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The Thieves

from Death By Sunset by Dave McPherson



One year I got stolen from quite a lot. I lost two of my favourite guitars, my laptop (with all my photos & demos) & a lot more! I decided to write a song about thieves but expanded it to other areas of loss. For example, drugs can be a thief if you lose a friend to them as can alcohol & even life itself. The original version has a billion backing vocals & is on 'A bridge for burning'.


The thieves are always just around the corner.
The thieves are always everywhere at once.
Here they come to take away anything they can get their hands on.
Sentimental value disregarded.

The thieves outside your garage fondling crowbars.
My guitars and your custom cars awaiting.
Here they come to take away anything they can get their hands on.
All your time and hard work disregarded.

Take a trip, take a trip down memory lane.
Think of the things you've lost but all the strength that you've gained.
All of the trauma, all of the loss and all of the pain.
It's not a touch on all the strength that you've gained.

The thieves, they stole straight from my bank account.
And the thieves, they took one of my greatest friends away.
Because the thieves aren't always obvious, life itself is a thief.
And drink and drugs and hate and love.
The thieves prefer to pray in the silence.
Never afraid to wield excessive violence.
Even time is a thief, it takes away everyone you want to save.
Are you prepared to lose it all and continue?
The thieves helped me to deal with the change.


from Death By Sunset, released October 19, 2011


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Dave McPherson Brentwood, UK

Music |ˈmyo͞ozik|
1 the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Music is my life. An oft-used cliché yet nonetheless true for me. I've devoted most of my existence to exploring it in every way & in turn it has enabled me to travel the world & meet new friends all over.

Hope you like my sounds!
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