The Thief album lyrics

Light It Up

Yes we can taste this sadness, we do not need to see, and
Blinded by seas of blackness, we do not have to be, no
I drink my wine, carry my load, seek my shadow to be left alone
You come around with gasoline and say, "Come here, I'll show you what I mean."

Destroy this mindless blackness, yeah, let's burn it out
Come on let's spark this, go!
Light it up
Light it up
Burn yourself for me
Light it up
Light it up
Burn that I might see

Yes I can smell the burning and the smoke is choking me, yeah
My world is ashes now but this ain't no catastrophe, no
I drink my wine, carry my load, seek my shadow to be left alone
You come around with gasoline and say, "Come here, I'll show you what I mean."

Destroy this mindless blackness, oh let's burn it out
Come on, let's spark this, roll!
Light it up
Light it up
Burn yourself for me
Light it up
Light it up
Burn that I might see, yeah

And you said that I was cold, but I'm burning from the inside out
You told me that I was too dark, but I'm burning from the inside out
Why did you leave me all alone, just burning from the inside out?
Burning from the inside.., yeah!

And I'm burning from the inside, and I swim in oceans of light
And I'm burning from the inside, and I swim in oceans of light
Oceans of light



Like a Landslide

Oh softly falls the rain upon the hill
Down to an ocean that can never drink its fill
And hungry is the man, insatiable his appetite
Like a landslide down the mountainside

I thought that you would always be around
To keep me faithful, keep me safe in sound
Well anything that's sure to give is sure to take away
Like a landslide, like the hands of time

And this desire will crush me under, under, under
Builds you up, to tear you down
Wheels in the sky, are turning 'round
Another sunrise, another kick in the eye
Keep falling down, keep falling down and I don't know why
As I disappear into the angel's eye

Softly lay we all into the ground
That pull that holds together holds me down
Keep on racing ahead, but sure to fall behind
In the landslide
In the landslide




Bring Me More

So your lips left pieces of him scattered all over
And still you're surrounded by an atmosphere of lust
With a look on your face of mayhem and murder
Once you were kind but you're a very fast learner

Singing "Oh oh oh oh"
You keep singing "Oh oh oh oh"
Keep on singing "Oh oh oh oh "
"Bring me more! Bring me more! Until my song is done!"
"Yeah until my song is done"

And then someone locates your corruption, tears it out by its root
Crushes it just like a snake's head beneath a heavy boot
And while you're hypnotized by those liquid eyes he takes everything and then he drops his disguise

Singing, "Oh oh oh oh"
Keeps on singing "Oh oh oh oh"
Hear him singing "Oh oh oh oh"
"Bring me more! Bring me more! Until my song is done!"

Oh yeah until my song is done
Until my song is done
Yeah until my song is done
Bring me something more
Bring me something true now
Bring me something more
Bring me something good now
Bring me something more
Bring me something more


So with the beasts you now lay and take some comfort there
It keeps everyone at bay, guarding you in your lair
And while you're safe inside, happy just to survive, it turns on you smiling and then it eats you alive

Singing, "Oh oh oh oh"
Keeps on singing "Oh oh oh oh"
Keeps on singing "Oh oh oh oh"
"Bring me more! Bring me more! Until my song is done!"

Oh yeah until my song is done
I'm ready for one more try
I'm ready for one more bite
I'm ready for one more stone


Note by note, stone by stone

Bring me more
Bring me more

More



Last Forever

Well you put your sticky little fingers in the beehive again to see what you would get to pull out (yeah, yeah)
Laughing and a-licking at the mess that you're in hoping that you never get out (yeah, yeah)
Knocking at the back door, holding your breath when she says that you'd better come in (yeah, yeah)
Falling on your knees at the drop of her dress, well is anything better than sin? No

You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does
You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does

