Friday, July 27, 2012

Gimmie Shelter

If you haven't already heard about Playing for Change you don't know what you've been missing.

"Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world." -Playing for Change website

On their facebook page they posted this rendition of Gimmie Shelter (which already is an amazing song but this foundation takes it to a whole new level).

 

The entire project is moving, inspirational and just phenomenal - this song in particular is just so moving.

Gimmie 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 


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 your 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 
[Repeat 2x]


The floods is threat'ning 
My very life today 
Gimme, gimme shelter 
Or I'm gonna fade away 


War, children, it's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 


I tell you love, sister, 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 
Kiss away, kiss away

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