The Protection

by The Protection

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Whyte Rushan
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Whyte Rushan heard this track, on 95bfm drive show, and I thought thats a novel song - about a white car, and so I purchased the protection, was it a white valient? Favorite track: Little White Car.
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released March 2, 2018

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Track Name: Miss Long Legs
Each time I try, sit back unwind
Wondering how you falling down
Would make me feel inside, could I knock back my pride
And watch as you climb back up high

I wait gently shaking, trembling
I start to die when I realise
You're up there by yourself, no-one around to help
You're stuck with the hand you've been dealt

Why are we all in this swimming pool
Why are we stuck in this swimming pool
Lying here and drifting around

Come on Miss long legs
Just float across the stage
let the ground give you a holiday today
Come on Miss long legs
Just try to let it go
Just keep sailing til you are all alone

Listen slowly, hearts stop beating
A tension spreads across the floor as people try to deal with
Something they've never seen before, not in the lives that they've lived
There's no point running anymore
Just let your conscience abdicate, as your mind begins to soar

I wait slowly sipping your dreams
Seeing you spin, taking you in
You look so strong up there, blissfully unaware
Your stilts carving shapes through the air

Finally I let my thoughts slide
Slide right away, I wanna say
That I am there for you, that I will carry you
But I know you've found your own way to fly
Track Name: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
My new hobby's sitting 'round feeling sorry for myself
I wanna cut my own wrists
But the doctor says I need professional help
(He's getting surgery, he's waiting patiently
But he's not covered by the ACC)
I'm having trouble sleeping
Got the same two stories that I tell

Don't give me a hi-five
I'll leave you hanging because I've got

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Bilateral)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

So I cancelled all my plans
Put another broken promise on my shelf
And I can't play the drums
'Cause my hands are going numb again
(He might seem lazy but he's got an excuse
It's occupational overuse)
How am I supposed to win
When I can't even hold the cards that I'm dealt?

Don't know if I can steer the ship
'Cause I can't feel my fingertips

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Bilateral)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Really feeling behind the curve
The pressure's on my median nerve
Track Name: Ruby, Ruby
You're the kind of girl, makes me put my sunblock on
Right on, so strong is the fire burning in your eyes
You had better recognise
You're my old flame
I need protection, complexion needs rapid intervention

You're hot
You're just so damn hot
Hot like a sun
You fly like an eagle that's so pretty it's illegal in the city

You're the kind of girl, makes me want to put a record on
Right on is what you'd say when you heard my perfect choice of song
And you'd pull me close and we'd dance all night
I'm burning up
I need protection, complexion needs rapid intervention

Ruby, Ruby
You look so fine and I can't believe you're mine
Ruby, Ruby
You treat me so well and I wanna keep you all to myself

And when you look my way I can finally say
The things that drive around like Nascars in my mind
Until I find the winner on the day
The race is over now let's open the Champagne

You're the kind of girl that will melt me from the inside out
Make me shout your name but I don't wanna stop 'cause you're right on top
On the top of my list you're the girl I wanna kiss
You just feel so good
I need protection, complexion needs rapid intervention
Track Name: Mintmobile
Peppermint skin and amber eyes
Stared at me through the fog, and turned on a dime
I found a second home between your two doors
But deep inside you must have known we'd run out of time

Could you feel your cool temper getting shorter?
Could you taste the hydrocarbons in the water?

Mintmobile
Don't have a eulogy to say
Just 1.3 litres of tears to drain away
When you blew your seal, coughing and sputtering
On your last day
It was all I could do...

For mistreatment I do apologise
Oil and water don't mix or temperatures rise
Be honest, you were looking pale anyway
So when we said our last goodbye
It wasn't quite a surprise

Could you feel a growing sense of your disorder?
Could you taste those hydrocarbons in the water?

Mintmobile
Don't have a eulogy to say
Just 1.3 litres of tears to drain away
When you blew your seal, coughing and sputtering
On your last day
It was all I could do...
To turn the key
Track Name: Little White Car
It was late in the summer when I picked you up and drove you home for the very first time
You were warm and bright and you moved like a leaf in the wind

I left you at the kerb and I said goodbye it was a scene that would play out every night
I could never imagine seeing you for the last time
Now please drift away before I can change my mind

You helped me steer my life through a difficult corner, each and every day I was never alone
When I was with you I didn't feel the bumps in the road

I'm gonna take you out tonight
We'll be together for one last ride
Little white car you will always be mine

So please don't be afraid my friend
Your time is far from over
And I know you're waiting for a sign
That everything will be okay
Place your hand in mine
As the streetlamps pass us by

I'm gonna take you out tonight
We'll be together for one last ride
I'm gonna drop you into third and push you to the red line
Let you sing for me one last time
Little white car you will always be mine
Little white car
Track Name: Ideal One
You were the ideal one
Constant as the burning sun
We all revolved around you
You knew it too
Memories seem concrete
As they crumble under your feet
No-one looks you in the eye
And you don't know why

How does it feel to crash land on your own falling star?
When life in limbo resembles a cold, lowering bar?

