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Gimme Shelter

Lyrics

Yeah, a storm is threatenin'
My very life, today
And if I don't get some shelter
Lord, I'm gonna fade away
full lyrics
Yeah, a storm is threatenin'
My very life, today
And if I don't get some shelter
Lord, I'm gonna fade away
full lyrics

Features of This Track

repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
acoustic rhythm piano
mixed minor & major key tonality
groove based composition
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
a prominent harmonica part
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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there is absolutely nothing I can say about this pure primal expression of the very essence of rock and roll. it's almost a sin to even punctuate the sentence I just wrote about it.
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This is my fav song shh don't tell it's a secret...
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bhawthorne81
Scorsese should use this in a movie
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Come in she said, I'll give you shelter from the STORM
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Both
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Hearing stuff since the womb...

Forever will hear
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Would crank this on my dad's hi fi after getting home from high school.
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2:58
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both
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Just a shot away... a gunshot? or an injection? anybody know?
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Stones ROCK. EPIC
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see below. the guy has been a close friend and com padre for 45 years now. things like this only happen two or three times in a lifetime. savor them when they happen to you -- and they will happen to you. you young people have a lot to look forward to.
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primo stones. i met a guy who lived in my apartment building who used to just stand outside his apartment with head phones all the time. i didn't know him but he invited me in one day and after talking for a while i realized he was really into the stones. i was a naive college student who didn't know s--t from shinola about a whole lot of things, and certainly nothing about the ROLLING STONES? well, he put those headphones on me and introduced to jaggar, richards and the boys!. changed my life.
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officer.klei n
Backing singer is Merry Clayton. https://en.w i k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / M e r r y _ C l a y t o n
This song is nearly 50 years old and remains amazing.
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pjs5454
No its not grace slick
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No-one's safe in the eye of the tornado- it's just a bit of peace before you become overwhelmed with more hell
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⚡️❤️⚡️
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One of the best intros in rock in roll. storm is rolling in.
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Wait- almost forgot - shelter us all* from ignorance of mankind
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If you do this for me- we'll have it made, I'll give you the world if I could
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Shelter me from demons of the night our good lord- also , from the evil of man-
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One of my favorite Rolling Stones songs, along with Ruby Tuesday of course, and You Can't Always Get What You Want! :)
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I LUV l o v e ............ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m y L I F E.........XX X X X X X X X O O O O O
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I'TS JUST A SHADOW AWAY........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . O
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I SEEN EM ON THE VOODOO LOUNGE TOUR........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . & SMOKED SOME STUFF ..FROM A GENEROUS FAN......... . . . . . . . L I F E IS GOOD....GIMM E SHELTER..XXX X X X X X X X O O O O O O O O O O O O O
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AND THESE STUPID TROLLS!
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AND STUPID SPAMMERS....
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FROM THESE STUPID CHAIN MAILS...
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GIMME SHELTER....
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1 go on ur phone
2 go to where u can change ur password
3 say ur crushes' name 10 times
4 close ur eyes
5 now put random password without knowing what it is.
6 close ur phone.
7 now try to remember what password u randomly chose.
8 realize uve been trolled and try to jailbreak ur phone
9 realize u can't, and become depressed and never do these stupid challenges!

LOLOLOLOLOL!
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Don't people kiss during marriage process ? Yeap
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5$ concert at the Fonda in Hollywood California - ✨starring✨th e rolling stones
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frank.taylor 1 9 6 8
THIS WAS AN INVENTED STYLE OF A SONG THAT ONLY THE STONES COULD PUT TOGETHER !!!
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Great Stones song!! \m/ \m/
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YESSSS B**CH YESSSS best stones song tbfuckingh
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Catchy and great song
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Such a brilliant Stones tune, and quite possibly one of the best anti-war (Vietnam) songs as well.
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Gimme Shelter from Let It Bleed is simply the best song from one of rock's greatest bands. To hear it is to take you to a magic time when there were dreams and hope.
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I'll bet you didn't know that Mick came very close to being killed by Hells Angels members on Long Island. They were on their way by boat to his rented Hamptons house and had some kind of drug fueled fight, killing each other instead!! Go Bikers! Far out groovy man!!
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Never listen to the words be for murder rape what the hell
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It's just a shot away
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Duh ddhjhfjnbvds h k k b v f f d b v f h k n h h
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Pomegranate juice prevents prostate cancer
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I'll give you what you want baby - mmmm
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Its just a shadow ? Does it say that duhhh I see shadows goes ...hocus pocus I put a spell on u
...
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drsones
Best song. Ever.
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Rape and murder! It's just a shot away, so true.
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at Bob Kraxner, the back up vocals on this track is not Grace Slick. It is Merry Clayton.
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sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME SONG
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cwo4mann.... . that chick singing back-up is Grace Slick, of the Jefferson Airplane....
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