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Standing In The Doorway

Bob Dylan © 1997

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)

Jan 1997

 Time Out of Mind sessions, Criteria studios, Miami FL - January 1997, album version  

I'm a-walkin' through the summer nights
The jukebox playing low
Yesterday everything was goin' too fast
Today it's movin' too slow.
I got no place left to turn
I got nothin' left to burn.
Don't know if I saw you if I would kiss you or kill you
It probably wouldn't matter to you anyhow
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
I got nothin' to go back to now.

The light in this place is so bad
Makin' me sick in the head
All the laughter is just makin' me sad
The stars have turned cherry red.
I'm strummin' on my gay guitar
Smokin' a cheap cigar.
The ghost of our old love has not gone away
Don't look like it will anytime soon
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Under the midnight moon.

Maybe they'll get me and maybe they won't
But not tonight and it won't be here
There are things I could say, but I don't
I know the mercy of God must be near.
I been ridin' a midnight train
Got ice water in my veins.
I would be crazy if I took you back
It would go up against every rule
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Sufferin' like a fool.

When the last rays of daylight go down
Buddy you'll roam no more
I can hear the church bells ringin' in the yard
I wonder who they're ringin' for.
I know I can't win
But my heart just won't give in.
Last night I danced with a stranger
But she just reminded me you were the one
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
In the dark land of the sun.

I eat when I'm hungry, drink when I'm dry
'N' live my life on the square
An' even if the flesh falls off of my face
I know someone will be there to care.
It always means so much
Even the softest touch.
I see nothin' to be gained by any explanation
There's no words that need to be said
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Blues wrapped around my head. 

Recording dates & record list

Sep 2000SCEWG 2000 COMPILATION (bootleg)
10 Nov 2000PATHWAY TO THE STARS (bootleg)