The Best Of Massive Attack...My 10 Favorite Songs And Lyrics

The Best Of Massive Attack...My 10 Favorite Songs And Lyrics

Massive Attack is one of my favorite bands of all time, and their music fits just about any mood I am in. Massive Attack is considered trip hop, but I find their music to be so much more. Whether you are feeling funky, melancholy, sexy, or chill, there is a Massive Attack song or two for you.

Massive Attack is a British band formed in 1988. The band consists of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Blue Lines was their debut album, released in 1991 with my favorite song "Unfinished Sympathy". Massive Attack continues to go strong 

My 10 Favorite Massive Attack Songs

  1. Angel
  2. Unfinished Sympathy
  3. Paradise Circus
  4. The Spoils
  5. Protection
  6. Teardrop
  7. Saturday Come Slowly
  8. What Your Soul Sings
  9. Special Cases
  10. Dissolved Girl

Angel - Mezzanine

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You are my angel
Come from way above to bring me love
Her eyes, she's on the dark side
Neutralize every man in sight

To love you, love you, love you

You are my angel
Come from way above

To love you, love you, love you

Songwriters: Horace Keith Hinds / Robert Del Naja / Grantley Marshall / Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles

Unfinished Sympathy - Blue Lines

I know that I've been mad in love before
And how it could be with you
Really hurt me baby, really hurt me baby
How can have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

The curiousness of your potential kiss
Has got my mind and body aching
Really hurt me baby, really hurt me baby
How can you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

Like a soul without a mind
In a body without a heart
I'm missing every part
[Repeat: x 5]

Songwriters: Robert Del Naja / Grantley Marshall / Shara Nelson / Jonathan Sharp / Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles

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Paradise Circus - Heligoland

It's unfortunate that when we feel a stone
We can roll ourselves over 'cause we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,
For the ones that feel it the most
Look at her with her eyes like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again

It's unfortunate that when we feel a stone
We can roll ourselves over when we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,
For the one that feels it the most
Look at her with a smile like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again

Songwriters: Grantley Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Stewart Jackson, Daniel Brown, Robert Naja

The Spoils - Single

I got that feeling, that bad feeling that you don't know
I don't even know her but I hope that she comforts you tonight

Nobody here that keeps you in the shade and ever owned you
Some sentimental tears or someone else's girl that drips away

But I somehow slowly love you
And wanna keep you the same
Well, I somehow slowly know you
And wanna keep you away

I got that feeling, that bad feeling that you don't know
I don't even know her but I hope that she comforts you tonight

And I somehow slowly love you
And wanna keep you this way
Well, I somehow slowly know you
And wanna keep you away, away

And I somehow slowly love you
And wanna keep you this way
Well, I somehow slowly know you
And wanna keep you

But I somehow slowly love you
And wanna keep you the same
Well, I somehow slowly know you
And wanna keep you away

Songwriters: Grantley Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Stewart Jackson,

Protection - Collected

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This girl I know needs some shelter
But she don't believe anyone can help her
She's doing so much harm doing so much damage
But you don't want to get involved
You tell her she can manage
Now you can't change the way she feels
But you could put your arm around her

I know you want to live yourself
But could you forgive yourself
If you left her just the way you found her

I'll stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection
I'll stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a boy and I'm a girl
But you know you can lean on me
And I don't have no fear
I'll take on any man here
Who says that's not the way it should be

I'll stand in front of you
Take the force of the blow
Protection
I'll stand in front of you
Take the force of the blow
Protection

She's a girl and you're a boy
Sometimes you look so small (look so small) 
You've got a baby of your own
When your baby's gone
She'll be the one
To catch you when you fall

I'll stand in front of you
Take the force of the blow
Protection
I'll stand in front of you
Take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a girl and I'm a boy
You're a girl and I'm a boy
Yeah
You're a girl and I'm a boy
You're a girl and I'm a boy

