The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Live 1998

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Live 1998




This is the full-length show performed by the Rolling Stones on the fifth and final leg of the Bridges To Babylon Tour, at Weserstadion on September 2, 1998.


"Gimme Shelter" was written by the Rolling Stones' lead vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards and , the band's primary songwriting team, and is the opening track to the 1969 album Let It Bleed.


Richards began working on the song's signature opening riff in London whilst Jagger was away filming Performance with Richards's then girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg. In his autobiography Life, Richards revealed that the tension of the song was inspired by his jealousy at seeing the relationship between Pallenberg and Jagger, and his suspicions of an affair between them







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 fire is sweepin'

Our very street today

Burns like a red coal carpet

Mad bull lost its way


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


Rape, murder!

It's just a shot away

It's just a shot away


Rape, murder yeah!

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 yea


The floods is threat'ning

My very life today

Gimme, gimme shelter

Or 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 tell you 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

It's just a kiss away

Kiss away, kiss away




Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

Gimme Shelter lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC





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