Maybe I should think of something better to do I'm trying but I'm drawing a blank (yeah, yeah)
I'm just taking in the sights at the top of the world laughing all the way to the bank (yeah, yeah)
You put your sticky little fingers in the beehive again to see what you would get to pull out (yeah, yeah)
Laughing and a-licking at the mess that you're in while you're hoping that you'll never get out, oh no
 
You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does
You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does

Feels so good for now
Feels so good for now
Feels so good for now
Feels so good for now

You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does (yeah, yeah)
You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does
You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does
You want it to last forever, but nothing ever does



Morning You

Morning you, morning you, I'm mourning
Morning you, morning you, I'm mourning

I want you frozen, like you're in amber
A graven image of you in flesh and bone
I want your morning eyes, clear as diamonds, the sharpest diamonds I've ever known

How long, how long, how long, do I hold on?
How long, how long, how long, do I hold on?
To morning you
Morning you
I'm mourning
Morning you
To morning you
I'm mourning

Oh this grey and heavy sky has pushed away the dawn
The stranger in your eyes took your place and now you're gone
How long, how long, how long, do I hold on?
How long, how long, how long, do I hold on?
To morning you
Morning you
I'm mourning
I'm mourning you
Morning you
I'm mourning


The Terminal

You just keep your head high, keep your wheels turning
But the words escape, and we're getting closer to the station
Yes and we are tongue-tied by our hallowed heartache
We will be worn, we will be one, with no separation

Oh I feel it in the way I see you waiting there,
Fragile in the humming air, it's coming, it's coming
Just like the rain upon the terminal that falls, you can feel it coming
Oh can't you feel it coming?

When your fears are multiplying, when all is mystifying you
When nothing's true, I'll be your dog star
When you've got a suitcase but no destination
Well yes I'm worn, but I am one and I'm your open heart.

OhI feel it in the way I see you waiting there
Fragile in the humming air, it's coming, oh it's coming
Just like the rain upon the terminal that falls, you can feel it coming
 Oh can't you feel it coming?


You just keep your head high, keep your wheels turning



Here Comes the Night

Oh, I believe in the darkness, I believe in the light
I believe in our blindness, I believe in second sight
And I want absolution baby, 'cause our future ain't looking so bright, no, no, no
Well I see them shadows growing longer
I believe in the day but here comes the night
Here comes the night

I believe in suffering, I believe in delight
I believe in surrender, I believe in holding tight
Well we all pick our poison, baby, to satisfy this appetite, oh no
Well I see them shadows growing longer
I believe in the day but here comes the night
Here comes the night

Here comes that night

Our fire's burning so bright
It's getting darker instead
Shadows grow long
Here comes the night
Sunlight running, helpless follow
The sky bleeding, darkness swallow
Here comes the night
Sunlight running, helpless follow
The sky bleeding, darkness swallow
Here comes the night

Hypnotized by the poison apple, just dying to take a bite
Crowded into this lonely chapel, singing, "Here comes the night"
Singing, "Here comes the night"



What lf

Well there is a tear inside the fabric that she is sewing
And the needle pulls the thread so tight and it won't let go
Yeah there is a lie behind the truth that she is showing
It's a truth that's so damned pretty she just can't let it all show

And there is a part he never told you to the story
About the bomb exploding deep inside his heart
Where every search for words turns into an "I'm sorry"
Where every stupid deed becomes a work of art
Oh it's his work of art, oh yeah

And we see the first sign of starlight
Oh look at all those people going home
But if we can make it 'til sunrise
This liquid night might just have something we don't
We don't need to leave this behind, yeah

Well there is a constant circle moving around in the ocean
And every castle made of sand will be taken down
You know there is a sad and endless beauty to the notion
That all of those castles will be singing while they drown
 
And there is an old man who's out walking along the highway
And in his face a thousand futures all run out
And when he sees you he says "Hey, you going my way?"
And you whisper "Yes, there never was a single doubt"
No there was never a doubt, no, no, no

And we see the first sign of starlight
Oh look at all of those people going home
But if we can make it 'til sunrise
This liquid night might just have something we don't
Don't need to leave behind

You're on the outside, I'm on the inside looking out
You're on the inside, I'm on the outside looking in

What if everything that you wished for came true?
What if everything that you wanted you had?
What if time was yours to use just the way that you wanted to?
Oh and what if life was in the palm of your hand?

