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Love Is A Thief

from Drifter by Ian Bland

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echoes sound in an empty room
faded letters still hold their perfume
an old photograph overlooked for so long
a ghost lies waiting in a forgotten song
a face in a crowd
quickly slips out of sight
but you still hear footsteps
in the dead of the night
memories linger of a moment too brief
guard your heart closely
for love is a thief

passion’s a liar a coward a cheat
first into battle and the first to retreat
it brings only questions
then it leaves you to guess
ask for nothing and it gives even less
shadows remain
though the sun has long set
you’ve made your peace
but you’re never going to forget
time passes slowly and brings no relief
so guard your heart closely
for love is a thief


from Drifter, released April 1, 2007

Ian Bland - Vocals & Guitar
Mark Stanley - Drums & Percussion
Alan Brooker - Bass
Bill Canty - Keyboards
Greg Hunt - Violin
Peter Anderson - Button Accordion
Julie Buxton - Backing Vocals


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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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