"Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones Cover)" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Oh, see the storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away, yeah

Oh, see the fire is sweeping me
Down through the streets today
Burning like a bright red carpet
Another fool who lost the way

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away, yeah

Oh, see the storm is threatening
My very life today
We're getting, we're getting shelter
Yeah, I'm gonna fade away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
It?s just a shot away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
Shot away
Shot away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
It?s just a shot away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
Shot away
Shot away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
It?s just a shot away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
Shot away
Shot away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
It?s just a kiss away

Rape, murder
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
It?s just a shot away

Love, sisters
It?s just a shot away
Shot away
Shot away

War, children
It?s just a kiss away
Kiss away
Kiss away



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"Gimme Shelter" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics are slightly different to the original. The Stones sang "war, children/it's just a shot away", "rape, murder/it's just a shot away" and "love, sister/it's just a kiss away".

    This is one of several Sisters songs that juxtapose themes of violence and love. See also Ribbons, Temple of Love, Under the Gun, and probably others.
    vigilanton July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me of being in church, and I like this better than the original =)
    dream in dreadon July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as I recall, the CD booklet read "Mad Bull lost his way", and not "another fool who lost his way".
    Moshon September 10, 2010   Link

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