Sunday, October 9

Cuttings 6 - Ray Davies

'Waterloo Sunset'

Ray Davies explained in an interview how if he reads the lyrics to Waterloo Sunset it means nothing to him; with the music it means everything.
->How do the two complement and complete each other, work together to evoke the emotion and meaning of the song?
->How do visual elements participate in the equation - images in the imagination accompany recorded songs - but in performance? If the audience close their eyes? Is it the different between reading a book and seeing a film? If a part in a play is acted by different people they will bring different things to the character - as a song is altered by different renditions and performers..

Waterloo Sunset:

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 the don’t need no friends
As long as they gaze on waterloo sunset
They are in paradise
Waterloo sunset’s fine