Oooo, oooo, oooo.
Oooo, oooo, oooo.


Oooo, a storm is threatenin', my very life today.
If I don't get some shelter, oh, I'm gonna' fade away.


CHORUS
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.


Oooo, see the fire sweeping, up every street today.
Burns like a red-coal carpet, mad bull lost it's way.


CHORUS


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.


Oooo, a storm is threatenin', my very life today.
If I don't get some shelter, oh, 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 said a 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, kiss away, kiss away.


CHORUS


CHORUS


Love sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away.
Love sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away.
War children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Love sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away.
War children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Love sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away.
(repeat alternation to fade)


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    General CommentIn the life version of this song, from the 1971 tour in Shea Stadium New York New York, Mark farner says in the beginning,

    "Yeah this song,
    This is like uh,
    Our generations national anthem..."
    SMUSER17019091on January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. GFR did a very good cover version of it.
    Kodyon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love grand funk. great band
    FloydHammeron April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really don't care for the Rolling Stones (I only like Sympathy for the Devil). I prefer GFR version of this. Mark's chorus sounds wonderful.
    LoLo72on December 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI actually prefer this version over Rolling Stones version. Was never a big fan of the Rolling Stones anyways.

    Anywho, obviously written during the Vietnam War era so I could see it being their "generation's national anthem"

    Still a great song no matter who does it
    MrsBonJovion July 14, 2011   Link

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