Return to Waterloo

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music, Ltd.

Chord file


Look at all the people around me,
Same old faces joining the queue.
For return to Waterloo,
Return to Waterloo.

Started off this morning as usual,
Checkin' out the mail and all the bills to pay.
Maybe something special's gonna happen,
Maybe this is my lucky day.

The forecast says heavy weather,
So take your umbrella just in case.
Will I get away, will I see it through,
On the return to Waterloo.

Return to Waterloo.
Return to Waterloo.

Somehow you feel that the world's been passin' you by.
Can't help thinkin' somehow they're living a lie.
Now I'm asking questions, I never thought I'd ask them before,
Like "why" or "how" or "what am I doing it for?"

Will I reach my destination,
Or will I get off along the way?
Will I reach my destination?

Will I reach my destination,
Have I stopped or am I only going slow?
Have we got a couple more stations,
Or is this as far as we all go?

The headlines cry out from the papers,
"Inflation," "murder," "wars," who really wants to know?
If I return to Waterloo,
It'll cost me more in 1992.

Will I get away,
Will I see it through?
And come back home to you,
On the return to Waterloo.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded Jun-Jul 1983 & Apr 1985 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Return To Waterloo (soundtrack) 1 Jul, 1985 USA Arista AL6 8386 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, demo version, recorded 1985? at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set

stereo mix, by Harlan T., recorded 1999
Do It Again - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jun 1999 USA - - CD
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