Sitting In Limbo
Jimmy Cliff Lyrics


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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 passed 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 resistance
But I know that my faith
Will lead me on

I can't say what life will show me
But I know what I've seen
I can't say where life will lead me
But I know where I've been

Tried my hand
At love and friendship
But all that is passed 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 resistance
But I know that my faith
Will lead me on

Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)

Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Limbo, limbo
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)

Don't know if it's got to be so
Don't know if it's got to be so (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo))
Sitting in limbo, sitting here in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)

But I know we won't belong now
I know we won't belong (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
Hey, yeah (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)

Ah ha ha ha ha (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
Ah ah ah ah ha (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)





Sitting in limbo, limbo, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)

Overall Meaning

In Jimmy Cliff's song Sitting In Limbo, the lyrics depict a sense of waiting and uncertainty. The singer is in a state of limbo, waiting for something to happen. Throughout the song, the singer expresses a sense of resilience, even in the face of resistance. Despite not knowing where life will lead them, the singer knows where they have been and what they have seen. The song includes the repetition of the phrase "sitting in limbo," emphasizing the feeling of being stuck and waiting for something to change.


The line "like a bird without a song" creates an image of aimlessness and lack of purpose. The singer is searching for direction and waiting for something to bring meaning to their life. The repetition of the line "putting up resistance, but I know that my faith will lead me on" emphasizes the idea of overcoming obstacles and remaining steadfast in the face of adversity.


Overall, the song conveys a sense of hope and optimism, despite the feeling of being stuck in limbo.


Line by Line Meaning

Sitting here in limbo
Feeling stuck without any clear direction or progress


But I know it won't be long
Remaining optimistic that progress and change will come soon


Like a bird without a song
Feeling aimless and unfulfilled without a sense of purpose or direction


Putting up resistance
Meeting opposition or obstacles that prevent forward momentum


But I know that my faith
Staying committed and faithful to one's beliefs or goals


Will lead me on
Believing that perseverance and determination will eventually result in progress


Waiting for the dice to roll
Remaining in a state of uncertainty and hoping for a favorable outcome


Got some time to search my soul
Taking advantage of the opportunity for self-reflection and introspection


I don't know where life will lead me
Feeling uncertain about the future and what it holds


But I know where I've been
Reflecting on past experiences and using them to inform current decision-making


I can't say what life will show me
Acknowledging the unpredictability of life and its many potential outcomes


Tried my hand at love and friendship
Having experienced both success and failures in relationships and emotional connections


But all that is passed and gone
Acknowledging that past experiences cannot be changed or undone


This little boy is moving on
Deciding to let go of the past and focus on moving forward


Waiting for the tide to flow
Remaining patient and waiting for a natural progression or forward movement


Knowing that I have to go
Recognizing that a change or departure is necessary for personal growth or progress


Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo
Repeating the same feeling of stagnation and uncertainty


Don't know if it's got to be so
Questioning if the current state of limbo is necessary or if it can be overcome


But I know we won't belong now
Looking forward to a future where progress and belonging are achieved


Ah ha ha ha ha
Expressing a carefree or lighthearted attitude despite difficult circumstances


Ah ah ah ah ha
Repeating the same carefree expression


Limbo, limbo
Repeating the word that symbolizes the feeling of uncertainty and stagnation


Sitting in limbo, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Repeating the refrain to emphasize the main feeling of the song




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, UBC
Written by: GUILLERMO BRIGHT-PLUMMER, JIMMY CLIFF

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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 passed 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 resistance
But I know that my faith
Will lead me on
I can't say what life will show me
But I know what I've seen
I can't say where life will lead me
But I know where I've been
Tried my hand
At love and friendship
But all that is passed 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 resistance
But I know that my faith
Will lead me on
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, limbo, limbo
Limbo, limbo
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, sitting in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo)
Don't know if it's got to be so
Don't know if it's got to be so (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo))
Sitting in limbo, sitting here in limbo (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
But I know we won't belong now
I know we won't belong (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
Hey, yeah (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
Ah ha ha ha ha (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
Ah ah ah ah ha (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)
Sitting in limbo, limbo, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (limbo, limbo, limbo, limbo)



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@robertwaldron5508

Pure gold coming out of this mans mouth, they don’t come this way often. Cherish him while he is alive.

@andrewsacika9221

One of the most underrated musicians of our time. Jimmy cliff is a true poet!

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@Simeon-gh6ib

Big up to Mr Cliff

@bluenotzallthingsmusic4812

Grooving with Jimmy Cliff in 2024 ❀

@mickcastillo615

Who's grooving with Jimmy Cliff in 2023?

@Hoveringdark

2024 ✨

@b8akaratn

Here for it in 2024πŸŽ‰ (with some Tropical Shortcake, too πŸ’¨)

@enforcer1

Me in 24!

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