The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter Lyrics

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Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh 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 its 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 yea

The floods is threat'ning
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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Gimme Shelter
  • 2 Love in Vain
  • 3 Country Honk
  • 4 Live With Me
  • 5 Let It Bleed
  • 6 Midnight Rambler
  • 7 You Got the Silver
  • 8 Monkey Man
  • 9 You Can’t Always Get What You Want


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Alfred
    writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    album: Track 1 in album Let It Bleed
    release date: 1969-11-29
    popularity : 433 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Country Rock
    length: 4:33
    producer: Jimmy Miller
    drums: Charlie Watts
    piano: Nicky Hopkins
    guest piano: Nicky Hopkins
    vocal: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
    engineer: Glyn Johns
    guitars: Keith Richards
    guest: Merry Clayton
    percussion: Jimmy Miller
    harp: Mick Jagger
    bass guitar: Bill Wyman
    writer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
    Album Information
    label: London Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin