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The Thieves of Kailua

from The Thieves of Kailua by Jason Holstrom

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True Story


All the thieves of Kailua broke the handle and stole my camera.
Hanging photos of me an’ Angela on the walls of their cabanas.

Those old thieves of Kailua, I’ve seen smarter, there’ve been smoother
Taking things they don’t belong to from the tourists of Oahu.

…all of the sudden the thieves are on their getaway… (Hear the sirens wail far away.)
All of the sadness; they took my baby’s bag away. (Call the island gun!)

Sister’s anger, brother’s mellow. Short with slight build, younger fellow.

And I know I look like the purist tourist, look at my skin so white.
To the thieves of the island: I ain’t no native, but that don’t make it right!
I tell you the police, they ain’t much better despite their badges of blue.
They take a’me number, my name and they slumber on the beaches of ocean blue.

All the thieves of Kailua, I’ve seen smarter and there’ve been smoother.
Gods are wonderin’, “Where’d the love go?”
Thieves be runnin. Where’d that thug go?
Oh, dreams come true though. The thieves got caught and put away.
Now I live to say… Got my camera, got my Angela.
Thieves got nothin’ cuz we outran ya.
Everywhere we go is love for you and me to live and die for!


from The Thieves of Kailua, released August 3, 2007


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