Jimmy Cliff — Sitting In Limbo
Album: The Harder They Come
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Released: 1972
Length: 4:54
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 a resistance
But I know that my faith will lead me on

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

I don't know where life will leave me
But I know where I have been
I can't say what life will show me
But I know what I have seen
Tried my hand at love and friendship
But all that is past and gone
This little boy is movin' 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 don't know where life will take me
But I know where I have been
I don't know what life will show me
But I know what I have seen
Tried my hand at love and friendship
That is past and gone
And now it's time to move along

Gonna lead me on now
Meanwhile, they're putting up resistance
But I know that my faith will lead me on
Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Meanwhile, they're putting up a resistance
But I know that my faith will lead me on
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To me 8 - Most Excellent
This song brings back memories.  Time to do a bit of time travel and watch the movie again. So much good music on the sound track. Irye!
Ok, 9 -> 10
just love this song, the vibe, lyrics, rhythm all of it just flows so well together, truly a piece of art 
 Sitting In Limbo is as it happens. so something happens.
I think this is the first time I've heard the original for some reason.  Don't know how I've missed it for so long.

John Sebastian does a really nice cover of this on his Tarzana Kid album. 
 funkyalfonso wrote:

Great song but do you really want to go out....in limbo? How about Groucho Marx singing ' I must be going.' Perfect.

 
maybe someone could play a cover, "sitting in bardo"
 daveinnj wrote:
Oy, this song hits me in the gut every time I hear it. 
While I hopes it's a long ways away; this is the song I want played at my funeral.
 

 
Great song but do you really want to go out....in limbo? How about Groucho Marx singing ' I must be going.' Perfect.
Oy, this song hits me in the gut every time I hear it. 
While I hopes it's a long ways away; this is the song I want played at my funeral.
 
 Proclivities wrote:

It later occurred to me that OST probably means "Original Soundtrack".  Whatever...

 
Yeah Proclivities, that does make more sense, huh. Thanks for the update.
 ziakut wrote:

Thanks scrubbrush! I appreciate this tune. I also appreciate the way you explain your contrary thought. You are kind and articulate. Thank you for that. Far too many here take affront to averse thought and take things far too seriously. Some even sling mud and name call. So thanks for being who you are!

 
I know, far too many real insults.  A lot of the time it is just funny back-and-forth harmless trash talking, but we really do have some arrogant drips, our resident thought police.  Just keep posting ziakut, I really enjoy reading your comments.
If you are a *real* Jimmy Cliff fan, then you've seen this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070155/

10 extra points if you don't need the subtitles.
Love this song so much. Thx Bill.
 scrubbrush wrote:


This song has been covered, quoted, and popular for over 40 years. Apparently it's memorable to others. love it myself.

 
Thanks scrubbrush! I appreciate this tune. I also appreciate the way you explain your contrary thought. You are kind and articulate. Thank you for that. Far too many here take affront to averse thought and take things far too seriously. Some even sling mud and name call. So thanks for being who you are!
 ziakut wrote:
The letters B, L, A and H come to mind upon hearing this mediocre tune. Pleasant but not too memorable.

 

This song has been covered, quoted, and popular for over 40 years. Apparently it's memorable to others. love it myself.
Bill's segues getting ever more sophisticated with this song and its line about 'putting up resistance' following the cut from H Manx's album 'Om Sweet Ohm'. Hmm, gotta be on yer toes these days...
The letters B, L, A and H come to mind upon hearing this mediocre tune. Pleasant but not too memorable.
 JIan wrote:

OST = Open Source Track, I assume.  {#Angel}
 
It later occurred to me that OST probably means "Original Soundtrack".  Whatever...
 Proclivities wrote:

OST?  Good tune.
 
OST = Open Source Track, I assume.  {#Angel}
I like this song, and after that Snow Patrol song, this is like seeing the heavens open.
Like walking out of sweltering stuffy shit house into warm sunshine.


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