Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Misheard Lyrics -> Song -> G -> Gimme Shelter

Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Gimme Shelter that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah, children
It's just a shower, it's just a shower.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ahhh, children
It's just Piscataway, it's just Piscataway.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Piscataway is a town in New Jersey.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bartender
is just a shout away
Original Lyrics:
War, children
it's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Birds like the wren go gobblin'.
Original Lyrics:
Burns like a red coal carpet
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Birds of a brand new gauntlet.
Original Lyrics:
Burns like a red coal carpet.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Birds off the railroad coughin'
Original Lyrics:
Burns like a red coal carpet
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bob Dylan and just some chardonnay
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away,
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bob Dylan is just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children, it's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bob Dylan
It's just a shot away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Born killer, it's just a shot away.
Original Lyrics:
War! Children! It's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dave Pirner, you're just a show away.
Original Lyrics:
Rape, murder! It's just a shot away.
Dave Pirner is from Soul Asylum. I went to West High School with Dave, where he played in a band named The Schitz. (Editor's note: However, he was only 5 when this song was recorded, so it's not the least bit possible that he could have been referenced in this song.)
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme, Gimme Shellder
Original Lyrics:
Gimme, gimme shelter
Shellder is a Pokemon...but it didn't exist at the time this song came out.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heil Hitler, it's just a shot away
Original Lyrics:
War, children, it's just a shot away
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey Myrtle! It's just a shot away
Original Lyrics:
Rape, murder! It's just a shot away
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey baby!
Original Lyrics:
Rape! Murder!
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, Vernon! It's just a shot away
Original Lyrics:
Rape, murder! It's just a shot away
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, children! It's just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children, it's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I tell you love, Sister
It starts to p*ss away
It starts to p*ss away
It starts to p*ss away.
Original Lyrics:
I tell you love, Sister
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's just a shadow, eh?
It's just a shadow, eh?
Original Lyrics:
It's just a shot away.
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's just a shin away.
Original Lyrics:
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's just a showering
It's just a showering.
Original Lyrics:
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
More children, it's just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children, it's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Jimi is just a shadow way
Original Lyrics:
War, children, is just a shot away
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh kill him
He took the sun away
He took the sun away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Jimmy!
It's just a shout away, it's just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Peter
He's took the s**t away
He's took the s**t away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Tiller!
He's got a shower
He's got a shower.
Original Lyrics:
War, children!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
Library life today.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
Love every life today.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, chew it. It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, children
It's just a shallow way, it's just a shallow way.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, come by here
It's just a shout away
It's just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, storm is threatening,
Black bird has lost its way
Original Lyrics:
Oh, a storm is threatening
My very life today.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, see the fire is seepin'
Thru every life today
Birds off a railroad coughin'
Black bird has lost its way
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very streets today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Louder it screams today
First, I'm a special doggy
That girl has lost her way.
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very streets today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooohh, dinner
It's just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ray! Mur... yeahhh!
It's just a shop away
It's just a shop away
Original Lyrics:
Rape, murder!
Is just a shot away
It's just a shot away
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
The slut is sweating
Not very light today.
Original Lyrics:
A storm is threatening
My very life today.
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wait, hurry up!
It's just a shadow, 'ey!
Original Lyrics:
Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walt Whitman is just a shot away
Original Lyrics:
War, children, it's just a shot away
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
War, children, it's in Piscataway.
Original Lyrics:
War, children, it's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whoa, Ophelia
It's just a shout away.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away.
Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Woh, children
It's just a shallow rain.
Original Lyrics:
War, children
It's just a shot away.

Other Misheard Songs

Last Misheard Lyrics File:  Gimme Pizza   Next Misheard Lyrics File:  Gimme Some Lovin'

Songs:#ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - (Search)
Disclaimer

Disclaimer: amIright.com makes no claims to the accuracy of the correct lyrics. All correct lyrics are copyrighted, amIright.com does not claim ownership of the original lyrics.