And we sing 'na na na na naa naa'
As we drive past in our sensible cars
Do we all look the same to you?
And we sing 'na na na na naa naa'
As we drive past in our sensible cars
'Cause life is just a game to you

I see you walking uptown
Bells and whistles weighing you down
You're not content with your half
of the golden calf
Does the pluming of your heart leak?
Does it well up in the pit of your cheek?
And when nobody's around
Does it all come out?

Don't stare at your reflection alone by the lake
Your sleeping beauty erodes while the world stays wide awake

And we sing 'na na na na naa naa'
As we drive past in our sensible cars
Do we all look the same to you?
And we sing 'na na na na naa naa'
As we drive past in our sensible cars
'Cause life is just a game to you
Track Name: My Own Devices
It's day fourteen up in my head
I've spent the last two weeks under the bedspread
(You're wasting your)
Time moves fast in a panic attack
And I'm trying hard to hold it back

My eyes are losing focus and receding
From a tall stack of books I should be reading
(You don't have a)
Spines don't bend in the digital age
And it's difficult to turn a page

I had a great idea but I'm
(Too tired to write it down)
I tried to start a blog but I
(Don't know what I'm talking about)
I'm in a crisis
Left to my own devices

I've got a red stamp letter from the postman
I've got a few of them but none of them are open
(It's probably a)
Fines accrue when you ignore all your bills
And they're sitting on the windowsill

My muscle's atrophying by the hour
And my back's curving like a wilted flower
(You're way out of)
Lines get drawn 'round my body with chalk
As I struggle to get up and walk

I had a great idea but I'm
(Too tired to write it down)
I tried to start a blog but I
(Don't know what I'm talking about)
I'm in a crisis
Left to my own devices

So give my some clear instructions
Remove all my interruptions
I need the perfect conditions to be in place
Without supervision I'll fall on my face

I try to play guitar but my
(Hand's moving like a sloth)
I tried to write this song but I
(Don't know how to finish it off)
I'm in a crisis...
I'm in a crisis
Left to my own devices
Track Name: Job
I'm too scared to quit my job 'cause I like living comfortably
Every day I tell myself I'll buy a ticket overseas

I've spent too long in a real nice house
I've spent too long drinking four-star wine
I've spent too long waiting for the right time

I love buying new shit all the time
I live each day in a complacent lie

And everyone's passing me getting in front of me walking right past and I can't get ahead and they're stepping right over me passing me by and they're getting in front of me getting ahead of me

I don't know how to dig myself out of the ground
I can't put this on anyone else, I've gotta ride it out
I don't know how to turn this flight back around
So I take a final breath and wait 'til we all go down

I'm too sick to work today, I don't want my dreams to fade away
If I practise 'til I die, maybe one day I'll get paid to play

I've spent too long waking myself up
I've spent too long keeping voices down
I've spent too long getting paid to police a crowd

I should know how to make my paycheck last
How the fuck am I still in overdraft
Track Name: Down The Road
You're heading southward
I hope you're keeping warm
When you reach the mainland
Just call and I'll come down next morning
'Cause I don't mind
Which side of the Cook Strait we're living on
If you come find me

Ten years I laid awake
My eyes fixed upon the sea
(Now I sleep)
I sleep soundly
Now that you're the only one
You're the only one
Who lives down the road from me

You moved to Melbourne
New soil to build upon
Can I be selfish?
Please don't stay over there too long
'Cause I'll go blind
If I don't see your face again
So please remind me

Ten years I laid awake
My eyes fixed upon the sea
(Now I sleep)
I sleep soundly
Now that you're the only one
You're the only one
Who lives down the road from me

Not if but when
My ship's coming
You are home again
Just 'round the bend
Lies my waits end
You are home again

You're setting sail again
Out into stormy weather
Be realistic
The honeymoon can't last forever
I'll be fine for us to go our separate ways
Leave you behind me
Track Name: The Protection
You could catch a disease
You could father a child
I don't want
Either of these

So wear your protection
Put on your protection
If you're messin' around without serious intentions

We all know how hard it is
Until you pinch the tip
And try to slide the ring on quick
We don't want to cause a rip
So lay down a slick
And try to use a gentle grip

You could pull out in time
You could head to the South Pole
But it would be safer not to cross that line

So say goodbye to STI's
You don't have to get circumcised
You won't complain until you try
To keep yourself pumped up the whole night

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