House of Exile

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Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers on 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. more »

There's a day of feasting and a day of famine
Day of sadness and a day of joy
You could see in the day of feasting
Life isn't just a little play-like toy

So your day arrived when you least expected
'Cause you always thought you were well protected
Now you feel like a fish out of water
So now you're wondering what's the matter

Oh remember you said it wouldn't happen to you
Now you're thinking how to start a new
A drowning man will catch at a straw
You were warned but you wouldn't take heed

Everything in creation must obey a law
It's true in words as it is in deed
You were so puffed up in your pomps and pride
You're exposed you got none to hide

Yes, you used to look down on the folks beside you
Never they think you would have come down too

Remember they said you got to reap what you sow
Simple truth everybody know

Oh what are you on a house of exile
Watching you now on your own last mile
Oh what are you on a house of exile
Watching you now on your own last mile

Oh what are you on a house of exile
Watching you now on your own last mile
Oh what are you on a house of exile
Watching you now on your own last mile

Everything in creation must obey a law
It's true in words as it is in deed

Written by: JIMMY CLIFF

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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House of Exile