Sometimes you look so small
I need some shelter
Just run around helter skelter
And I've leaned on you before
Now you can lean on me
That's more then it will ever be
That's the way it should be
I can't change the way you feel
But I could put my arms around you
That's just part of the deal
That's the way I feel
I'll put my arms around you

I'll stand in front of you
Take the force of the blow
Protection
I'll stand in front of you
Take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a boy and I'm a girl
You're a boy and I'm a girl
Hey
You're a boy and I'm a girl
You're a boy and I'm a girl

Songwriters: Tracey Thorn / Robert Del Naja / Grant Lee Marshall / Andrew Vowles

Teardrop - Collected

Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me, makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Night, night of matter
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

It's tumbling down (as in love falling apart) 
It's tumbling down (as in love falling apart)

Songwriters: Elizabeth Fraser / Robert Del Naja / Grantley Marshall / Andrew Vowles

Saturday Come Slowly - Heligoland

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Lost in the magic
From the last time
This town turning
My rose to desire

Saturday comes slow
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Or is there nothing there?

In the limestone caves
In the south west lands
One time in the kingdom
Believe is on the sand

Saturday comes slow
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Or is there nothing there?

Saturday comes slow
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Or is there nothing there?

Songwriters: Damon Albarn / Daniel Jonathan Brown / Grantley Evan Marshall / Robert Del Naja / Stewart Neville Jackson

What Your Soul Sings - 100th Window

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Don't be afraid
Open your mouth to say
Say what your soul sings to you

Your mind can never change
Unless you ask it to
Lovingly rearrange
The thoughts that make you blue
The things that bring you down
Will mean no harm to you
And so make your choice joy
The joy belongs to you

And when you do
You'll find the one you love is here
You'll find you
The love yeah

Don't be ashamed no
To open your heart and pray
Say what your soul sings to you

So no longer pretend
That you can't feel it near
That tickle on your hand
That tingle in your ear
And ask it anything
Because it loves you dear
It's your most precious king
If only you could hear

And when you do
You'll find the one you need is here
You'll find you
Love you

Songwriters: Robert Del Naja / Neil Davidge / Grantley Marshall / Sinead O'connor

Special Cases - 100th Window

Don't tell your man what you don't do right
Not tell him all the things that make you cry
But check yourself for your own shit / shame
And don't be making love like it's always

Take a look around the world
You see such bad things happening
There are many good men
Ask yourself is he one of them

the deadliest of sin is pride
Make you feel like you're always right
But they're always to the sides
It takes dirt to make love dirt to make a life

Take a look around the world
You see such mad things happening
There are few good men
Thank you lucky star that he's one of them

Songwriters: Robert Del Naja / Neil Davidge / Grantley Marshall / Sinead O'connor

Dissolved Girl - Mezzanine

I'm a little curious of you in crowded scenes
And how serene your friends and fiends
We flew and strolled as two eliminated gently
Why don't you close your eyes and reinvent me

You knew you had a heart made of stone
You should have let me know
You could have let me know

We'll go 'till morning comes
And traffic grows
And windows hum

Speding all week with your friends
Give me evenings and weekends
Evenings and weekends

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these other flaws
All these other flaws

You'd agree it's a typical high
You fly as you watch your name go by
And once the name goes by
Not thicker than water nor thicker than mud
And the eight k thuds it does
Sunset so quickly
Let's make it quiet and quickly
Don't frown
Taste better on the way back down

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
Will lead to mine

We can unwind
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
Will lead to mine
Will see to
All these other flaws
All these other flaws
Will see to
All these other flaws
Will lead to mine
We can unwind all our flaws
We can unwind all our flaws

Songwriters: Robert Del Naja / Grantley Marshall / Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles / Sarah J. Hawley / Matt Schwartz

Massive Attack continues to go strong, 30 years after their formation. Massive Attack is currently touring. For their event schedule go here. What are your favorite Massive Attack songs? Please share!

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