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The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter Lyrics

Oooooh

[Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
Ooh, a storm is threat’ning
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Ooh yeah, I’m gonna fade away

[Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
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

[Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
Ooh, see the fire is sweeping
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost your way

[Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
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

[Merry Clayton]
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

[Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
Mmm, the floods is threat’ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I’m going to fade away

[Variation: Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
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

[Mick Jagger and Merry Clayton]
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)