Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter – a song about the violence and unpredictability of life.

Another gem from Nanker Phelge!

Opher's World

There is nothing predictable. Violence is all around us. One minute you’re safe and the next minute you’re caught up in the midst of it.

Yesterday a group of people were on holiday in Tunisia, soaking up the sun on the beach, bathing in the sea. The next minute a crazed religious fanatic is spraying them with machine gun fire.

One minute you’re sitting in your living room and the next someone breaks in and robs, kills or rapes you.

One minute you live in a country that is at peace with the world and the next you’re thrown into the turmoil of war.

We’re a vicious species. Nowhere is safe. It’s all just a shot away.

“Gimme Shelter”

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…

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