Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shleter Lyrics



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'
My 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

27 comments:

  1. Brilliant song from probably the best rock band at the peak of their creativity.

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  2. Good oh yes, good.

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  3. The Stones are awesome but I have to say that Altamont Speedway was the scariest concert I've ever been to lol, The Hells Angels had the run of the whole place!! I think I'll go back to Woodstock 69 anyday! God do I miss those days!
    PEACE!!!

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  4. Stones concerts were (are?) always edgy affairs - at one concert in Blackpool (I think) in 1964 some guy invaded the stage and made a run for Jagger ... who proceeded to shove the mic stand into the guy's face, knocking most of his teeth out and leaving his face a bloody pulp. Need it be said that Jagger and the band didn't miss a beat as they kept on rocking!

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    1. Yeah I heard about that. And yes it was Blackpool. Its where I live and whenever someone brings up The Stones, someone mentions that concert.

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    2. Saw the Stones in '78 or '79 at the Garden. Scalped tickets for $20. You couldn't smoke the dope quick enough.

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  5. Should have added that this song still resonates down the years,,,, decades. All-Time Classic Rock track.

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  6. tee im on da internet

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  7. F***YEAH!!!!!!!!!

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  8. women solo is awesome

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    1. That's Emmaretta Marks go to You tube and see Emmaretta Marks the True "Diva of Gimmie Shelter"

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    2. That is not correct. The woman singing that is Merry Clayton. Wikipedia her, she is great!

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    3. I want this song played at my funeral.

      Mr.V

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  9. she miscarried the next day after doing solo

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  10. i like boobies very very much

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  11. Haha it says Gimme "Shleter".
    Did you notice that?

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  12. Emmaretta Marks actually sings and created the intro of Gimmie Shelter it is also Eammaretta who sings and screams those chilling Rape Murders as she had been a rape victim herself.. Here's an interview of her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0jQtPMruBQ it's in 4 part but part 1 covers a lot of it..she went with Keith Richards for a good while but then also "hung out" with Mick and even Brian Jones and Bill Wyman...She also sang for Jimi Hendrix on his Cry of Love album but knew him from before the beginning. It was Emmaretta who selected Purple Haze as the first single release and then Foxy Lady and pushed them and got Jimi Radio play here in America.. The Stones have treated her terribly all these many many years. Here's another fun video of the great Emmaretta Marks..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAdb4lzvxGw

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    1. did it never occur to you that this lady might be a little bit "imaginative" shall we say?

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  13. Sorry to hear the Stones haven't done right by that voice. Never knew anything about her other than those unforgettable vocals until just now.

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  14. A higher-pitched second vocal track is sung by the guest vocalist Merry Clayton. Of her inclusion, Jagger said in the 2003 book According to... The Rolling Stones: "The use of the female voice was the producer's idea. It would be one of those moments along the lines of 'I hear a girl on this track - get one on the phone.' " Clayton gives her solo performance, and one of the song's most famous pieces, after a solo performed by Richards, repeatedly singing "Rape, murder; It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away," and finally screaming the final stanza. She and Jagger finish the song with the line, "Love, sister, it's just a kiss away." To date it remains one of the most prominent contributions to a Rolling Stones track by a female vocalist.

    At about 2:59 into the song, Clayton's voice cracks twice from the strain of her powerful singing; once during the second refrain, on the word "shot" from the last line, and then again during the first line of the third and final refrain, on the word "murder", after which Jagger can be heard saying "Whoo!" in response to Clayton's emotional delivery. She suffered a miscarriage upon returning home, apparently due to the strain involved in reaching the highest notes. Merry Clayton's name was erroneously written on the original release, appearing as 'Mary'.

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  15. After a lot of hesitating I declare this the Stones's best tune.

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  16. I'm in the generation of pop. This is real music.

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