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Radiohead – The Thief lyrics

Why must I be the thief?
Why must I be the thief?
Oh Lord please won't you tell me,
Why must I be the thief.

Why must I be the thief
He said to the hanging man
And how come you're the only one
That's black around, that always stares

Why must I be the thief
He asked of the hanging man
And how come you're the only one
Who lived with an open hand
Now why must I be the thief
You've cursed with many clouds
And the hanging man without his hand
Looked beyond his heart

The thief was drawn to the cross
To share that other's fate
But the Jesus man said "Not now"
"My brother not now, it's far too late"
(far too late) (7x)

Do what you must
Take what you can
Steal the pride from every heart,
Every angered man (3x)
I am the thief
I am the thief
And you will run
Yes and you will hide
But I'll get you then
Yes I will
Because of you, because it's justified.
I will get you yet
Cause it's justified
I will get you yet
It's justified
I will get you yet
It's justified



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