What does Gimme Shelter mean?

Search Login

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

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

Ooh, see the...

  1.  

    fistofate
    click a star to vote
    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.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 24th, 2011 8:07pm report


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




More The Rolling Stones song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]





Powered by sweet Captcha

Just Posted

Bitch anonymous
Tubthumping anonymous
Centuries anonymous
Caraphernelia anonymous
A Sky Full Of Stars Aderie48
Cough Syrup anonymous
Lipan Conjuring anonymous
Last First Kiss anonymous
Iris anonymous
Take Me To Church anonymous
The End anonymous
Truffle Butter anonymous
Take Me To Church anonymous
Smoke on the Water george.seaver.56
Blood anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

I'm So Sorry
Imagine Dragons
Know Yourself
Drake
No Tellin'
Drake
6 God
Drake
Morning
Beck
Heart Is A Drum
Beck
The Body
Wale
Honey, I'm Good.
Andy Grammer