Gimme Shelter Lyrics

The Rolling Stones


publisher: ©Abkco Music, Inc.
writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
album: Track 6 in album Let It Bleed
release date: 1969-11-29
popularity : 182 users have visited this page.
length: 6:12
writer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

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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!
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

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

  • 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