Gimme Shelter
The Rolling Stones Lyrics


Ooh, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Ooh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost your way

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder, yeah
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away, yeah

The floods is threatening
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Abkco Music Inc.
Written by: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

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Wayne McDaniel

I am 70 years old and I still listen to the Stones,This song reminds me of when I was in the Vietnam War in 1969.

Márkó Barócsi

You still alive?

Kaylynne Harris

@ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ You tell 'em!!..I also "Miss" my era too, HORRIBLE- as it was, still like to visit that time period!!*Much* slower pace- in good way-etc! Most older Gen. feels same abt "next" generation-U, in 60 yrs, will prob *feel same-like "homesick" but U will be smarter & keep it to yourself🙂!!
Guy's old enough to know Millennials'/etc- not ALL same!
Compare 1945-1950's era (parents)-to 1965-1970's were night & day-clash more than (ever) b4. oppos. abt everyway! Man, did we hear *more neg. abt "us" than cld imagine-"those lazy", "long haired freaky pll" who wanted to "get out" of "serving their cou try" when they signed up to go fight-for this "glorious country"....we did DRUGS!! Smoked "erbage" & listen to that "druggie music"-"dress like slobs" "all shackin up together!!" (My Ex & I were 1st in family to "live together "in sin"??!!)
Now it's opposite!, We'd
Prob. all agree tho some things r better!! Now kids deal w U.S being a "war" zone!! Bullying always been-but off chart-americans homeless, w/out food, purpose, jobs, self-esteem-9-12 yr olds on Heroin!! ETC!! IT'S
NO "generations" fault-It's the ultra wealthy all over wrld...

Giraffeman

You’re like that one grandpa that everyone wants

Giraffeman

This is the most 60s man comment I’ve ever seen

Ryan Stevens

My dad was 7 in 69 I am 32 and I jam to the stones all the time

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fhg fgh

Merry Clayton absolutely killing it on backing vocals!

henrique portugal

This song reminds me the Wars of Ucrânia.

Rpreggie

"it's just a shot away" reminds me of summer 2020

Chaskka

Thanks to give a name to that voice

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