"Safe From Harm" as written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles, Shara Nelson and William Emanuel Jr. Cobham....
Midnight ronkers
City slickers
Gunmen and maniacs
All will feature on the freakshow
And I can't do nothing 'bout that, no
But if you hurt what's mine
I'll sure as hell retaliate

You can free the world, you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

You can free the world, you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

Terious, terious, terious, infectious and dangerous
Friends and enemies find us contagerious
I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin' back at me
To see me lookin' back at you

Lucky dippers
Crazy chancers
Seems to be moving fast
What happened to the nicities
Of my childhood days
Well I can't do nothing 'bout that, no
But if you hurt what's mine
I'll sure as hell retaliate

You can free the world, you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

You can free the world, you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

Terious, terious, terious, infectious and dangerous
Friends and enemies I find it's contagerous
And they're spreading through your system like a virus
Yes the trouble in the end it makes you anxious

I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin back at me
To see me lookin back at you

I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin back at me
To see me lookin back at you

But if you hurt what's mine
I'll sure as hell retaliate
You can free the world, you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight

You can free the world, you can free my mind
Just as long as my baby's safe from harm tonight


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"Safe from Harm" as written by Shara Nelson Billy Cobham

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a very sexy song.
    GuitarJeezuson October 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it is about her wishing to protect her love and also her ability to love in the violent times we have.

    "you can free the world, you can free my mind" might be an ironic statement on the 1990/91 political situation with western countries starting to "export" western values like political freedom to the world, sometimes using violence and war; while at the same time on european and us-american streets everyday violence made (and makes) people feel unsafe.

    i suppose there's more to it, i don't quite get the context between what she sings and what 3D says.
    laokoonon November 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think bascially she's singing that she just care about the world around her as there's nothing she can do to change it. All she cares about is that her 'baby' is ok.
    CalmGon June 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits almost like saying she will be open minded about whats going on in the world ("free my mind") and just let people have their ways ("friends and enemies"), but when it comes to her "baby" she will look into her almost animal instincs to protect it (which is also letting yourself be "free" as in free to your own nature)
    lawon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuperb voice of shara nelson on a superb song
    toxicgeekon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdarken the room, let the song get inside of you...the music is mystical, together with the lyrics (kinda weired, but catchy), sung by this totally fitting voice, cool
    AgathaKavkaon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhhhhhh I just saw Massive Attack live tonight. This song is stuck in my head. It was so beautiful. Shara has the most wonderful voice. I can't properly express how great a time I just had
    Troyon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSharas voice is so misty and it suits the song so much!
    Riot Grrrlon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, I love this song so much! The beat gets stuck in my head all the time, Nelson's voice is so powerful and sexxxxy, and I have a thing for 3D's little rap, which works with Nelson's part so well. Talk to my friends about me spontaneously chanting "I was looking back to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you."
    LMKon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*doesn't rather than just, sorry
    CalmGon June 28, 2006   Link

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