"Overprotected" as written by Martin Karl Sandberg and Rami Yacoub....
I need time (time)
Love (love), joy (joy)
I need space (love)
I need me (Action!)

Say hello to the girl that I am
You're going to have to see through my perspective
I need to make mistakes just to learn who I am
And I don't want to be so damn protected

There must be another way
Cause I believe in taking chances
But who am I to say
What a girl is to do?
God, I need some answers

What am I to do with my life?
(You will find it out don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected

I'll tell them what I like, what I want, what I don't
But every time I do I stand corrected
Things that I've been told
I can't believe what I hear about the world, I realize
I'm overprotected

There must be another way
Cause I believe in taking chances
But who am I to say
What a girl is to do?
God, I need some answers

What am I to do with my life?
(You will find it out don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected

I need time (love)
I need space
(This is it, this is it)

I don't need nobody telling me just what I wanna
What I, what, what, what I'm going to
Do about my destiny
I say no, no, nobody's telling me just
What, what, what I wanna do, do
I'm so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me (Action!)

What am I to do with my life?
(You will find it out don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected

I don't need nobody telling me just what I wanna
What I, what, what, what I'm going to
Do about my destiny
I say no, no, nobody's telling me just
What, what, what I wanna do, do
I'm so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me

What am I to do with my life?
(You will find it out don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected


Lyrics submitted by GuyMagniv, edited by decipherer

"Overprotected" as written by Rami Yacoub Martin Karl Sandberg

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentIf only i can get my dad to listen to the lyrics of this song, he will realise that this song speaks the truth. It feels as though i have been overprotected by my dad who does not want me to take chances or make mistakes or listen to what others say. It drives me crazy! Im 22 years old and i feel as though my dad is still treating me like a child! This song is for all girls who want their overprotective dads to know how they feel! Its ace!!!!
    jerseychickon August 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, i'm confused. How can britney release songs like these? Lets take this song and 'my prerogative' (which is obviously a copy but i'm going to assume she released it again because she felt like it applied to her) she's moaning about not having enough privacy and just wanting to be herself and being to protected.
    1- without all that protection, (realistically) she'd probably be dead by now. Theres so many people who disagree with her music and 'entertainment' nowadays. (and these people are equally as stupid as britney herself)
    2- in my prerogative she says "everybodies talking all this stuff about me". ok, so she's not talking about people when she 'sings' lines like these? she's not saying fuck off to certain people. I think that if she can release songs like these then other people have just as much right to bitch about her. And hey, atleast their open about it and dont have to rant about it in stupid songs, besides, these song's wouldnt have ever been possible without bitching from the world!
    3-if she didn't want the attention, she shouldn't have joined the music industry.

    oh and btw, i know this is the thing for her song 'overprotected' but in my prerogative she says "all these strange relationships really get me down, see nothing wrong spread myself around" you cant get much worse lyrics than that. She's saying all these little relationships arent my thing, but i'm gonna spread myself around and have lots more!

    does anyone else get that?
    prettyinpunk8177on May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really rocks!!!!! I absolutely love it!!!!! :)
    Sunnyon February 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBRITNEY SPEARS IS SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHE AMKES WANK MUSIC, AND SHE SHIT!!!
    Respect, SeanO!
    seanoon February 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song. this isn't the kind of music i like, but i really have gained a new respect for britney. she's doing what she wants to do, and i think that is awesome. no more fake little school girl. she's awesome
    SexyStellarChicon March 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not really a britney fan but i actually like this song. just the fact that i'm overprotected and i've actually seen a lot of the things my parents don't want me to see, and i also notice that's it's entirely different then what they want you to think it is. Besides that the only other two songs that i can think of that make sense are, "what you see is what you get" (it reminds me of a possesive boyfriend i once had and i wish that song was out then so he might get the point) and not a girl not yet a woman, i hate listening to the song, but the lyrics make sense (to me anyways) they could always be written better, but whatever. good point broken sound
    Mystical_nighton April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe word "rocks" is not an adjective that should be used when speaking of britney spears. it really is so sad to see her become so successful in such a short period of time when bands such as hot water music and new found glory have barely had a glimpse of mainstream success. but i guess that what makes these bands so amazing - they haven't been tainted by commercialism. i have only this to say regarding spears: she needs to stop whining and start learning how to write.
    ltjpezgirlon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas much as i think britney is a plastic piece of shit, and i cant stand her, the second i heard this song i fell in love with it! it is a rilly great song and i can so totally relate to it
    pissgreenmartianon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a cool song...its got a good beat the lyrics are decent...i like it
    Jackie1228on April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song, but what the hell is up with the video?! How does one get from running around a hotel or wherever in and "interesting" outfit *which doesn't even match!* to rolling on the ground in the rain? W/E like I don't have better things to do than sit and be a critic to Britney Spears' videos.
    SmOoChAbLeon April 25, 2002   Link

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