The Thief + LIVE at Yoshi's

by Roem Baur

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"The Thief" is the first produced album from San Francisco based songwriter, Roem Baur.

The songs were written in various times and places around the world, from a small house in economically depressed Stockton, California to an apartment in a busy barrio in the metropolis of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It was recorded over 9 cold February nights in the 100+ year-old sanctuary of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in San Francisco, California by Liam McCormick and John Seeterlin with the string quartet of The Family Crest.

This new "double album" includes a live recording from Yoshi's San Francisco.

More info at roembaur.com

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released June 17, 2011

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Roem Baur San Francisco, California

Roem Baur is a professional singer, songwriter, and recording artist living in San Francisco. Baur has appeared on NBC's The Voice, the main stage at Super Bowl 50 celebrations, SXSW, CES, the International Youth Conference in Zimbabwe, Africa, and before thousands live on 6 continents, touring over 150 dates a year. ... more

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Track Name: As Good As Dead
As Good As Dead
Roem Baur

I’m not broken hearted, I’m naturally this pale
Yes, I’m newly parted, and yes, I’m scared as hell
But empty no,
I’ve got a soul to squeeze, for my next big show

The summer that is coming, bright and full of bloom
Young girls keep on shunning, the sound of 30
is awfully gloom
Maybe, I’m better off alone

But what you said, “in other words, as good as dead”
I liked when you said, “in other words, you’re as good as dead”
I laughed when you said, “in other words, you’re as good as dead”

It feels so good to listen, it feels so good to tell
Yes, I’m feeling mental, yes, I’m scared as hell
But empty no
I’ve got enough imagination, for when I get old

But what you said, “in other words, as good as dead”
I liked when you said, “in other words, you’re as good as dead”
I laughed when you said, “in other words, you’re as good as dead”

Can you spare a minute, Just a minute more
Can I get your name and number, before you’re dancing off this floor
This may sound sentimental, but there’s something in your eyes
I can see my own reflection, before we say goodbye

When I leave this body, I’m told it’s not that bad
The sun is always shining, and the hills, they grow in plaid
And I don’t know
But it sounds like a pretty good place to go

© 2011 Roem Baur Music. [BMI]
Track Name: The Thief
The Thief
Words and Music by Roem Baur and Liam McCormick

Maybe in another life, she whispered soft to me
A place inside her heart, so short my love, so brief
She steals me like a thief
Silence in our gaze, so fleeting, so discreet
This moment left undone, untouched here, unrelieved
We hold quietly

I know that she’s leaving, my hands can’t grip what’s not mine
In these eyes, how she knows, I must go
Like a thief into the night

The things we’ve forgotten, and what we have taken
From moments we faced here and now, soft and sweet
Such remorse, now that I see

I know that I’m leaving, my heart can’t grip what’s not mine
In these eyes, now I know, I must go
Like a thief into the night

Up comes the dawn, a passing breath, a soft goodbye in silence
And though we must part, my darling somewhere, you’re mine

I know what I’m leaving, my heart has lost what’s not mine
In these eyes, we were pleading
We moved slow, into the night

Somewhere, constant and unwavering
Somewhere, I’m holding you in my arms
But here, here love I say
Goodbye, goodbye...

©2011 Roem Baur Music.
Track Name: No More Sunsets
No More Sunsets
Roem Baur

No more sunsets, no more lullabies
No more freckled clouds on endless skies
No more holding your face, in my hands, lost in your eyes
No more chemistry, no more, could you be?
No more love for me

No more wondering, how long can we lie
Together we belong, as alibis
No more holding your breath, when I blow on your neckline
No more tapestries, no more, could you be?
No more love for me

Cause I know, tomorrow, the story that follows
You’ll be who you’ll be, you’ll see me for me
And I can’t have that again
So let’s let friends be friends

No more sunsets, no more lullabies
No more freckled clouds on endless skies
No more holding your face, in my hands, lost in your eyes
No more chemistry, no more could you be?
No more love for me

© Roem Baur Music. [BMI]
Track Name: Friends Like These
Friends Like These
Roem Baur and Liam McCormick

With friends like these, there’s never a need
Always a risk between these sheets
Laying cards out on the table without strings
Now on our knees, here in between
Promises made, but not agreed
In the dark, we silent casual casualties
Oh, you’re not staying here
And darling when you leave there’s such a sting
I want you closer now, but here we cannot take back anything
Through everything

You don’t know what you’ve done to me
Call out, ready or not
Somewhere out there, I’m in love
Someone find my heart

You don’t know
You don’t know
You don’t know what you’ve done to me
You don’t know

© 2011 Roem Baur Music. [BMI] & Liam McCormick [ASCAP]
Track Name: Somewhere The Sky Is Blue
Somewhere The Sky Is Blue
Roem Baur

There are things about your leaving
More than your leaving can explain
How the falling leaves what the Spring brings
In beautiful refrain
How your hair still finds my pillow case
How my guitar, has a lipstick stain

Showered in Autumn, school bells ring the way to
Children in uniform, finding each other new
I remember that old familiar hue
I was dreaming in color
When I first found you

Tell me you’re shining, tell me you’re shining, tell me you’re shining
Somewhere the sky is blue

Now finishing my sentences
Are chores of mine again
I have flashes of brilliance
That I share with the wind
They’re carried in bottles
We bought with our plans
Now, empty occasions
Candles snuffed out in gin

Tell me you’re shining
Tell me you’re shining
Tell me you love me
Baby, tell me you’re shining
Tell me you’re shining
Tell me you’re shining
Tell me you’re shining

Somewhere
Somewhere the sky is
Somewhere
Somewhere the sky is
Somewhere
Somewhere the sky is blue

© 2011 Roem Baur Music. [BMI]