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, 1999
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:01
Writer(s) Raine Maida

"'Thief'" is a 1999 alternative rock song by the Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace and is the third single from their third studio album Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch, which was released in 1999. The song was written by Raine Maida and was produced by Arnold Lanni.

Meaning of the song[change | change source]

Our Lady Peace said that the song was about a young girl from Kitchener, Ontario named Mina Kim who had a cancerous tumor in her brain. The word thief in the song refers to the tumor and at the end of the song there is a sound clip of a young girl that is actually Mina Kim singing a "Little By Little" with Maida's wife Chantal Kreviazuk.