Well I hope God protects your soul
I don't know if you should leave home alone
Maybe you've been drinking from the Devil's bowl
I can't express myself 'cause I'm not fully grown

My heartache, is my mistake you see
My heartache, is my mistake you see

Well I am conscious of the way that I act
But I won't betray you, you can be sure of that
I'm not a pet who does tricks at the drop of a hat
I wish I was fiction, I wish I was fact

My heartache, is my mistake you see
My heartache, is my mistake you see

I need to build a wall around me
I need to build a wall around me
But I want to smile with everybody
Would you say that is possessive of me?
Would you say that is possessive of me?

Yes we feel bad in winter
We act a little bit strange
The dark sky threatens me daily
Makes me alter and change, change, change, change

I need to build a wall around me
I need to build a wall around me
But I want to smile with everybody
Would you say that is possessive of me?
Would you say that is possessive of me?

I need to build a wall around me
I need to build a wall around me
But I want to smile with everybody
Would you say that is possessive of me?
Would you say that is possessive of me?


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God Protect Your Soul Lyrics as written by Ed Harcourt

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    its a great song , i just love. that cd is more than cool. just hope that every other cd of his will be if not as good , better. hope thet more of you guys will add your comments , i dont wanna be the only one in here :)

    onlyoneon September 23, 2002   Link
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    its a great song , i just love. that cd is more than cool. just hope that every other cd of his will be if not as good , better. hope thet more of you guys will add your comments , i dont wanna be the only one in here :)

    onlyoneon September 23, 2002   Link
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    yeh this is one of my fav harcourt songs. i love thebeginning when the drum kicks in. come on folks add some more comments. what do you think the songs about?

    rustlerthehustleron December 31, 2005   Link
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    this is a song very hard to be topped by a singer-songwriter... (even ed couldn't do that yet :)

    yes, one of the best singer-songwriter songs ever...

    amusiqaon February 21, 2006   Link
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    I think the song's about always putting a wall between you and the world, being defensive and not letting people see the real 'you'. But there's a desire within you to get to know people better and have them know the real you and not the 'pantomime' you perform for the public, but being too insecure or afraid to do so. So you want others to show themselves to you while you still keep your true self hidden away from the world, like a two-way mirror; you can see them, but they can't see you - perhaps they only think they can but you know better... and in a way it's killing you inside to not be able to let your guard down.

    Nayamauson January 20, 2010   Link
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    This song is dark, and the beat is amazing

    Bellaaaaaon March 05, 2011   Link

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