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Shelter From The Storm 1

Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


17 Sep 1974
cd imgBLOOD ON THE TRACKS
cd imgTHE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN

17 Sep 1974
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN

  Blood On The Tracks session 2, A & R Studios, NYC - 17.sep.1974, take 1  
  Blood On The Tracks session 2, A & R Studios, NYC - 17.sep.1974, take 5, album version  

'T was in another lifetime, one of toil an' blood
When blackness was a virtue an' the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

An' if i pass this way again, you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her, on that i give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death an' men who are fightin' to be warm
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imaginin' a place where it's always safe an' warm
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes an' blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

Suddenly i turned around an' she was standin' there
With silver bracelets on her wrist an' flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully an' took my crown of thorns
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

Now there's a wall between us, somethin' there's been lost
I took too much from granted, i got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on a non-eventful morn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

Well the deputy walks on hard nails an' the preacher rides a mount
But nothin' really matters much, it's doom alone that counts
An' the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

I've heard newborn babies wailin' like a mornin' dove
An' old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do i understand your question man, is it hopeless and forlorn?
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

In a little hilltop village they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation an' they gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence, i got repaid with scorn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

Well i'm livin' in a foreign country, but i'm bound across the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge, someday i'll make it mine
If i could only turn back the clock to when god an' her were born
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.  up
    

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Shelter From The Storm 2


17 Sep 1974
cd imgBLOOD ON THE TAPES (T-520)
cd imgHARD TO FIND Vol. 5 (Lost Track Searcher) (T-625)
cd imgMORE BLOOD ON THE TRACKS

  Blood On The Tracks session 2, A & R Studios, NYC - 17.sep.1974, take 4  

'T was in another lifetime, one of toil an' blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I come in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm.''

If i pass this way again, you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her, on that i give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death an' men who are fightin' to be warm
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm''.

Not a word was spoke between us, there was no risk involved
Nothing up to that point had even been resolved
Try imagining a place where it's always safe an' warm
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes an' blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

Suddenly i turned around an' she was standin' there
With silver bracelets on her wrist an' flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully an' took my crown of thorns
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

Now the bonds are broken but they can be retied
For one more journey to the woods, the holes where spirits hide
It's a never endin' battle for a peace that's always torn
"Come in," she said "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

Well the deputy walks on hard nails an' the preacher rides a mount
But nothin' really matters much, it's doom alone that counts
An' the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

Well i've heard newborn babies cryin' like a mornin' dove
An' old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do i understand your question man, is it hopeless and forlorn?
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

And now there's a wall between us, somethin' there's been lost
I took too much from granted, i got my signals crossed
Just to think it all began on a non-eventful morn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

In a little hilltop village they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation an' she gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence, got repaid with scorn
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm."

Well i'm livin' in a foreign country, but i'm bound across the line
Beauty walks on a razor's edge, someday i'll make it mine
If i could only turn back the clock to when god an' her were born
"Come in'', she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm''.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

17 Sep 1974 1 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
17 Sep 1974 2 BLOOD ON THE TAPES (b)
HARD TO FIND Vol. 5 (Lost Track Searcher) (b)
MORE BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (b)
23 May 1976 HARD RAIN
23 May 1976 BOB DYLAN LIVE 1961-2000
ROCK & FOLK LE SAMPLER (single)
1 Mar 1978 BOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN
2 June 1978 STOP CRYING (b)
4 July 1978 MY BACK PAGES (b)
6 July 1978 BORDER BENEATH THE SUN (b)
15 July 1978 THE PICNIC AT BLACKBUSHE (b)
12 Oct 1978 I WAS YOUNG WHEN I LEFT HOME (b)
23/25 May 1984 DIRTY LIES (b)
23/25 May 1984 DIRTY LIES (b) #2
28 May 1984 THE JOKERMAN PLAYS IN THE ARENA (vb)
8 July 1984 OVER THE BROKEN GLASS (b)
May 1989 NEVER ENDING TOUR REHEARSALS (b)
10 June 1989 BUFFALO SKINNERS (b)
29 June 1991 THE NEVER ENDING TOUR (b)
29 June 1991 MIDFYN (b)
9 May 1992 SAN JOSE REVISITED (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
29 June 1993 HARD TIMES IN MARSEILLE (b)
16 Feb 1994 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
31 Mar 1995 BOB'S FULL HOUSE BRIXTON III (b)
22 June 1995 THE PEDLAR NOW SPEAKS (b)
8 Nov 2000 PATHWAY TO THE STARS (b)