"Thieves" as written by and Zooey Deschanel....
There's thieves among us, painting the wall
With all kinds of lies, the lies I never told at all
What's in my pocket? You never knew
You didn't know me well, so well as I knew you

And I know and you know too
That love like ours is terrible news
But that won't stop me crying
No, that won't stop me crying over you

I'm not a prophet, old love is in me
New love just seeps right in and makes me guilty
Why do you look like that? It's not all that bad
I'll see you sometime, sometimes lonely isn't sad

And I know and you know too
That love like ours is terrible news
But that won't stop me crying
No, that won't stop me crying over you

We two are makers, just made this mess
Two broken hearts don't break any less
There's thieves among us, painting the walls
With all kinds of lies, the lies I never told at all

And I know, and you know too
That love like ours is terrible news
But that won't stop me crying
That won't stop me crying over you
No, that won't stop me crying over you


Lyrics submitted by Eponymous Economist

"Thieves" as written by Zooey Deschanel

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentI think it's about a couple, they are together, really care about each other, want to be together, but these "thieves", or "some other person" is coming between them and now they can't be together. She knows it can't be, he knows it can't, but they still want it. She meets other people, but feel guilty cause she still wants that one she can't have
    plainjane343243on April 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationfor me, i think that the song was written from the point of view of the thieves.. being with some one but falling in love with some one else, not wanting to but can't help it... "Old love is in me
    New love just seeps right in And it make me guilty" i love she and him

    charleedivineyon May 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheart breaking..

    such a beautiful song.
    ChityBangBangon March 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so incredibly beautiful.
    xxmynameisjonasxxon April 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "never told at all" not "never told it all".
    goddesscarolineon April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think the "thieves" are actually people, but just the thoughts and feelings that they both have to do things that will ruin their relationship and hurt the other person.
    Cyberghoston May 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni can relate to this song. it makes me cry almost everytime i hear it because "thieves" are what broke my bf and i up. =(
    mssparkleson July 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about 2 people in love and the relationship is doomed for whatever reason.
    shushanaon March 22, 2012   Link
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    yannakhoroon March 27, 2012   Link

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