"There Was No Thief" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
For a time I thought there was a thief among us
I thought I'd track him down but prior to my pursuit
The smoke it cleared into my disbelief
There was no thief
Cause it was me that lost you

There was no thief
Cause it was me that lost you

I guess it's safe to say you're never coming back
And I understand why you wouldn't want to
I guess it's up to me to find a way to get to you

And there's just one last thing that I have to say
As we reflect on the mess of all of this I've made
It was cowardice that made me push you away
I was so afraid cause you were so much better than me

I can't see you
Getting used to
Living in the midst of your perfection
And I'm so lost
How can you trust
Somewhere the sun is always shinin'

Oh

And there's just one last thing that I have to say
As we reflect on the mess of all of this I've made
It was cowardice that made me push you away
I was so afraid cause you were so much better than me

I guess it's safe to say you're never coming back


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"There Was No Thief" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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    General CommentI loved the original of this song (The Thief), and thought it couldn't get much better. But Relient K proved me wrong. I think this song is about a girl that he lost. The theif he thought was another guy. But really it was him at lost her all along. Beasty awesome lyrics.
    runningham_4on July 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's really just a little tweak on the original version of The Theif. He lost Jesus, and there was no theif.
    swft24on July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's really just a little tweak on the original version of The Theif. He lost Jesus, and there was no theif.
    swft24on July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think thats right actually. I haven't done any research on his motives for writing, but every time i have fallen from Jesus, Satan was the thief. I think anybody could easily point their finger there. Great song regardless.
    jakeowens93on July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMatthew Thiessen the lead singer of Relient K IS the lead singer of Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes (Which is a side project or something..) thats why its so good, he just had this song added to the new album The Bird and the Bee Sides.

    Baha, Anyway i think this song is incredible!
    rachuhh_faceon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song.
    I'm surprised I didn't comment this one when I got the album when it first came out since I commented all those ones...

    anyway, I've never heard The Thief, I don't think, but I love this one.
    I think it can go either way; about a girl or Jesus depending on your situation. Sometimes it just depends if I'm in the worship mood (that's a bad way to word it, but I think you know what I'm saying) or if I'm just listening to my playlist while doing work. : )
    >>amdmb91on August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMatty T is talking about a girl that he lost do to things he said or did and relizes in this song that it was all his fault and not a fault of others
    chilltown22on August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is about Jesus. The line "I guess it's safe to say you're never coming back." makes me come to that conclusion. Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you.

    This is most likely about a girl.
    Likwid_Cidon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthere has been a lot of songs relient k has done that seem like they are about a girl but if you really read the lyrics theyre about jesus. For example Be my escape, i need you, the best thing, up and up, and a lot more.
    Grossoon January 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThere is a problem with the song being about "losing" Jesus or being distracted for that matter. Likwid Cid was right on this matter, Jesus won't forsake you, and the song is all about being forsaken: "you're never coming back." Jesus will always come back. Written alternatively as, "Jesus will never never come back." So, that is strik one against Jesus theory.

    Secondly,
    "I can't see you
    Getting used to
    Living in the midst of your perfection"
    Jesus not getting used to His own perfection? His own powerful, glorious, brilliant perfection?... and He can't get used to it? That makes me think it is about- not a girl,- but another close friend. Another beautiful human being who had all the qualities that the speaker loved, but got envious of. He call them "better then me" and this was the cause of "pushing them [you] away".
    Arian Caldonon June 05, 2009   Link

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