Byrds: I Come And Stand At Every Door | Song-Factsheet

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Song «I Come And Stand At Every Door» von Byrds.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1966 07 18 (Album)
Label: Columbia CS 9349
Songwriter Nazim Hikmet
Produktion: Allen Stanton
Genre: Rock - Folkrock - Psychedelicfolkrock

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Die Lyrics stammen vom türkischen Dichter Nazim Hikmet. Als Song adaptiert hat das Gedicht Pete Seeger.

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Byrds
Nazim Hikmet
Allen Stanton

Lyrics

[Verse:] I come and stand at every door But no one hears my silent prayer I knock and yet remain unseen For I am dead, for I am dead I'm only seven although I died In Hiroshima long ago I'm seven now as I was then When children die they do not grow My hair was scorched by swirling fire My eyes grew dim, my eyes grew blind Death came and turned my bones to dust And that was scattered by the wind I need no fruit, I need no rice I need no sweets nor even bread I ask for nothing for myself For I am dead, for I am dead All that I ask is that for peace You fight today, you fight today So that the children of this world May live and grow and laugh and play