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I said the joker is a wanted man
He makes his way all across the land
See him sifting through the sand

So I'll tell you all the story
About the joker and the thief of the night

He's always laughing in the midst of power
Always living in the final hour
There is always sweet in sour

So we are not going on

Can you see the joker flying over
As she's standing in a field of clover
Watching out everyday
I wonder what would happen if he took her away

What you see will you might not know
You get the feeling comin' after the glow
The vagabond is moving slow

So I'll tell you all the story
'Bout the joker and the thief of the night

All the people that you see in the night
Hold their dreams up to the light
The wilderbeast is searching for sight

So we are not going on

Can you see the joker flying over
As she's standing in a field of clover
Watching out everyday
I wonder what would happen if he took her away

I said the joker is a wanted man
He makes his way all across the land
See him sifting through the sand

So I'll tell you all the story 'bout the joker and the thief
I said, I'll tell you all the story 'bout the joker and the thief
I said, I'll tell you all about the joker and the thief of the night



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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 2:57 am
    This is a song and it is good why not just embrace he musis why does it have to have a meaning!
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    LeahCloverFeb 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    I know what the song, "The Joker and the Thief" is about. The girl/woman referred to in the Wolfmother song as “her” has a name. She is real and alive. She grew up in a small subdivision called Clover lawn which is referred to in the song as "fields of clover". She used to pick clovers there, has a mother, father and brother there whom she loves very much.

    The joker is a spirit or demon or character under control of the Devil. The “thief”is a name that stands in as a designation or mask for the Devil. Jesus is not the thief, and the text from The Bible states that he comes like a thief.’

    The girl described in the song has a story that is a lot more interesting than the crude version I am going to give you in this blog but one day I will tell this story in greater detail, God willing.
    The girl enrolled at university in 2004 where she studied fine arts for four years. In that time she made many mistakes and prayed to God that she could be redeemed. While in school she painted glass buildings to complete her major in art and design. In her fourth year she met a boy who is not mentioned in the Wolfmother song but who helped to set her free. She loves the boy very much, she forgave everyone who ever hurt her and set things right that were wronged.
    In her fourth year of university she was awarded a commission to paint a mural which currently hangs in a medical research centre on campus. The girl asked God to help her paint the mural in a vain effort to save the world. Her eyes were opened and she was able to discern the evil in herself and her life. The truth set her free and the truth is named Jesus Christ. The difference between Lucifer and Jesus can be twisted to become very subtle, but I will make it clear that Lucifer is called "The Light Bringer" and that Jesus is The Truth and The Light. While she was painting the painting which is now titled “"the Light we deserve",” she was confronted with “The Dark Knight” film and a glimpse of what is called the dark night of the soul; spirits or evil things of whatever sort came and spoke horrible lies to her. She chose not to believe the lies that the spirits spoke. She confronted the things that had spoken these lies to her and asked for their names. She was almost killed as a result because she could not defend herself alone. She was saved by Jesus Christ and by the boy through Jesus Christ.
    The truth is enough and the truth’s name is Jesus Christ. The girl and the boy discerned that we do not deserve the salvation we receive when Jesus died for our sins but I believe that I am the light that the boy deserves and he is the light that I deserve. This is a true story and the Wolfmother song is a perversion of this story. I do not believe that Wolfmother knows this story but rather they received inspiration and power which influenced them to write the song that portrays “the joker” and “the thief” as heroes just as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan did before them. When they are asking, “what would happen if they take her away?” they are describing the failed attempt to kill the girl. Furthermore, the movie, “The Dark Knight” is full of terrible lies which glorify villainy and heroics; such as the lie that Commissioner Gordon speaks at the very end of the film: “because sometimes the truth isn’t good enough... ...sometimes, people deserve more.”
    The truth is good enough, he saved me.
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    LpluvMay 3, 2009 at 7:04 am
    awsome!!!

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