Place in the Sun

by Slim Smith

Slim Smith (born Keith Smith, 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, died 1973) was a ska, rocksteady and reggae singer. In their book Reggae: The Rough Guide (1997), Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton described Smith as "the greatest vocalist to emerge in the rocksteady era".




Like a long lonely stream I keep runnin' towards a dream, 
movin' on, movin' on.
Like a branch on a tree I keep reachin' to be free, 
movin' on, movin' on.
 
'Cause there's a place in the sun where there's hope for ev'ry one, 
where my poor restless heart's gotta run.
Theres' a place in the sun and before my life is done,
Got to find me a place in the sun.
 
Like an old dusty road
I get weary from the load,
movin' on, movin' on.
Like this tired troubled earth 
I've been rollin' since my birth,
movin' on, movin' on.
 
'Cause there's a place in the sun where there's hope for ev'ry one, 
where my poor restless heart's gotta run.
Theres' a place in the sun and before my life is done,
Got to find me a place in the sun.

Written by: Bryan Wells, Ronald N. Miller

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