PROTECTION

Home demo version 5

Oh, you say you'll never love again
Not after the last time
Oh, no, you'll never leave again
No one will ever leave you sad and crying
But all I want is one sweet kiss, girl
I'm not praying for your devotion
It's a shame to waste a night like this on inspection, inspection

You want protection for a broken heart
Protection, won't let a good thing start
Protection, you say that's what you need
Protection, but, baby, can't you see
Protection, give you a hurting heart
Protection is tearing us apart
Protection, thinking 'bout my broken heart

Well, it won't happen to you anymore
You learned your lesson so hard and well
So tonight you're gonna close the door
Your mind don't know, but your heart can tell
You're soft and warm, but you just need taking
Oh, little girl, you play your part so well
You'll try anything to stop us from making connection, connection

Oh, protection from a broken heart
Protection, won't let a good thing start
Protection, that's what you need
Protection, but, baby, can't you see
Protection can't heal a hurting heart
Protection is tearing us apart
Protection, you get protection for a broken heart

Well, little girl, you're the one who chooses
A heart of stone just, it ain't your style
I guess tonight I'm the one who loses
And so I walk that lonely mile
Some day soon your broken heart will mend, girl
Some day soon, and I'll wait till then
When your pretty eyes look again in my direction, -irection

I'll get protection sent from above
Protection, and everlasting love
Protection, relief in my arms
Protection, no one will do you harm
Protection, when you're warm at night
Protection I'm gonna hold you tight
Protection, everyday and every night, oh, oh

Protection, what you need
Protection, baby, it's just your speed
Protection, you'll be safe in my arms
Protection, I'll give you all my charms
Protection, I'll keep you warm at night
Protection, I want to hold you tight
Protection, every day and every night
Every day and every night
Baby, every day and every night


Page last updated: 21 May 2012

Info

The above lyrics are transcribe from an acoustic home demo of PROTECTION recorded at 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) bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Lost Masters Vol. 8 (Labour Of Love) [bootleg cover art]

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Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).