Along with "Lovin' Me" and "To Make a Woman Feel Wanted," this is one of three songs in a trilogy on the first Loggins and Messina album. Sittin' In was originally intended to be a Kenny Loggins solo album but didn't end up that way, as it became clear the producer Jim Messina should be billed as an artist.
Jim Messina wrote this when he was in the band Poco in the late 1960s, and it has the feeling of a protest song.
Katie from HondurasDoes anybody know what the extra lyrics are that Loggins threw in at the Sittin In Live concert in Santa Barbara? I can't make out white what he's saying during the end when he improvised. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E451THwrPqk
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.