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Years ago we fought a war
A two-soldier legion made worry no more
And you met a friend who was made of the air
And what a blessing it's been; he's carried you ever since

But did you ever find it strange
that the only one who heard me was you?
And don't you hear the people say
That he must have lost his mind for him to answer?
I know you're still a child
But today you're fit for battle as a man
For time he is a thief
And while we sleep he launders all the years he can.

But friend of mine don't hide
I must leave your side
Even if it kills me
And friend through high and low
Don't you dare let go
Of all the things that made me stay

Years ago we won the war
Our two-soldier legion won't fight anymore
And you have a friend who was made of the air
And what a blessing it's been

But I will never feel the rain fall down on my face
And I will never taste the air in morning after the storm
If my eyes could summon tears know that I would cry an ocean at goodbye.
But you need to love someone who can bleed and breathe and stumble and lie!

Friend of mine don't hide
I must leave your side
Even if it kills me
And friend through high and low
Don't you dare let go
Of all the things that made me --
And friend of mine don't hide
I must leave your side
Even if it kills me

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from The Forty Thieves EP, track released November 11, 2011

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The Forty Thieves Brisbane, Australia

The Forty Thieves started in Jacob Clarke's living room at 2am one night after a party. Since then, the group started writing songs in university practice rooms and eventually put together recordings in Matt's little West End flat. The result was a tuneful mess of world-inspired folk, a mix of unconventional instruments (like the guitarrón, autoharp, and mandolin). They have big plans. ... more

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