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Monday, 10 December 2012

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay



While Youtube surfing, I came across this song totally by accident.

I was drawn to the uplifting tempo, the catchy rhythm, and the addictive beat of the song. See if you can stop swaying your head and tapping your fingers on your thigh!

I especially love the guitar solo by "Char" in the middle.

But if you listened to the lyrics carefully, they are by far the most despondent, depressing, dispirited, and crestfallen words to a song I've heard so far.


It got me thinking...  Then a sudden flashback to a forgotten memory...


What's your immediate reaction after hearing this song?

And has anything changed after you reflected on the words a little longer


P.S.  Artistically speaking, I am very impressed with the musicians' way of interpreting this song. Would you have sung a sad song this way? 



 

     

3 comments:

  1. Frisco bay. I missed roaming about there with my map, camera and a curiosity of everything American (was the 1st & 2nd trip to the US for me, over 15 years ago).

    perhaps, I should return soon.....

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    1. Welcome SnOOpy168!

      I've never been to the States yet. But San Francisco is definitely my first stop! I'll wear some flower in my hair...

      I've been dreaming of backpacking and travelling across America from San Francisco to New York by bus and train.

      That's phase 2. Phase 1 is to complete Asia first :)

      Next year it's for Malaysia and Indonesia!

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