Protection

Original Artist: Ben Folds & Anna Goodman

Tourists wear their wallets in odd places when abroad,
So as not to be ripped off in ways to which they're not apprised,
Lawyers write some goofy terms in letters to the future
So as not to get all screwed by methods hereinafter devised.
So will I.

And I guess I will protect myself from you.
Sometimes I get so tickled I can't talk.
But I will protect myself from you,
I'll keep on reminding me I'm always free
To walk.

You're not exactly what I'm looking for.
You don't even know that but I've got it straight,
I'm keeping it in mind.
No, you're not what I was looking for.
I just need a little bit of what you've got.
A little bit.
Don't make me laugh.

And I guess I will protect myself from you.
Sometimes I get so tickled I can't talk.
But I will protect myself from you,
And I'll keep on reminding me I'm always free,
To walk.

Always free.
Free to walk.
Hey.

Whatever happens between you and me today,
Probably will be okay but won't bother me in any way.

And I guess I will protect myself from you.
Sometimes I get so tickled I can't talk.
But I will protect myself from you,
And I'll keep reminding me I'm always free.
(To walk.)

Free.

You can't,
You can't hurt me,
'Cause I don't care about you,
I don't give a shit,
I don't give a shit about you.
Woah.
(wah... baba)

Bum bum bum... baba.
Bum bum bum... baba.
Bum bum bum... baba.
(The pussy... ass)
(sounds of white... people)
(playing jazz.)

Stats:

3 known live performances.
First performed: 2003-07-04 - Toad's Place, New Haven, CT, US.
Most recently performed: 2017-09-30 - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC, CA.