Gimme Shelter Lyrics

The Rolling Stones


publisher: ©Alfred
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
album: Track 1 in album Let It Bleed
release date: 1969-11-29
popularity : 43 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

Cover Art

The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed cover art
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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