"Stealin'" as written by and Ken / Hensley....
Stealin'
Take me across the water 'cause I need some place to hide.
I done the rancher's daughter and I sure did hurt his pride.
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah.

Well, there's a hundred miles of desert lies between his hide and mine.
I don't need no food, no water, lord, 'cause I'm running out of time.
Fightin', killin', wine and women gonna put me to my grave.
Runnin', hidin', losin', cryin'. nothing left to save
But my life.

Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah.
Stood on a ridge and stunned religion thinking the world was mine.
I made my break and a big mistake, stealing when I should have been buying.

All that fightin', killin', wine and women gonna put me to an early grave.
Runnin', hidin', losin', cryin', nothing left to save
But my life, life, life, life, life, life, life, life, life.
So I stood on a ridge and stunned religion thinking the world was mine.

I made my break and a big mistake, stealing when I should have been buying.
I was stealing when I should have been buying,
I was stealing when I should have been buying.

Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing woo
Stealing hahaha, yeh

I was stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing oh yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh
Stealing oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Stealing rock'n'roll, alright
Stealing rock'n'roll, alright
Stealing babe, babe

Stealing should, should, should have been buying
Stealing should, should, should have been buying
Stealing should have, should have, should have been buying
Stealing buying, yeah .


Lyrics submitted by RainbowDemon, edited by LynxSD, lairfans12

"Stealin" as written by Ken Hensley

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  • +2
    General CommentGood song to sing in a jail cell
    Pink_Floyd_fanon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think its as literal as you think it is Floyd fan.

    I think its more about a man who cut corners all his life (as in stealing something instead of buying it) and then later came to regret it
    doobson May 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUmmagum, I have heard this song on the radio but very seldom.

    This is one of those rare gems that you might hear (if you're lucky) about once every five years on the radio. Like "Free Four" by Pink Floyd, and "The Core" by Eric Clapton.
    zaqwert777on August 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDid they watch a lot of American Westerns?
    Seems like the point of view from a frontier
    Outlaw.
    Rude dog65on December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat band, great song. Definitely about someone who sort of took the easy way out in life all along and is just now feeling the repercussions.
    The Firmon June 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm very surprised that noone has posted anything about this clasic.
    johnpauljones86on July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Uriah Heep. This song rocks :D
    xbraindamageon August 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a man that is never liked by people, and once decided that he should start stealin'.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, i guess you're right.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoobs is right. I agree the same on what it is about.
    Ummagumma69on March 06, 2008   Link

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