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Arms of a Thief

This song is by Iron & Wine and appears on the special edition of the album The Shepherd's Dog (2007) and on the album Around the Well (2009).

Mr. Henry and the muscle man
Yeah, with shoes on a night, there was no road to stand
Like a letter in a stolen purse
She was bored of her weight, she was bored of her words

The daughter of a soldier told the fallen priest
That's a cold, cold place in the arms of a thief
And reaching out to touch the steering wheel
She said leave me alone but just don't leave me here, alright?

Alright, alright

Mr. Henry and another guy
Gave her gold on a night that it fell from the sky
And like a body when the buzzard came
She was bored of her look, she was bored of her name

The daughter of a lawyer told the fallen priest
That's a cold, cold place in the arms of a thief
And tapping at the air with her heel
She said leave me alone but just don't leave me here, alright?

Alright, alright

Mr. Henry was a dying man
With a vice and a tongue that she didn't understand
Like the water when the sea got rough
She was bored with the breeze, she was bored of her luck

The winner and the loser told the fallen priest
That's a cold, cold place in the arms of a thief
And holding everything he made her steal
She said leave me alone but just don't leave me here, alright?

Alright, alright

Written by:

Sam Beam

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