UZOKWE'S SEARCHLIGHT

Sunday, October 10, 2021
obiuzokwe@comcast.net
Harrisburg, PA, USA
SINGING THE SONG - MANY RIVERS TO CROSS BY JIMMY CLIFF

Link to the song:

https://youtu.be/EGIzvT-T8VQ

he first time I heard this song by Jimmy Cliff, I assumed he was singing about a personal experience he had in life or was still having. As time went on, it became a “go to” song for me to listen to anytime I felt like I was facing a challenge in life.

Even though I first heard the song decades ago, every time I listen to it, it caries a timeless message for me and that is to continue to trudge on in life no matter what obstacles one is facing.

A partial part of the lyrics says…

“Many rivers to cross

But I can't seem to find my way over

Wandering I am lost as I travel along

The white cliffs of Dover

Many rivers to cross and it's only my will

That keeps me alive

I've been licked, washed up for years

And I merely survive because of my pride…”

Out of love for the song, I decided to play and sing it. Just for your listening pleasure.

Enjoy

Author of the books- 1. Nigeria: Contemporary Commentaries and Essays

2. Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War

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