Thief in the Night

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Pierre de Beauport
Recording: Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA 
February-June 1997

Performed onstage: 1998-99
, 2003

 

Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Waddy Wachtel

Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts  
Bass: Darryl Jones
Background vocals: Bernard Fowler & Blondie Chaplin
Piano: Keith Richards
Electric piano: Pierre de Beauport
Wurlitzer piano: Pierre de Beauport
Saxophone: Joe Sublett
Trumpet: Darrell Leonard
Tambourine: Blondie Chaplin
Percussion: Jim Keltner
 

All the way, all the way
I miss your touch baby, yeah

Like a thief in the night

It can't be right
I know where your place is, yeah, yeah
And it's not with him
I'm the one who's out here, baby
Out here, just looking in
He ain't going to like it at all, no, no
That's good, I know the feeling

Just you wait there in the dark

In the dark, baby
Yeah, how his dog can bark
Like a thief in the night

I'm going to steal what's mine

Ah, I'm going break the laws
Oh but I'll get through your door
But you wait and see
Yeah, I'm gonna get you, get you free (set you free)

I found out where he keeps you
I've even been inside
You check under your pillow, baby
You'll get the message
If I see you at your window
Well then I'll know no one can separate us

Yeah, you can set me up
You can turn me in or burn me, baby
Well but you are in my skin
The only reason I'm breaking in, I'm coming in, yeah, I'm breaking in...

Come on, yeah, oh yeah
Like a thief in the night
Oh baby, you know what I'm talking about
Come on, you can call the police on me, baby
Set me up and bust me
Come on, I dare you, baby, come on, come on, I'm going to take the drop for you
Ooh soften the blow, yeah
Baby, baby, baby, you know what I mean
Nothing I can do about it

It's the power of it, come on
Like a thief
 
 

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