All Music Top Ten Songs about London
"Waterloo Sunset" by the Kinks
by RedTimbre - 7/1/2012
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The so-called 'Waterloo sunset' being alluded to in this song appears over Waterloo Station, a train station in London, and in particular the district of Waterloo.  As Ray Davies paints this incredibly romantic picture, with only the kindest of words--"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"--it must be quite the sight.  Afterall, it produced this beautiful Kinks gem, imbued with breezy guitar licks and the sweetest-sounding backing vocals ever.  

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