Sitting in the Midday Sun

Ray Davies, released on Preservation: Act 1, © Davray Music Ltd. 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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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