sometimes
i see the truth behind your lies
which one's
the real side of you

there's a song
reminds me of when we were just friends
right when it starts
it ends

you were starin' at yourself
in the picture
on the shelf
we were there
now we're gone
we were there, now we're gone

there's a thief in the choir
says that i'm a liar
while he steals the spotlight
i take the blame

there's a thief in the choir
one that i admire
as he steals the spotlight
i'll take the blame

so much to hear
so sure to die
so much to love

in the fall
i watch the leaves turn red and brown
they fall down
i'm alone

of the times
i see the tears where i look in your eyes
they fall down
i'm alone

you took your sweater off
and gave it to me
and i said i liked you too
it was there
now it's gone
it was there, now it's gone

there's a thief in the choir
says that i'm a liar
while he steals the spotlight
i take the blame

there's a thief in the choir
one that i admire
as he steals the spotlight
i'll take the blame

so much to hear
so sure to die
so much to love

through the calm
i waited for the storm
and all through the night
you feel so right

there's a thief in the choir
says that i'm a liar
while he steals the spotlight
i take the blame

there's a thief in the choir
one that i admire
as he steals the spotlight
i'll take the blame

so much to hear
so sure to die
so much to love


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Thief In The Choir (feat. Brandon Flowers) song meanings
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    My Interpretationthis song is amazing. I wish they'd put some downloadable version up!

    it seems clear though that it's about a relationship, how it started- they were just friends, and it quickly became something else- and how it ends- with references to "now we're gone" and such, and of course, the chorus.

    "through the calm
    i waited for the storm
    and all through the night
    you feel so right"

    this to me is saying that the entire time he knew it was going to end, but he tried to enjoy what he had....

    "there's a thief in the choir
    says that i'm a liar
    while he steals the spotlight
    i take the blame

    there's a thief in the choir
    one that i admire
    as he steals the spotlight
    i'll take the blame"

    the chorus makes me think that the girl found someone else, who is accusing the singer of treachery and such, and he is so convincing that he takes the singer's place, and he takes the blame, unable to defend himself for what he did (or didn't) do. he admires the thief because he gets the girl... "weathering the storm" probably refers to all the crap this kinda stuff brings up in relationships that end like this...


    overall, I think this is another incredibly powerful song by louis xiv... sometimes it's hard to believe these are the same guys that gave us the equally amazing (in a different way!) Pledge of Allegiance.
    MaianMaguson February 25, 2009   Link

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