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Thief Of Time


From: Adrian Ogden
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [FILK] Thief Of Time
Date: 6 Feb 2003 14:35:30 GMT

The first line of the chorus came to me soon after I read the hardback blurb for Thief Of Time. I then waited a year for the paperback to come out before I could even start to write the rest. I then got horribly stuck. So that's why you haven't seen it until now.

Hope it's been worth the wait.

THIEF OF TIME
(ttto "Senses Working Overtime" by XTC)

Hey hey, a perfect day
There's books for the future and the history will all keep safely
All keep safely
Take heed, all he'll need
A broom for the sweeper and the discipline to just sweep safely
Just sweep safely

And every day without a trace
The world is lost and then replaced
For us to see, hear, smell, touch, taste - but now there's

One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Trying to make this all end, I've got
One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Are players in the Auditors' ultimate crime
The past and future and the clock that should not chime...

Hey hey, where's Lu Tze?
And who's that in the corridor, a broom in hand and moving slowly?
Moving slowly?
My, my, let time fly
Using up the seconds from the places where they crawl by slowly
Crawl by slowly.

And all the world would freeze in space
And just a tick could take its place
And there'd be no more time to waste - and now there's

One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Trying to make this all end, I've got
One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Are players in the Auditors' ultimate crime
The past and future and the clock that should not chime...

And people live under the same skies
And no two see the world through the same eyes
And these are things that the Auditors despise
But to me they're very very beautiful
Beautiful

And all the world would freeze in space
And just a tick could take its place
And there'd be no more time to waste - and now there's

One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Trying to make this all end, I've got
One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Trying to make a world with no rhythm or rhyme
Stay the same forever and there's
One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Trying to make this all end, I've got
One, two, three, four, five horsemen and the thief of time
Are players in the Auditors' ultimate crime
The past and future and the clock that should not chime...

Adrian Ogden


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