I'M STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR SHELTER (SHEL SILVERSTEIN) (1962)

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Shel Silverstein's "black humor" treatment (in the style of a country music "tearjerker") of the same topic covered by Bob Dylan in his "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"

Lyrics as performed on "Inside Shel Silverstein" (Atlantic SD 8257),
© 1962
Transcribed by Manfred Helfert

I'm standing on the outside of your shelter,
Lookin' in,
While the bombs are here a-droppin' everywhere.
Through the glass, you look so sweet and warm,
And safe and cosy --
Have I ever told you that I care?

Have I ever told you that you're beautiful,
And it hurts me so that we are now apart?
Well, I'm standing on the outside of your shelter, dear --
But I hope I'm on the inside of your heart!

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