Jimmie Cliff: Sitting here in limbo

My big brother Larry first played me Jimmy Cliff in 1974 after watching The Harder They Come, the movie whose soundtrack introduced so many people to reggae. His taste in music has certainly educated mine. I’m thinking of him and the situation of being in limbo in between life phases, even as we go about our daily business of getting things done.

Sitting here in limbo
But I know it won’t be long
Sitting here in limbo
Like a bird without a song.
Well, they’re putting up resistance,
But I know that my faith will lead me on.

Sitting here in limbo
Waiting for the dice to roll.
Sitting here in limbo,
Got some time to search my soul.
Well, they’re putting up resistance,
But I know that my faith will lead me on.

I don’t know where life will lead me,
But I know where I’ve been.
I can’t say what life will show me,
But I know what I’ve seen.
Tried my hand at love and friendship,
But all that is past and gone.
This little boy is moving on.

Sitting here in limbo
Waiting for the tide to flow.
Sitting here in limbo
Knowing that I have to go
Well, they’re putting up a resistance,
But I know that my faith will lead me on.

I can’t say where life will lead me,
But I know where I’ve been.
I can’t say what life will show me,
But I know what I’ve seen.
Tried my hand at love and friendship,
But all that is past and gone.
This little boy is moving on.

song of the week :-) englisch lernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

One thought on “Jimmie Cliff: Sitting here in limbo”

  1. Thanks Anne, yeah, I was a Jimmy Cliff fan in those days, too.
    I’m sure his LP is there somewhere on my shelf, good song.
    Jxx

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