GIMME SHELTER/FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH (MEDLEY)

(“Gimme Shelter” by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards; “For What It’s Worth” by Stephen Stills; “War” by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong. All copyrights remain with their original owners. This arrangement by Skip Mendler.)

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Tellin me I’ve got to beware

War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, hey, yeah

Yeah, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Lord, I’m gonna fade away

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s goin’ down

War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, hey, yeah

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speakin’ their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down…
(war… children… )

Oh, see the fire is sweepin’
Out on the streets today
Burnin’ like a red coal carpet
A mad dog lost its way
What a field day for the heat
Ten thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, “hooray for our side”

 War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, yeah, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away, hey, yeah
(war…children…)
(war…children…)

Yeah, a storm is threatening
My very life today
A gimme, a gimme shelter
Or I’m gonna fade away

 It’s time we stop
War, children,
yeah, it’s just a shot away
Everybody look – what’s going down…

It’s time we stop
War, children,
what’s that sound
Everybody look – what’s going down…

It’s time we stop
War, children,
What’s it good for, absolutely nothing (3x)

I say love, sister, yeah, it’s just a kiss away
I say love, sister, yeah, 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

We gotta stop War, children,
Peace is 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, kiss away, kiss away
(to fade)

 

 

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