no more protecting my heart lyrics – jamie o’neal

i’ve been walkin’ through life
with a bullet proof vest
shielding emotions
acting like i couldn’t care less
i kept love at a distance
my defenses were locked and alert
then you say h*llo and the next thing i know
i’m ready to risk bein’ hurt

no more protectin’ my heart now, darlin’
my soul is out of the dark now yes it is
i’m settin’ my sails tail winds prevail
and i’m on my way
you’ve got me lettin’ my guard down baby
i wanna see what love has to offer me
i’m showin’ all my cards
no more protectin’ my heart

i’ve been guilty of sayin’ no
when i could have said yes
my heart’s history
well it hasn’t been the best
but this time i’m trustin’
in somebody other then me
i built the walls tall, now they’re gonna fall
got no more secrets to keep

no more protectin’ my heart now, darlin’
my soul is out of the dark now yes it is
i’m settin’ my sails tail winds prevail
and i’m on my way
you’ve got me lettin’ my guard down baby
i wanna see what love has to offer me
i’m showin’ all my cards
no more protectin’ my heart

i’ve been waitin’, hesitatin’
treadin’ water, tryin’ to stay afloat
but now i’m headin’ in the right direction
finally filled with hope
no more protectin’ my heart

hey you’ve got me lettin’ my guard down baby
i wanna see what love has offer me
i’m showin’ all my cards
no more protectin’ my
baby, i’m ready to start
no more protectin’ my heart, ohh
no more protectin’ my heart

/ jamie oneal lyrics