These Thieving Ways

by The Swayback

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About "These Thieving Ways"
Swayback's singer and bassist Eric Halborg says: "I've been thinking about songs as if they were mantras or protective spells lately. You sing them over and over again and I want the words to protect me in a way, ward off other's nastiness and my own as well...These Thieving Ways speaks to that; it's about ridding yourself of habits, patterns, and people that keep you from living free."

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I don't want to be one to repeat myself
But I said this all before
I don't wanna take no flack - not from anyone
So I'll show myself the door

Not take your sucker punch on the chin no more
Wrestle all my demons and get all free
And If you wanna get free, get free. Shake your bones around
This heart string is being pulled by a phantom sound

These holes won't be dug any deeper by these hands friends
Not step on the mines I've stepped on before
And we ain't gonna take no flack, jack, not from anyone
So I'm a show your ass the door

Not take your sucker punch on the chin no more
Wrestle all my demons and get all free
And if your miracle's made clearer brace yourself with wine
That liberator's commin' just gotta wait a while

On a stone ladder climbs the May Queen
Steadying your footsteps as you walk through a dream
Heaven have mercy on a folly prone thieving elven boy
Who righted his ship before things got overboard
Man, things got overboard
But I've grown oh so bored
With these thieving ways

These thieving ways
Attach em to a log and watch em float away
These thieving ways
You ain't invited back again, ok?
These thieving ways
Attach em to a log and watch em float away
These thieving ways
You ain't invited back again, ok?
Ok? Ok?
Mamma gonna be alright

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released October 29, 2012
Eric Halborg | Bass and Vocals
Bill Murphy | Guitar
Adam Tymn | Guitar
Carl Sorensen | Drums

Recorded and mixed by Jeff Kanan at Silo Sound Studios in Denver, Colorado
Mastered by Dominick Maita at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, Colorado

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