Protect Me from What I Want (3:23)

Cover of Sleeping with Ghosts

From Sleeping with Ghosts and 7 other releases

Brian Moloko told Kerrang! that this song “was inspired by the conceptual artist Jenny Holzer.” He added: “It is really a discourse with myself about my self destructive behaviour.” (Source Protect Me From What I Want Songfacts).


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  • Alaric_Disaster

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [10]

    24 Mar 5:28am Reply
  • nonnen8

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [9]

    27 Jan 1:52am Reply
  • Randall-Flagg

    Sad you people say.......For me this song's music sounds kind of sinister and a little bit spooky. I can imagine haunted places listening to this tune.Especially the line"And both of us sentenced to time..and now we're all alone"..A couple of ghosts comes to my mind...sentenced to time and alone because nobody sees them.Omg,I'm watching too many movies..:)

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • mineralko

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [8]

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xelene_x

    "Corporate America waits"

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WindOfChanges

    and you know what's also sad? the fact that it's only 3 minutes and a bit long.

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WindOfChanges

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [7]

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • darkodeath

    "Remember when we'd celebrate? We'd drink and get high until late, and now we're all alone."

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • stuckinthewaltz

    such a brilliant song.

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • heatherweiwes

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [6]

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • IG0tErection

    You just can't put that much emotion in a song unless you're a god or sth, if you can relate to this song you are going to spend a lifetime listening to it.

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • iybao

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [4]

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    French version > this one (same thing for Burger Queen). Anyone who disagrees... Well, you're free to do so.

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • NavaF1

    Maybe we're victims of fate, remember when we'd celebrate? We'd drink and get high until late and now we're all alone.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Mandusia

    this song is somehow incredibly sad. [3]

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • EternallyOdd

    I prefer this version to the French one

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Gabriel_Opeth

    very good song

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Subliminal_Joy

    So beautiful...

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CursedEvil

    I prefer the French version but this one is amazing, too. So sad.

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Irish_Ray

    I love it

    3 Aug 2011 Reply
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