PROTECTION

Home demo version 1


[Fades in] ...one last time
Your baby couldn't dance again
Oh, your kiss cannot make up your mind
But all I want is one sweet kiss
I'm not asking for your devotion
I know you can doo, doo, doo like this
To go through this – never thought I'd have to go through this
Inspection, inspection

You want protection, baby, you, what you need
Protection, baby, you can't part it
Protection, baby, it's all right
Protection, baby, you can't talk
Protection, babe, right from the start
Protection, babe, right from the start
Protection from a broken heart

And so you say you never need – you don't want ever to need again
You don't want to be at somebody's mercy
Oh no, baby, you can see again
You ain't ever gonna let it, let it happen – let it
Little girl, and when we kiss
I'm not asking for old emotion
No, no, baby, better get like this
Inspection

You want protection from a broken heart
Protection from every part
Oh, protection, only you can get
Protection, you can hear it yet
Protection, love, you get us started
Protection... even when it's dark
Protection
Protection from a broken, from a broken, broken heart
It's protection... It's the dawn you want, protection from a broken heart

Oh, oh, oh, oh
I-li-li-li-lie your sedition
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, your –ennection
Baby, 'cause you want protection from a broken heart
Protection from every part of it
Protection, all you can get
Protection, you ain't giving yet
Protection, gonna keep our part
Your protection is gonna break my heart – gonna keep us apart
Protection, won't let a good thing start
You want protection, protection from a broken heart

Protection
Protection from a broken heart
Protection
Before it starts – let a good thing start
Protection, only you can get
Protection, na, na...
Protection, gonna break my heart
Protection, don't let it get – protection, protection from a broken heart
Protection, protection from a broken heart


Info

The above lyrics are for an acoustic home demo of PROTECTION recorded at Bruce Springsteen's home in Holmdel, NJ, sometime between January and June 1979. It can be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 8 (Labour Of Love) [track 01] bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 8 (Labour Of Love)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 8 (Labour Of Love)

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of PROTECTION on this website:

PROTECTION [Studio version]
PROTECTION [Home demo version 1]
PROTECTION [Home demo version 2]
PROTECTION [Home demo version 3]
PROTECTION [Home demo version 4]
PROTECTION [Home demo version 5]
PROTECTION [Home demo version 6]
PROTECTION [Donna Summer's cover version]

Page last updated: 21 May 2012