Can’t add much to the discussion of Waterloo Sunset. Agree that it’s a work of art. One of the finest songs of the rock and roll era. The narrator is alone (is he elderly, disabled, or has he simply chosen a solitary life?). Out his window, he (or she) is surrounded by hundreds of people traveling through the streets each day. He lives vicariously through the lives of those he watches. And all that he needs to be happy or at least content is to see this couple’s romance blossom amidst the bustling urban chaos. Act Nice and Gentle works as a great change of pace. If the flip side was another masterpiece, they’d be showing off, wouldn’t they.