Despite being a classic song by the Rolling Stones, it’s probable that most of today’s young Leftists are unaware of it and its message, which with Biden’s behaviour in Ukraine and diminished mental state is now just as relevant now as it was in 1969 when it was written, and probably more so.

The title and the first two verses refer to the threat of nuclear war and the consequent annihilation. Shelter from nuclear explosions with bunkers was a popular theme and in the UK “Civil defence” was primarily a reference to it rather than anything else.

Ooh, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Ooh yeah I’m gonna fade away

War, children
It’s just a shot away