Shelter from the Storm (5:02)

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Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and 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"

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  • ForestFloor

    from the moment you hear those opening chords this song just takes you away

    18 Mar 7:34pm Reply
  • Miyavi23

    The Hard Rain version is amazing!

    8 Mar 1:17am Reply
  • djsweetlips1971

    The songs he writes are just incredible.

    21 Feb 9:33pm Reply
  • bigkowalski

    <3 dat Hard Rain version

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ralfsu

    You can actually hear tears in his throat when he sings "Now there's a wall between us, something has been lost..." in the Hard Rain version... magnetic and sad.

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • shadk

    God, the Hard Rain version is insane

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LfDataWarehouse

    hard rain version -> mind blown

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Songs_of_Myself

    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form. “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”. Great images and poetry throughout the song.

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ddorough

    one of dylan's best

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • andrewirving

    one of the first dylan songs i heard :) love it

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    The Budokan version is becoming my go to version. One of his greats

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Druid66

    I dig the live version from Rolling Thunder (I think it was)...

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • freetofu

    "This is your first listen to Bob Dylan." Absolutely correct, with the exception of the 83 previous scrobbles, plus the songs I'd removed from my library, such as this one. Sorry, feeling bitchy.

    9 Jan 2014 Reply
  • radio_face

    Soulful, to be sure

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    There's a version on one of the Greatest Hits somewhere (I think... originally released on the Jerry McGuire soundtrack) that has an extra verse in the middle, yes.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MarcT1957

    is it me or did he add another verse to this version? I think I know the song pretty well after all these years......and yet...

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MarcT1957

    "Come in, she said..........".what a great song!

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • gombost

    The Hard Rain version is my current favourite.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    A really fine live version from the Bobster.

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • CainDavies

    I always thought it was a middle of the road love song. Then I remembered it was Dylan and that makes it pretty effing special.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
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