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Massive Attack

Protection (7:53)

"Protection" was released as a single Sep 26 1994 and features Tracey Thorn from Everything But The Girl on vocals. Also features a sample from the James Brown track "The Payback". After falling out with Shara Nelson over wages and her decision to make a solo record, Massive Attack brought in Tracey Thorn as a new vocalist. The single of "Protection" contains an ethereal remix by Brian Eno.

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This girl I know needs some shelter
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

Massive Attack - Protection Lyrics


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  • 👌
  • very special song
  • Immortal!
  • This can never ever get old! That voice echoes in memory
  • I think Maynard Keenan took some influence from this track
  • One of the greatest pieces of music ever recorded!
  • I'll take the force of the blow...
  • Timeless!
  • Bristol Trip-hopping!!
  • LOVE this song. It's timeless. Still beautiful every time I listen to it again. ^^

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