I Come and Stand at Every Door
This Mortal Coil Lyrics


I come and stand at every door
But no one hears my silent dread
I knock and yet remain unseen
For I am dead, for I am dead

I'm only seven although I've 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 flame
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 sweet, 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

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Written by: JAMES WATERS, NAZIM HIKMET, DP

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Mense Jacob Ten Hoeve

The first time I heard this song was in 1966 on the Byrds album; Fith Dimension. The writer/composer N. Hikmet made more such haunting songs. Nobody was interested as soon Flower Power was lurking around the corner. Thank God, Jim McGuinn and David Crosby did like it for their album and made a timeless song out of it . This Mortal Coil song has the original dramatic atmosphere in it and that's good!

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 deadI'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 a swirling flame
My eyes grew dim, my eyes grew blind
Death came and turned my bones to dust
And that was scattered by the windI 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

Songwriters
JAMES H. WATERS, NAZIM HIKMET
Read more: The Byrds - I Come And Stand At Every Door Lyrics | MetroLyrics



All comments from YouTube:

Pat O

One of the most haunting songs ever made.

Michael E.

And the music gets even better the moment it stops here!

Jim Gleeson

One AYE.

DeusExMacchiato

the part "Death came and turned my bones to dust" is pretty epic

suveruzgar

The lyrics are a somewhat loose translation of a Nazım Hikmet poem, "Kız Çocuğu" (which means "Little Girl" in Turkish).

Wychwood Music

Here's the chords for this song.
1st line of a verse = Dm C Dm
2nd line = same as first
3rd line = G C Dm
4th = Em C Dm

Mense Jacob Ten Hoeve

The first time I heard this song was in 1966 on the Byrds album; Fith Dimension. The writer/composer N. Hikmet made more such haunting songs. Nobody was interested as soon Flower Power was lurking around the corner. Thank God, Jim McGuinn and David Crosby did like it for their album and made a timeless song out of it . This Mortal Coil song has the original dramatic atmosphere in it and that's good!

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 deadI'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 a swirling flame
My eyes grew dim, my eyes grew blind
Death came and turned my bones to dust
And that was scattered by the windI 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

Songwriters
JAMES H. WATERS, NAZIM HIKMET
Read more: The Byrds - I Come And Stand At Every Door Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Steven Roby

Mense Jacob Ten Hoeve you really understand and appreciate music god bless you child..

Laura Lewis

Mense Jacob Ten Hoeve good to know, I'll be sure to listen to the original! Oddly enough the band I did vocals for, similar to this - The Night Eternal - Textures of Twilight we did a song called "The Fall of Hiroshima" if you enjoyed this, look us up on here, it's free 😉😂

Mense Jacob Ten Hoeve

You are most welcome tunapaw.

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