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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),
Transcribed by Manfred Helfert
I'm standing on the outside of your shelter,
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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