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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
full 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
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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Comments

It brings back memories of driving a round town with windows and loud music
luckyheartz7 7
One of the best<3<3<3.
The woman who's voice cracks during the song ended up having a miscarriage after recording this song. The cause of the miscarriage was of the stress she put on her voice during the recording. Strange yet amazing.
Surprised the list doesn't have mystical qualities.
I'm 13 and I've been raised on this music. Really great music and I'm glad people of this generation still listen to it.
From when I was a wee lad..
I never really looked at the lyrics amazing
On the girl's solo, when she hits the high note, you can hear mick jagger yell
One of the best, all time.
Jagger's best
Lovin war protest songs of the 60s and 70s
Merry Clayton the backup singer in Gimme shelter and also performed with Ray Charles , Carole King and many others was seriously injured in a car crash on June 16. She has a long road of recovery ahead. Please, say a prayer for her. She was featured in the documentary film 20 Feet From Stardom and began her career in the early 60's.
Led Zeppelin the Beatles were a better studio band. The Stones are better live. Mick is the best frontman. No one can compete with Mick. I have been to several of their shows they are simply the best.
Top three Stones song, the depth and wanting of the lyrics flow perfectly into the sonic waves of the vocals buoyed by the rhythm of the drums but seared to a fine taste of Keith
Haha, I had no idea that this song was by The Rolling Stones. Great Song!
Timeless classic!
Best Stones song of all time. Encapsulates everything that made them remarkable.
Great song when it came out and is just as good today. One of their best.
Great f ING lyrics man.
Nice.
Classic War protest song sadly never gets old
I liek it..
Oooo this is giving me chills!
Unlike most, not a big Stones fan, but this is a great song
OMG that female vocalist is amazing. Btw that voice crack was boss. Gave it some serious soul. Haha
Used to cruise to this never realizing the significance
Stones best effort at a REAL protest song. Also, INMHO, one of their best tracks ever.
lpt5150
Just a kid but I remember this and still love it!
They did a decent cover of this on American Idol, should've been Jessica and Caleb, I can't remember, but it's hard to properly do Jagger any justice.
Dah second cold war is coming. And as soon as it starts im gona bump dis and remember dee old one ;)
Awesome tune.... Stones are a better studio band rather than live..... just my opinion...
Rain of murder
smoke em if you gotta em wasn't even born yet but feeling this
True!!!!!
This is a GREAT Song to Cruz in your car to.
Lick me pipi
I f**king love this song!!!!
Those drums are great the stones will always be a great band
nicslager
Hey its just a shot away
Still up top one of the greatest if not the best rock n roll bands
I love The Rolling Stones!! \(^o^)/
LOST N THE CROWD ,,,,WHILE THE STONES PLAY...ON STAGE,,,ALL BECAUSE SOMONE GAVE ME SOME GOOD TIME ........I DIDN'T INHALE...... . . . . . . . B U T I DID FIND MY RIDE HOME-XXXXXXX X X O O O O O
Saw them at Shea in 90 and they destroyed it
To all the Vietnam vets.
Mick our hearts are so sad for u!
The stones...... . . . l o v e it.....
This has to be my favorite Stones song...damn is it good. The female backup singer puts it over the top.
willybosox
This is the best rock and roll song ever
A GREAT F......... BAND
One of the best rock n roll songs ever.
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