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I Come and Stand at Every Door Lyrics

from Complete Columbia Albums Collection

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"I Come and Stand at Every Door" is track #64 on the album Complete Columbia Albums Collection. It was written by Nazim Hikmet, James W Waters.
"I Come and Stand at Every Door" is track #64 on the album Complete Columbia Albums Collection. It was written by Nazim Hikmet, James W Waters.

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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 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 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

Songwriters
NAZIM HIKMET, JAMES W WATERS

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