Thief (Our Lady Peace song)

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Single by Our Lady Peace
from the album
Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch
Released March 21, 2000
Format Promo-only CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 4:01
Label Columbia(CDNK 1493)
Writer(s) Raine Maida
Producer(s) Arnold Lanni
Our Lady Peace singles chronology
"Is Anybody Home?"
"In Repair"

"Thief" is a song written and performed by Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace and released in 1999 on the album Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch.

Song meaning[edit]

The band revealed that the song was written about a young girl from Kitchener with a cancerous tumor in her brain named Mina Kim. The "thief" mentioned in the song refers to the tumor. The short clip at the end of the song consisting of a young girl singing a Sunday school song is a real audio clip of Mina Kim singing "Little By Little" with Maida's wife Chantal Kreviazuk and band member Jeremy Taggart.

Music video[edit]

The Micha Dahan-directed music video of Thief was filmed on May 2, 2000 on a rooftop in downtown Toronto and premiered on Muchmusic on May 23. It was shot entirely under a rainy setting on an otherwise sunny day, to impose the mood given by the song. Band members do not play instruments and are shown in slow motion film stock in the rain.

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