The Stem and Leaf

by protectors

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released October 24, 2011

All songs written by Chris Charlton, arranged and performed by Protectors

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protectors Leeds, UK

Chris Charlton - Guitar and Vocals
Oli Wood – Bass Guitar
Dave Allen – Drums
Kerry Ramsay - Vocals
Mark Silcock - piano and vocals

contact: Protectors@gmail.com

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Track Name: Protectors - The Carousel
We'll hit the town again, we'll hit the town
You're not the only one to settle down
You're looking fucking comfortable but you're looking gone
You are the lonely one, so move it on.

Where were you and your mezzanine?
Become the man that you used to be
Now we owe the difference to you
Woe betide, Woe betide

It's not a holiday, it's a break in two
And for the life in me I just cannot see it in you
You're singing from a carousel but it's out of time
No longer running on the bell, two of a kind

Where were you and your mezzanine?
Become the man that you used to be
Now we owe the difference to you
Woe betide, Woe betide
Track Name: Protectors - Overtime
Eyes awake too busy doing overtime
Now I see what happens on the borderline
But its the call out to someone on the day you almost died
Your lifelines bold, no reason to be satisfied

Nights draw in but it doesn't mean a thing to you
A care free plan to qualify for a thank you
But its the call out to someone when theres no-one to call home
A sunrise slowly taking in the thunderbolt

Forget these faces, it doesn't make a lot of sense
When everyone's just wishing you all the best
For its the tall ones above you who'll do anything to know
Why you're shrinking underneath the microscope

Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
When daylight comes you try to move away from it
It's the call out to someone in the darkest candlelight
Your lifelines bold, no reason to say goodnight

And how i knew from just the way you joke, I'll never hold it over you
But if I do, well there's a time to change, I'm having me an afterglow

Eyes awake too busy doing overtime
Now I see what happens on the borderline
But its the call out to someone on the day you almost died
Your lifelines bold, no reason to be satisfied
Track Name: Protectors - Honeymoon? (remastered)
You cut a lonely face
You’re doing me no good
A simple line of fire from which you’ve understood

From what you’ve left behind there’ll never be no clue
What you’re about to find is beautiful and true

But what is meant by a honeymoon?

Check check now you’re in control
Throw away the rubbish on your stereo
Warm enough to hold the coldest of hearts
Heaven knows a place for you you, that’s a start

When I was a boy well I wanted to be like you, I wanted to be like you

You could have an island, settle by the fire, burn away your minor light
We could get along ok without each other, long enough to sleep tonight
I couldn’t understand the fall out with your brother, families in harmony
If it's bugging you inside just self address a letter
Track Name: Protectors - Shake the Moves (remastered)
Time heals no careless evidence, I tried
But you’ll forgive now so down deep inside
And it’s hardly worth a listen

Somehow fears are bound to find a setting sun
You’ll have to ride the torment that’s begun, and it’s surely worth a listen

“From today”, she said,
“Waiting like this means I start to remember, what it feels to be afraid, won’t you stay? Because waiting like this means I start to remember.”

Potions, pills, forever reminiscing time,
There’s ways of searching so down deep inside
And it’s hardly worth a listen

Falling down, careless in your own sweet way
Now don’t forget these words as you start to ache
Because they’re always worth a listen

Your campaign is just not enough
There’s lies you can’t see so open your eyes now
But your beat is your confidante
So wise you can’t shake the moves