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New Order

Thieves Like Us

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“Thieves Like Us” is a single by British group New Order, released in April 1984 by Factory Records. It is one of the group’s most popular songs. It is named after the 1974 crime movie Thieves Like Us, directed by Robert Altman. Bernard Sumner states during a TV interview in 1984, that the song title was suggested by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez (an associate of the song’s co-writer, Arthur Baker). The B-side was “Lonesome Tonight” and the catalogue number FAC 103. Both tracks appear on the group’s 1987 Substance compilation, and on the 2008 Collectors Edition of Power, Corruption & Lies, as well as the extended instrumental version of Thieves Like Us (originally the B-side to “Murder”). Like many of their releases, the record was produced by the band, although... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It's called love ... And it belongs to us ... Oh, it's called love

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