Thief (Our Lady Peace song)
|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|
|Genre||Alternative rock, post-grunge|
|Songwriter(s)||Raine Maida and Jeremy Taggart,|
|Our Lady Peace singles chronology|
Vocalist Raine Maida has stated that the song was written about a young Kitchener girl that he knew named Mina Kim who had a cancerous tumor in her brain. 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.
Micha Dahan directed the music video. It was filmed on a rooftop in the St. James Town neighbourhood, downtown Toronto. It 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. The video starts off with the band name and song title and then a statement reading “Each year, terminal illness steals the lives of thousands of children. Mina Kim was one”.
|Canada Alternative Top 30 (RPM)||5|
- "Top 30 Rock Report". RPM Weekly. Vol. 71 no. 18. September 4, 2000. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
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