Everybody needs a little place they can hide
Somewhere to call their own
Don't let nobody inside
Every now and then we all need to let go
For some it's the doctor
For me it's rock and roll
For some it's a bottle
For some it's a pill
Some people wave the Bible
Cause it's giving them a thrill
Others point their finger
If they don't like what they see
If you live in a glass house
Don't be throwing rocks at me

We all need a little shelter
Just a little helper to get us by
We all need a little shelter
Just a little helper ooo, and it'll be alright

Check out Mr. Politician in his suit and tie
But when the doors are closed
There ain't nothin' he won't try
Meanwhine Mr. Medicine's
treating his best friend's wife
Tipper lead the war against the record industry
She said she saw the devil on her MTV
To look into the cabinet
It takes more than a key
Just like Jimmy's skeletons
And his ministry

We all need a little shelter
Just a little helper to get us by
We all need a little shelter
Just a little helper ooo, and it'll be alright

Hit it now

For some it's the needle
For some it's the kill
Some people wave the Bible
'Cause it's giving them a thrill
You can spend your money
Before you get your pay
With a toss of the dice
You can piss it all away

We all need a little shelter
Just a little helper to get us by
We all need a little shelter
Just a little helper ooo, and it'll be alright


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"Shelter Me" as written by Mark Jolley Anna Catherine Mary Jolley

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentBest Cinderella song in my opinion. So upbeat and makes you want to dance! Anyway I think the song is about how sometimes people need to just get away from everything. But for everyone its diffrent. Some do drugs, some turn to religion and some turn to good old Rock N Roll to get away from everything!
    allmanfan456on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBest Cinderella song in my opinion. So upbeat and makes you want to dance! Anyway I think the song is about how sometimes people need to just get away from everything. But for everyone its diffrent. Some do drugs, some turn to religion and some turn to good old Rock N Roll to get away from everything!
    allmanfan456on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is about unplugging from the world and kicking back by various methods, be it drugs, alcohol, going to the doctors for a script ect and then points out that if you do that or deviate from societal norms people will mock you and have an opinion that they really shouldn't have.

    The second verses first couple lines is pretty much a dig at Al Gore himself and from the "Tipper led the war" part starts poking fun at Mary Gore, his wife, whose nickname was Mary 'Tipper' Gore who founded PMRC targeting musicians who needed to have a parental label on their record due to its content. Many people viewed it as a direct attack to the First Amendment.

    The final verse as well as the chorus is reiterating and backing up the first verse with no change in meaning.

    Many people were harassed during this time in music due to politics and religion. The song intentionally has a Gospel music feel to it especially towards the end and the video to the song is a mock telethon for a TV evangelist with the role of the preacher being played by Little Richard. Over all the song attacks political, religious and general overall hypocrites and the hypocrisy they fail to see due to getting in their own way. In not so many words its literally a F-U song to hypocrites.
    james10643on January 15, 2020   Link
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    General CommentI saw them live in 2006 with Poison...It was a great night.In my interpretation..its about the horrors of being in a band, and all of the downsides...I agree that it definitely gets a person pumped up.
    CKF929on December 28, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI don't really like this song, but I still thought it would get some people to coment on it. Anyways, I love the lyrics "Tipper led the war against the record industry, she said she saw the devil on her MTV."
    metalfan4everon December 05, 2006   Link

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