Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh, a Storm is Threat'ning...

My favorite Rolling Stones song, ever since I was a teenager. Admire the idealism, enjoy the sounds. "Gimme Shelter":
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'
My 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...

3 comments:

LibertyAtStake said...

Tied with 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' at the top of my Stones list.

Although the events of 2010 have caused me to recall 'Street Fighting Man' from time to time.

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Donald Douglas said...

Thanks for commenting, Liberty ...

Actually, there's a couple of other favorites near the top. "Some Girls" came out around the time I really became a rock and roll junky, and haven't turned back since.

Bob Belvedere said...

Linked to at:
HOW ABOUT A LITTLE BREATHER...