Protecting you
Protecting me
I throw the evidence into a trunk
And drop it in the sea

Lie awake
I sleep awake
I sleep with one eye on my bedroom door
The other on the cake

Protecting me
Protecting you
Carving away our fingerprints out of
Our finger tips until they're smooth

Lie awake
I sleep awake
I sleep with one eye on my royal flush
The other on the take
I sleep awake

Protecting this
Protecting that
Call it a dead beat with his dead bolt
Wrapped around his artifact
Protecting that

Lie awake
I sleep awake
I sleep with one hand on my .45
The other in my baby's waist

Lie awake
I sleep awake
I go to bed with all my lights turned on
So I don't slip away

I stay awake
Out on the street I keep a started car
Who only waits for me
Conveniently

Lie awake
I sleep awake
Lie awake
I sleep awake


Lyrics submitted by landofsubmarines, edited by sktse

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    General CommentWow, I'm very surprised no one has commented on this song yet. This is a very dark and beautiful song, that is especially interesting to listen to when high. It also pairs very well with "Miles," which is also on the album.

    I'd like to get some interpretations of the song!
    Aithon November 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion: The song is about a woman who has killed her boyfriend. She disposes of the evidence, and then lays next to his dead body, "protecting him." She has a gun if someone finds her, and a getaway car on the street. Clearly she isn't entirely sane, and there could be many other interpretations (the obvious one being that her boyfriend has killed someone and that she is protecting him) but this one seems to fit the best.
    Zhopzon November 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI Love this Band!! I Love this dark love song!

    To me it is about a Bonnie and Clyde type situation, wherein this couple are professional criminals, killing, cheating, stealing. That's why they are getting rid of their fingerprints, sleeping with one eye open, disposing of things, carrying guns, keeping the car ready to go!!
    I would imagine that if you're a criminal, you've always got one eye open, watching your back.
    The women in the story is always on alert since they probably have people after them, wether it be other criminals or the law.

    BumbleBee23on April 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so dark. I think it's maybe her boyfriend asked her to kill him (due to depression/disease/something like that), and she did...
    DJgifon May 11, 2012   Link

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