“Sitting in Limbo” – Widespread Panic with Jimmy Cliff & Chuck Leavell at Lockn’ Music Festival in Arrington, VA on Sep 12, 2015 [YouTube Official Video]

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Jimmy Cliff “Sitting in Limbo” Lyrics

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 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 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

This year’s Lockn’ Music Festival featured many special collaborations and great performers. During Widespread Panic’s Saturday night set, they invited reggae legend Jimmy Cliff to the stage to sing his 1971 track “Sitting In Limbo.” Former Allman Brothers Band and Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell also sat in during the performance, which you can watch above.

Besides seeing the live performance, the video, shot and edited by Andy Tennille, features behind-the-scenes footage of Widespread Panic and Jimmy Cliff hanging out and rehearsing the song before showtime. Audio from two practice sessions is mixed into the audio from the festival set.

The original version of “Sitting In Limbo” was featured on Jimmy Cliff’s 1971 album, Another Cycle. Since then, many performers have gone on to cover the song, including the Jerry Garcia Band and Willie Nelson.

The official soundboard audio from Widespread Panic’s September 12, 2015 Lockn’ set is available to download at livewidespreadpanic.com.

Last week, Widespread Panic released an excellent studio album titled Street Dogs, which is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). You can also stream the full album for free and read our review here on Zumic.

Widespread Panic has announced a three night New Years Eve run for 2015 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. For more information about that, as well as their latest music and news, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: Widespread Panic Music YouTube