As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

from The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Ray Davies can put all his troubles aside as long as he is looking at the beautiful sunset of the Waterloo Bridge in London.

Ray Davies used to cross Waterloo Bridge every day when he was a student at Croydon Art School.

Bonus Fact: At first, the song was called “Liverpool Sunset,” but when The Beatles released “Penny Lane,” he changed the words so it wouldn’t look like a rip-off.

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