Thick as Thieves

from by The Rin Tins

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A song about treasuring your best friends and the times you have together. Life's good when you've got someone to watch your back and enjoy the good times with!


Pre Ch:

I’ve got your back, you’ve got mine (you’ve got mine)

You and me we’re two of a kind (two of a kind)

Bank job, jewel heist, hold up a train, I’ll be riding shotgun

just the same


You and me we’re Thick as Thieves (thick as thieves, thick as thieves)

You and me we’re Thick as Thieves (thick as thieves, thick as thieves) x2

Intro (chorus with just bass and vocals)

Sax Interlude (Ch progression)

We’ve known each other man and boy

We’ve known sorrow, we’ve known joy

We’ve weathered the storm, turned the tide

We know when to fight and when to hide


When I went and landed myself in jail,

You came for me and posted my bail

Though the coppers tried to get me to sing

You can rest assured; I didn’t tell them a thing

I light a fire when you lose your way
Lend you a bob when you don’t get paid
Buy you a drink when your glass is empty
Put food on your plate when I’ve got plenty

When you rob a bank, I’m in the getaway car
When you sing a song I’ll be playing guitar
Do what you can, keep the wolves from the door
Rob from the rich and run from the law

Pre Ch
Mid Section

Now we’re two old villains, long in the tooth
Ain’t like it used to be and that’s the truth
We tell stories of days gone past
Has time run out, has it gone too fast?

But the shows not over, the game not up
We’ve got years ahead with a bit of luck
‘Cos you an’ me make quite a team
An’ in our line of work we’re thick as thieves!


from Thick as Thieves EP, released September 2, 2016
Music Written by The Rin Tins
Lyrics by Ryan Walker

The Rin Tins are:
Jim Davies
Tara Baggott
Ryan Walker
Ben Leach
Ella Polcyzk
Ross Labiak



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Keep them dancing. That's the ethos that The Rin Tins have kept since their inception in early 2011 and since then the quintet have dedicated themselves to bringing folk fueled jazz jive boogie to the Bristol scene.

With music that combines dark folk tales with swing jazz rhythms and pounding oompa beats, for the past year The Rin Tins have been filling dance floors across Bristol.
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