protection

written by vowles, del naja, marshall, thorn
vocals by tracey thorn

protection [7:51]
also known as; protection (album version)
available on; protection, protection single, collected, singles box

edited as; protection (7" edit) [4:55]
also known as; protection (single edit)
available on; protection single, singles box

edited as; protection (edit) [3:55]
available on; protection single (US cd promo only)

remixed as; protection (j sw!ft mix) [7:12]
available on; protection single, singles box

remixed as; radiation ruling the nation (protection) [8:34]
also known as; protection (radiation for the nation mix)
remixed by; mad professor
available on; no protection, protection single, singles box

remixed as; protection (the eno mix) [9:12]
available on; protection single, singles box
thus edited as; protection (the eno instrumental)
available on; protection single (12" promo only)

remixed as; protection (underdog's angel dust mix) [7:36]
available on; protection single, singles box
thus edited as; protection (angel dust instrumental)
available on; protection single (12" promo only)

remixed as; magnetic shield dub [4:06]
remixed by; mad professor
available on; select exclusives

remixed as; protection (flood 2k remix) [7:14]
remixed by; flood
available on; manchester united: beyond the promised land

samples;
james brown - the payback

lyrics;
   tracey:
this girl i know needs some shelter
but she don't believe anyone can help her
she's doing so much harm, doing so much damage
but you don't want to get involved
you tell her she can manage
and you can't change the way she feels
but you could put your arms around her
i know you want to live yourself
but could you forgive yourself
if you left her just the way you found her
i stand in front of you
i'll take the force of the blow
protection
i stand in front of you
i'll take the force of the blow
protection
you're a boy and i'm a girl
but you know you can lean on me
and i don't have no fear
i'll take on any man here
who says that's not the way it should be
i stand in front of you
take the force of the blow
protection
i stand in front of you
i'll take the force of the blow
protection
she's a girl and you're a boy
sometimes you look so small
look so small
you've got a baby of your own
when your baby's gone, she'll be the one
to catch you when you fall
i stand in front of you
take the force of the blow
protection
i stand in front of you
i'll take the force of the blow
protection
you're a girl and i'm a boy
you're a girl and i'm a boy
you're a girl and i'm a boy
you're a girl and i'm a boy
sometimes you look so small, need some shelter
just runnin' round, helter skelter
and i've leaned on you for years
now you can lean on me
and that's more than love, that's the way it should be
now i can't change the way you feel
but i could put my arms around you
that's just part of the deal
that's the way i feel
i'll put my arms around you
i stand in front of you
i'll take the force of the blow
protection
i stand in front of you
i'll take the force of the blow
protection
you're a boy and i'm a girl
you're a boy and i'm a girl, hey
you're a boy and i'm a girl
you're a boy and i'm a girl