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Fleet Foxes – Your Protector lyrics
She left a week to roam
Your protector's coming home
Keep your secrets with you
Safe from the outside

You walk along the stream
Your head caught in a waking dream
Your protector's coming home (coming home)

As you lay to die beside me, baby
I'm the one in the shootin' game
Would you wait for me,
The other one,
Would you wait for me? (2x)

You run with the devil (2x)

Ooh ooh ooh...

Tell your brother to be good
Tell your sister not to go
Tell your mother not to wait
Tell your father I was good

As you lay to die beside me, baby
I'm the one in the shootin' game
Would you wait for me,
The other one,
Would you wait for me?

Ooh ooh ooh...
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    It's a song about a resistance fighter, told from the viewpoint of his lover who has a premonition of his death.

    The girl and her family are living under an occupation but are sympathetic to the resistance- hence the need to "keep your secrets with you... safe from the outside world" and "you run with the devil." In the dream, she is there with him when he is killed. The resistance fighter tells her what she needs to tell her various family members: "tell your sister not to go (looking for me)," "tell your mother not to wait (for me)," "tell your father I was good."

    She's gone to look for him "she left a week to roam." The resistance fighter is coming home to her as a dream since he can't come back physically and telling her to go home.
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