Dependency has been a thief at night

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Allen Stone & Macklemore) – Neon Cathedral Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Dependency on substances such as alcohol and drugs had taken everything from Macklemore without his realizing it, like a thief stealing suddenly and unexpectedly under the protection of night. In most cases alcohol is consumed at night time, night time might also refer to how the theft went unnoticed.

“Like a thief at night” is a reference to the teachings of Jesus in which we says the devil will come and take people “like a thief at night.”

2 Peter 3:10 …the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night."

Alcohol dependency also has the ability to still your dreams. Most people dream at night. This can also be tied in to what’s above. Stolen dreams before you realize it because it went unnoticed and was disguised by night.

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