Honor Among Thieves

Jesus wasn’t joking
Hanging on the cross
Maybe he was hoping
He got his point across

Talking ‘bout your making up your mind
Casting out your net upon the sea
Never knowing what you’re gonna find
Talking you and me and this mystery

chorus:
Shout it from the mountain
Whisper in the temple
Sounds like it’s all cut and dried
Man it ain’t that simple
Every band of gypsies knows
What no one else believes
There’s treasure in the ruins
And honor among thieves

Buddha wasn’t fooling
Underneath that tree
Said he wasn’t moving
Till the blind could see

Talking ‘bout your walking on the wire
Talking ‘bout your making your own rules
Talking ‘bout your dancing through the fire
Talking me and you and this ship of fools

chorus:
Shout it from the mountain
Whisper in the temple
Sounds like it’s all cut and dried
Man it ain’t that simple
Every band of gypsies knows
What no one else believes
There’s treasure in the ruins
And honor among thieves
(solo)

Talking ‘bout your going out in style
Talking ‘bout your struggle with the truth
Talking ‘bout your glorious denial
Talking me and you and who’s coming through

chorus:
Shout it from the mountain
Whisper in the temple
Sounds like it’s all cut and dried
Man it ain’t that simple
Every band of gypsies knows
What no one else believes
There’s treasure in the ruins
And honor among thieves

words & music: Tom Kimmel & Tom Prasada-Rao
©1996 Chrysalis Music/Drala Music (ASCAP)/Simple Gifts Music (BMI)

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