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Just Wasting Time (The Otis Redding Way) - Lyrics

Please don't pay me any mind
As I stand here by
By the river side
Watching it all go by

I just find all this life quite scintillating?
It surprises me every time
That you can quite easily
Brush aside your past endeavors
Just by the plain fact of the sight
And feeling fine

I'm just wasting time
The sunlight by my side
Raise a bottle to the sky
As the buses roll on by
The truth is no one knows
Where this river goes
If I'm to rather wait
Than just let the current flow
If life hand you a bone
That you know you need to throw
And hope that it will go
Where you want it to go
If it hand you a map
Then take advantage of that
And you will learn the facts
When you need to know the facts

And the river loves all that

Please don't give it a second thought
If you see me poor?
Basking by the river shore
Watching the city I adore
I don't know what's in store
Anymore
And I don't know why I should be happy
But that's what life is
For the most part
Or so I hear
That that's what life is
For the most part
But not here

I'm just wasting time
The sunlight by my side
Raise a bottle to the sky
As the buses pull on by
The truth is no one knows
Where this river goes
If I'm to rather wait
Than just let the current flow
If life hand you a bone
That you know you need to throw
And hope that it will go
Where you want it to go
If it hand you a map
Then take advantage of that
And you will learn the facts
When you need to know the facts

I'm just wasting time
The sunlight by my side
Raise a bottle to the sky
As the buses roll on by
The truth is no one knows
Where this river goes
If I'm to rather wait
Than just let the current flow
If life hand you a bone
That you know you need to throw
And hope that it will go
Where you want it to go
If it hand you a map
Then take advantage of that
And you will learn the facts
When you need to know the facts

And the river loves all that

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