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Sittin on the Dock of the Bay

by Brian ORoark

Otis Redding sings about doing nothing better than anyone, but he sure doesn't sound happy about it. Neither should we. "Wastin' time" means that Otis is not using his resources to their full potential. By being unemployed, despite looking all over the country for work, there is less production taking place. That's a bad thing for everyone.

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding sings about wasting time better than anyone. He doesn't sound happy about it and neither should we. This is a waste of resources which means production will be lower than it could be.

from Dock of the Bay (1968)
Creator: Otis Redding
Distributor: amazon, iTunes
Posted by Brian O'Roark