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The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter Meaning

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Gimme Shelter 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

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    fistofate
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    Feb 7th, 2012 2:58pm report


    The idea for the song was a rewrite of the Staples Singers' song "I Had A Dream" a song about an apocolyptic vision, put to a Latin rock rhythm.
    They also got the vibrato guitar idea and the Merry Clayton (sounds like Mavis) vocal part from this song.
    "The Last time" was another song idea they got from the Staples, who were a great source of material for the Stones and Bob Dylan as well.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 24th, 2011 8:07pm report


    Gimme Shelter is about finding a nice place in a mean world.




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