I Come and Stand at Every Door (The Byrds)

4 MAY 1966

The Byrds were in the recording studios for their upcoming album 'Fifth Dimension' during May, and among the tracks they laid down was the haunting 'I Come and Stand at Every Door'. This was a song about the atomic attack on Hiroshima, told from the perspective of a small child: 'I come and stand at every door, but no one hears my silent tread. I knock and yet remain unseen, for I am dead, for I am dead.' Heavy stuff, but very much in keeping with the protest songs from that time about the very real threat of atomic warfare.