Who Sang Sitting in the Midday Sun? The Kinks

The Kinks Preservation Act 1 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ray Davies
release date: 1973-11-16
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:48
producer: Ray Davies
arranger: Ray Davies
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.

Just sitting in the midday sun,
Just soaking up that currant bun,
With no particular purpose or reason
Sitting in the midday sun.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Morning Song
  • 2 Daylight
  • 3 Sweet Lady Genevieve
  • 4 There’s a Change in the Weather
  • 5 Where Are They Now?
  • 6 One of the Survivors
  • 7 Cricket
  • 8 Money & Corruption / I Am Your Man
  • 9 Here Comes Flash
  • 10 Sitting in the Midday Sun
  • 11 Demolition

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin