"She's A Thief" as written by and Michael Kinsella....
You put on your raincoat
'Cause it looks like it just might today
And you grab your keys
You're out the door
Before you know where you're going.

If blame, as they say, is for god and little kids
Then you're deserving of praise or a slap on the wrist
'Cause you can't help but blame yourself
For your long face

Not a day passes that you don't fold your hands
And ask St. Francis to find the lust for life
That you lost when she left
With your tongue and your last breath
She's a thief with an eye for nice things

Not a day passes that you don't close your eyes
And ask St. Francis to find the love of your life
That you lost when she left
You dumb fuck, your life's a mess
Without her to tell you what to say
Or when to breathe
Or what you'll need
Or where you're going.


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"She's a Thief" as written by Michael Kinsella

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    General CommentMike tends to write a lot about the demise of a relationship and the guilt that it seems to have on him (or any other guy/girl) same as in 'ghost of what should have been' and 'nobody's nothing' especially, with lines like 'you’re still dealing with her leaving, it’s a shame, but you’ve only yourself to blame.' which pretty much is the prequel, if you will, to 'she's a thief' this song sounds beautiful and is straightforward. and the line, 'she's a thief with an eye for nice things' and the little guitar jangle that follows gets me right here

    ::points to heart::

    can't wait for the new record.

    polyvinylrecords.com
    noyeson October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn this song, all of the blame is placed solely on the guy, as seen in the second stanza. He needs to accept that it's his fault for letting the relationship end/go sour. This is emphasized by the strong choice of words at the end: "You dumb fuck."

    I can't understand why he chooses St. Francis in this song, however.

    Great song.
    evergreenon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNormally, in Catholicism at least, you pray to St. Anthony when you lose something you want help in finding. Maybe he just said St. Francis because he couldn't remember which saint you're supposed to pray for. Great song, pretty self explanatory.
    tallgrl45on May 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"if blame, as they say, is for god and little kids
    then you're deserving of praise or a slap on the wrist
    cause you can't help but blame yourself
    for your long face"

    Wow. Simply, wow.
    Sadexon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful
    migitscuttinginlineon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is proof that 'emo' can still be wonderful.
    mrs-mojo-risinon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSt. Francis lived his life under the vows of poverty and chastity....It's a pun.
    'Not a day passes that you dont...ask St. Francis to find the lust...'
    miljion December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy absolute favorite. this kills me.

    owen songs are the best to listen to when you're feeling particularly self-piteous.

    "she's a thief with an eye for nice things"
    god.. he's brilliant.
    Nice_Heartxon October 10, 2008   Link

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