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Thief Among Us

from Beyond The Leaves EP by Jesse Payne

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Thief Among Us
(Jesse Payne)

The parking lot is already empty
looks like everybody's gone
Thoughts, like bags, swirling in circles
in the spot where everybody was.
They've gone to the cemetery
to share drinks with friends
The wind whispers through the willows
It's sneaking in.

but there seems to be a thief among us
swimming around.

You're so uninvited, how the trees bend, how the trees bend
You've got me, oh the things you say

but there seems to be a thief among us
swimming around.

All the branches but one swing together
All the branches but one.
Everyday we get a little farther from
the ones that we love.

but there seems to be a thief among us
swimming around.


from Beyond The Leaves EP, released March 27, 2007
Beyond The Leaves EP Liner Notes

Produced by Jesse Payne | Engineereed & Recorded by Jason Elgin @ Synchromesh Studios, Tarrant, AL | Mastered by Roger Lian @ MasterDisk, New York, New York

Artwork: Lexi Campanis
Cover Art: Lexi Campanis

All songs written by Jesse Payne
© Jesse Payne | ASCAP | 2007| Master Digi Records

Jesse Payne - vocal, guitar, harmonica, piano, bouzouki

Alan Rogers - drums/percussion

Shane Jewell - guitar, bass

Rodney Reaves - backing vocals

Chris Lantrip - soundscapes


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Jesse Payne Birmingham, Alabama

Jesse Payne describes his music as minimalist chamber folk or "post-folk" in the likes of Maps and Atlases, Akron/Family,Megafaun and Red House Painters. He has been featured in the Big Takeover Mag's top 40 alongside Band of Horses,Death Cab For Cutie and Willie Nelson& tours the USA. ... more

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