. Those ghostly voices bring so much feeling and mystery to the song. Needless to say, it wouldn't matter if the tune and the lyrics were not great, but those heavenly vocals make a fine recording even better.

  65. E Ripley

    This makes me feel incredibly sad and I can't even explain why

    jason pender

    Beause it speaks to the soul

  66. Naughty Monkey

    If I was told I had to become completely deaf, I wouldn't mind so much if this was the last thing I ever got to hear ;)

  67. Maurice Walker

    It paint a dreamy vision of London.

  68. Michael Jobin O G PYRO

    Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station

  69. Freya Wilkinson

    2012 olympics anyone?

  70. Tohar Zamir

    another song that seems so happy but is actually so melancholy

  71. david godfrey

    My favourite song by my favourite band about my favourite city...ah, does it get any better??

  72. Jay Emm

    My Mom and Dad’s tastes in great music brought me here.

  73. Gregory Nicholls

    As long as I blaze at Waterloo sunset I am in paradise.

  74. Kerry Bindon

    Im 75 years old and I still love the kinks in 2019 was in London when it came out an aussie in Berkeley Square

  75. •Lyrically Unstable•

    I keep hearing this song on the radio at work.
    I'm not complaining

  76. Alex Z

    As long as I listen
    to Waterloo Sunset
    I am in paradise

  77. Ron Albert Ramos

    Came here from Elliott Smith.

  78. Julia Naylor

    This song aways reminds me of when I have been on a train coming into Waterloo station.😎

  79. אופירה ישראל

    אהבתי את המסר של אלי אלימלך, הלמרות זה מסר שאקח איתי גם לעבודה ולספרט ולחיים בכלל. תודה

  80. Randall Kennedy

    Best pop lyricist in British music. Much more refined than Lennon.

  81. Zev Feldman

    gold hit

  82. Nessy Parks

    Bet no one else is here from Skeleton staff's account on Instagram.

    Dutch van der linde

    Yeah we are ya bludger

  83. Butterflypoo

    Julie Christie forever (heart)!

  84. Mueseek

    Those guitars are too damn bright

  85. Peter George

    A lot of comments are to the effect that this is the best song ever. Hyperbole perhaps, but it's hard to come up with a counter argument.

  86. mike hoffer

    Had the pleasure of seeing the Kinks many times.. One that I fondly remember the most was at tiny bar in Wash DC. We sat on the dance floor in front of the stage. The band had to step over us to the stage..

  87. Mees

    They played this at my grandmother's funeral yesterday. What a beautiful send off for her. May she rest in peace.

  88. mike robinson

    Love Waterloo Sunset

  89. James Garrett

    I'm 11 years old and this is by far my favorite song and I heard of it by the movie love,simon

  90. ThrowbackSoul

    A lifetime spent in the UK leaves it’s mark on Soul and Reggae lover like me. Love this classic.

  91. Max Sugar

    That was one of her best songs ..


    Thank You Mam

  92. Themanwhocameback2

    So many tropes appear and reappear in Ray's songs: Here, "Every day I look at the world from my window" A decade and a half later "You look out at the world from your window ...." from "Don't Forget To Dance".

  93. Joe Barrett

    First concert ever for one from the road saw them five more times great live show amazing band

  94. gfrkiss

    Certainly the greatest song ever written about my city...

  95. Abcd Efgh

    This was played at my grandmother's funeral and I just listen to this song balling my eyes out each time.

  96. Haro MinotProject

    I'm sorry to modern America's POV but the kinks are waay better.

  97. Dustshoe

    A song like this would surely have won the Eurovision Song Contest. For The Kinks!

    And why not?

  98. YO YO MOFO

    Who else really misses how Britain was? Modern Britain is an abomination.

    Yann L

    It's a bit shit, although I went to live in the States for a while and that was awful beyond belief. I'm so glad to be back and I really appreciate it here now.

  99. Björn Bartel

    Das neue Album kommt jetzt im Jahr 2019 raus.