I don't want to understand this horror
There's a weight in your eyes I can't admit
Everybody ends up here in bottles
But the name tags are the last thing you wanted
As the world explodes you fall out of it
And you can't let go because this
Will not go away
There's a house built out in space

And can't see the thief that lives inside of your head
But I can be some courage at the side of your bed
And I don't know what's happening and I can't pretend
But I can be all, be all

Someone help us understand who ordered
This disgusting arrangement of time and the end
I don't want to hear who walked on water
Cause the hallways are empty, clocks tick
As the world implodes we fall in to it
And we can't go home because this
Will not go away
There's a house built out in space

And I can't see the thief that lives inside your head
But I can be some courage at the side of your bed
And I don't know what's happening and I can't pretend
It's a long, long get away, it's a long, long get away
Make it home again, make it home again
It's a long, long get away, it's a long, long get away

And I can't see the thief that lives inside your head
But I can be some courage at the side of your bed
And I don't know what's happening and I can't pretend
But I can be all, be all I'm here
But I can be all, be all I'm here
It's a long, long get away



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"Thief" as written by Michael Maida, Arnold Lanni

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  • +3
    General Comment:The band met a small girl with a brain tumor in the hospital and she inspired them to write this song. Its about how they felt talking to the girl and how they tried to comfort a girl that was so young and couldn't really understand what was happening to hear.
    egoat711on December 11, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:ender...this song is NOT saying there is a heaven. Notice he starts to say "i can be your...." "there's a house built out in space...." but can't finish these ideas because he is honestly just as helpless and lost as everyone else
    incuon June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I meant to say what was happening to her not hear.
    egoat711on December 11, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I absolutely love this song and its music video :)
    And the way / reason they wrote it?

    OLP > *
    elvenon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I just gotta say I love this damn song...my dad has cancer and it made me cry the first couple times I listened to it...very powerful, it's up there with The Offspring's Gone Away
    babytexon March 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is amazing. Our Lady Peace always comes out with songs that i can't imagine being any better than they already are. Amazing and touching lyrics.
    risthesttingstaron April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Wow, thanks egoat711! I always wondered who that girl they mentioned at the beginning of the video was, and now I know, thanks to you :)

    I just wanted to comment on the video... it uses some truly amazing filming techniques, but the real amazing thing is how beautiful it is, although the whole thing just consists of the band sitting on a park bench in the middle of a rain storm! And has anyone noticed how appropriate the video is? When I first heard the song, the guitar and drums in the intro always made me visualize rain, and sure enough, when the video came out, there was rain :)
    naveedon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm not a sentimental type, and I think songs written like sympathy cards are an overused, easy way writers get people to associate strong feelings with their songs. But this song is well-written, has a good melody which coheres with the lyrical theme, and is a decent addition to the rest of the Our Lady Peace legacy.
    egosauron June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I've got tears coming everytime I hear the first sound of this song....
    SnowboardRockson June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I really like how OLP's vidoe to this song isn't about what they think- they leave it to us to have the immagination!
    CherryLoveron June 18, 2002   Link

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