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Shelter, single by Rusty Reid

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Single Release: April 8, 2021
Shelter

Northern Latitudes Records
Copyright © Little Diva Music (BMI), Blue Midnight Music (ASCAP)

ABOUT THE SONG:

"Shelter is a song written by Maria McKee and Steven Van Zandt. It was originally recorded by Maria's Los Angeles band, Lone Justice, released in November of 1986 on Geffen Records. I loved this song from the moment I heard it. As a songwriter, it's one of those songs that sounds simple enough, you think, 'Why didn't I write that?' But you didn't. Maria and Little Steven did. This song was on Lone Justice's second album. I was a little bit late in discovering this great band fronted by an even greater singer, and never saw them play live while I was in L.A. Darn it. The band didn't last much longer. Maria went solo and created even more astounding work. I would periodically pull out my Lone Justice and Maria records to play, and just happened to do so right smack in the middle of mixing my album 'Bayou Line.' Listening again to Shelter, I thought it would make for a good cover. Normally when I do a cover tune, I like to make my version significantly different from the original, but here we stick pretty close to the Lone Justice arrangement. I sent the song to keyboardist extraordinaire Jed Demlow and asked him to try to recreate the soundscape while adding his own flair. Jordan Logue played acoustic guitar and electric 12-string. Brandon Davis is on drums and Hiro Sakama on bass, really bringing the thing to life. I'm playing electric rhythm electric guitars and the instrumental break. Very fun song to do. Hope you like it."
-- Rusty Reid


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LYRICS/NOTES

SHELTER

Well alright, you gave it all up for a dream
Fate proved unkind, to lock the door and leave no key
You're unsure, whoa baby I'm scared too
When the world crushes you

Let me be your shelter, shelter
From the storm outside
Let me be your shelter, shelter
From the endless night

Disillusion has an edge so sharp
It tears at your soul and leaves a stain upon your heart
I need you, oh, to wash mine clean
You've felt it too, and you need me

To be your shelter, shelter
From the storm outside
Let me be your shelter, shelter
From the endless night

BRIDGE
Your struggle with darkness has left you blind
I'll light the fire in your eyes

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Your struggle with darkness has left you blind
I'll light the fire in your eyes

Let me be your shelter, shelter
From the storm outside
Let me be your shelter, shelter
From the endless night

Let me be your shelter, shelter, shelter
Shelter, shelter, shelter, shelter, shelter
From the endless night


Written by Maria McKee and Steven Van Zandt

Copyright © Little Diva Music (BMI), Blue Midnight Music (ASCAP)

Rusty - vocals, electric guitars
Jed Demlow - keyboards
Jordan Logue - acoustic guitars, electric guitar
Hiro Sakaba - bass
Brandon Davis - drums


Jed Demlow: keyboards

Jordan Logue: guitars

Brandon Davis: drums

Hiro Sakaba: bass


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