Just a Shot away…. Rolling Stones og Vietnam

19. juni 2008

Oh, a storm is threatning
My very life today
If I dont get some shelter
Oh yeah, Im gonna fade away

War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Rape, murder!
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Rape, murder!
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Rape, murder!
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

The floods is threatning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or Im gonna fade away

War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
I tell you love, sister, its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

I 1969 udkom Rolling Stones’ Let it Bleed, som Mick Jagger har omtalt som et apokalyptisk album. Tanken om verdens undergang, apokalypsen, knyttede an til den periode blandt andet pÃ¥ grund af Vietnam-krigen – og hele det atomare perspektiv, som koldkrigsperioden var svanger med. Og i sangen Gimme Shelter sætter Vietnam-krigen sig sine tydelige spor. Krigen er kun et skud borte. Og kærligheden – et kys… En af Rolling Stones’ bedste sange.

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