To start the day …. “Gimme Shelter”!!

~~November 23, 2014~~

The holidays are around the corner. Thanksgiving will be celebrated this week. After that Christmas and the New Year. 

We all know that the homeless situation in this country is out of control. Several cities are passing laws that are making the homeless’ existence even more dire. 

We are all human. We all bleed red. We all have basic needs. We are in a constant state of war … this one is within our country and our communities.

In the spirit of this season, let’s try to alleviate the existence of those who are less fortunate and have “fallen” into this state of homelessness that they do not deserve

Let us not forget that!


Gimme Shelter” is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones. It first appeared as the opening track on the band’s 1969 album Let It Bleed. Although the first word was spelled “Gimmie” on that album, subsequent recordings by the band and other musicians have made “Gimme” the customary spelling. Greil Marcus, writing in Rolling Stone at the time of its release, said of it, “The Stones have never done anything better.”

On Let It Bleed’s bleak world view, Jagger said in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone

“Well, it’s a very rough, very violent era. The Vietnam War. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense. The thing about Vietnam was that it wasn’t like World War II, and it wasn’t like Korea, and it wasn’t like the Gulf War. It was a real nasty war, and people didn’t like it. People objected, and people didn’t want to fight it …” As for the song itself, he concluded, “That’s a kind of end-of-the-world song, really. It’s apocalypse; the whole record’s like that.”


Similarly, on NPR in 2012

“It was a very moody piece about the world closing in on you a bit. When it was recorded, early ’69 or something, it was a time of war and tension, so that’s reflected in this tune. It’s still wheeled out when big storms happen, as they during Hurricane Sandy.

It’s been used a lot to evoke natural disaster.”




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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


~~Gimme Shelter | Playing For Change~~

~Uploaded on May 26, 2011~

From PFC

Gimme Shelter” is a track that we have wanted to record for years, and today we can finally share it with you. This song expresses the urgency we all face to unite together as a planet, and offers us wisdom with the words “War, children, it’s just a shot away … Love, sister, it’s just a kiss away.” It really is that simple.


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