Well I've decided no one's knowing
Anything 'bout where I'm going
I can't even talk to my friends anymore
I'm not blaming anyone
For the mess I've gotten in
I'm only frightened
By the things that I've done

Keep me safe from myself
I can't do it without your help
Your love's the finest thing
That I've ever known
I want to come home

Thinking back when I was young
You kept me safe from everything
Set me straight when I went wrong
Raised me to respect myself
I can offer no excuse
For this senseless self abuse
All the pain that I've caused you to feel
When I hurt myself, it hurts you more
And that's what hurts me most of all
I shouldn't go on hurting any more

Keep me safe from myself
I can't do it without your help
Your love's the finest thing
That I've ever known
I want to come home
I want to come home
I want to come home
I want to come home
I want to come home

Keep me safe from myself
I can't do it without your help
Your love's the finest thing
That I've ever known

Take me now, a shelter be
Before there's nothing left of me


Lyrics submitted by queenofquiet23

Shelter Me Lyrics as written by Julie Anne Miller Buddy Miller

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    General CommentMakes me think of someone who has been self harming (I can offer no excuse for this senseless self abuse), and was helped out of it by their family. They're begging to "be kept safe from myself"..
    queenofquiet23on January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about gillian, and wanting to go home, like all of josh's songs are about.
    shinyappleon June 14, 2006   Link

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