Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me

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"Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me"
Demo by Weezer
Album Weezer's first demo
Released 1992
Recorded May 1992
Length 3:26
Writer(s) Cuomo, Wilson
RC# 123
Producer Weezer
Status unofficially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"My Oh My"
(RC# 122)
"Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me"
(RC# 123)
"Paperface"
(RC# 124)
Weezer's first demo track listing
"Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me"
(1)
"Let's Sew Our Pants Together"
(2)

"Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me" is the first track from Weezer's first demo. The same recording was later added to The Kitchen Tape.

Appearances

Overview

"Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me" was written and demoed by Rivers Cuomo to 8-track in early 1992 as part of Cuomo and Pat Wilson's "50 Song Project". The song was rehearsed in the days following Weezer's formation on February 14, and is known to have been recorded during this period on the 16th. The song continued to be performed at various Weezer shows throughout the spring, and was one of three songs recorded for the band's first demo in May of 1992. The song was sometimes mislabeled as "Silent Dreams" during this period. According to Karl Koch's article in Weezine Issue #3, the recording from this demo is the same that appears on Weezer's second demo (The Kitchen Tape). The song is not known to have been performed by Weezer after the summer of 1992.

Personnel

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Audio

Lyrics

Thief, of silent dreams
Of golden scenes
Stole away

All, it was in me
It wasn't me
Who slipped away

Now I stand with skin and bones
Without a dime to call my own
Only a voice to tell you
Thief, you've taken all that was me

Rain, It laughed so hard
It cried on me
You rain on me

Cleanse, cleanse my soul
The soul to be
The me to be

Now I stand with skin and bones
Without a dime to call my own
Only a voice to scream at you

Now I stand with skin and bones
Without a dime to call my own
Only a voice to scream at you
Thief, you've taken all that was me
Thief, you've taken all that was me
Thief, you've taken all that was me
Thief, you've taken all that was me

Now I stand with skin and bones
Without a dime to call my own
Only a voice to scream at you
Thief, you've taken all that was me
Thief, you've taken all that was me

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