You're on the outside, I'm on the inside looking out
You're on the inside, I'm on the outside looking in

You're on the outside, I'm on the inside looking out
You're on the inside, I'm on the outside looking in

And as your streetlight joins the millions in the city
And all of those city lights turn secretly to gold
Well sometimes the magic in her blood, in ain't so pretty
Sometimes the heat in all this flesh can be so cold



Handcuffs

I think the only way we're getting this right, with a minimum of blood, a maximum of joy
Our only hope is becoming hopeless, no life with no surrender

Yeah I need a little bit of restraint
Yeah I need a little bit of restraint
I'm gonna need a little bit of restraint
Bring me them handcuffs, oh, now put 'em on
Bring me the handcuffs, now put 'em on
Bring me the handcuffs

Well your lips smack down on a bite of catastrophe
And it tastes like pain, much better than apathy
Oh trust me, I need a little bit of restraint
Yeah I need a little bit of restraint
I need a little bit of restraint
Bring me the handcuffs, oh, now put 'em on
Bring me the handcuffs, now put 'em on
Now put 'em on

How strong I'll be if you'll just...
Bring me them handcuffs, now put 'em on
Oh bring me the handcuffs, now put 'em on
Yeah yeah, bring me the handcuffs

Can't you see the only way we're getting this right, a minimum of blood, a maximum of joy
Our only hope is becoming hopeless
To be liberated
To be elevated
To be illuminated
It don't just drip serenity, you've got to squeeze it out
It'll take a thirsty smile and the grip of a roustabout
You got your head worn down by the thought of the apogee
And it tastes like seawater, better than apathy
Yeah suntanned, two toned, sucking ambrosia down
One night, one need, one free, one spellbound.
Now put 'em on, put 'em on



The Thief
(part I)

I'm the thief outside of the gate, winter is coming in late
The bells from over the hill, they're giving my bones a chill
Slipping my hand silently, around a treasure you cannot see
You wonder where it goes, while I savor it so

I want to feel everything
I want to feel everything
I want to feel everything
I want to feel everything
How I want to devour your whole life by the hour
I will take you under my wing, oh I want to feel everything, whoa, oh, oh

The song begins to play, the body begins to sway
The sound of single note, your heart is in your throat
My heart is a black hole, consuming all that I stole
You wonder where it all goes, yeah, while I savor it so

But I just want to feel everything
Yeah I just want to feel everything
I've got to steal everything
Oh just to feel anything
Oh, how I want to devour your whole life by the hour
I'm a raven trying to sing
Oh I want to feel everything, yeah

Because it's nothing less, because it's nothing more
Than breaking waves upon a distant shore
This is why I love, this is why I ache
Because to feel I've always got to take
To feel anything
I want to feel everything
I want to feel everything
Oh I want to feel everything
Yeah I want to devour your whole life by the hour
I will take you under my wing, yeah, I want to feel everything
Everything
Everything
Everything
Everything
Everything
Everything
Everything
Everything


(part II)

When you were a child it was all just a game
But childhood is gone, the rules have all changed
One thing that's known, there is nothing I cannot take
When you were good you were given rewards
When you were bad you were given some more
When you were still you sank like a stone in the ocean

And whatever is left when the memories fade
No feeling safe, no feeling afraid
This I will leave for you so you can feel every breath
A kiss in the darkness, and when it's over
A breeze in a heat wave, a drink when you're sober
I want to feel, I want to feel it all

To feel these bones
These bones
These bones
They're all I know
These bones
These bones
These bones
They're hollow, but they're all I own

There will be nothing left when I'm done
For you, I'd steal the light from the sun
As the preacher would steal from his faith
As the soldier would steal from his gun
For you, I'd steal the light from the sun