The last fire will rise
Behind those eyes
Black house will rock
Blind boys don't lie
Immortal fear
That voice so clear
Through broken walls
That scream I hear

Cry little sister
"Thou shall not fall"
Come, come to your brother
"Thou shall not die"
Unchain me sister
"Thou shall not fear"
Love is with your brother
"Thou shall not kill"

The masquerade
Strangers will come
When will they learn
This loneliness
Temptation heat
Beats like a drum
Deep in your veins
I will not lie to little sister

"Thou shall not fall"
Come, come to your brother
"Thou shall not die"
Unchain me sister
"Thou shall not fear"
Love is with your brother
"Thou shall not kill"

My Shangri-La
I can't forget
Why you were mine
I need you now

Cry little sister
"Thou shall not fall"
Come, come to your brother
"Thou shall not die"
Unchain me sister
"Thou shall not fear"
Love is with your brother
"Thou shall not kill"


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    General CommentThis song is so good, and it's so powerful in the movie. One of the best movies and soundtracks ever. Rock on.

    DEATH BY STEREO!
    tracieon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI know this doesn't have MUCH to do with the song...but did anyone else get the feeling that Kiefer never really died at the end of the film? o.O

    Think about it.

    The lovable Frog Bros said that all vamps explode, or something, when they die.

    When David (Kiefer Sutherland) was stabbed through the heart, it didn't happen.

    And the song started playing. "Thou shall not die..."

    I think it's interesting, really. Sorry for my ranting. :D Awesome movie, awesome song.
    RockTheRainon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love "the lost boys" and one of my favourite scenes is when this song is played when the camera pans over the water at the beginning of the movie, and then in the middle over the clouds. it's great. definitely one of the best soundtracks ever - and 'death by stereo' is a classic line. the movie's full of them!:)
    blackenedskyon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHah! I'm loving all the morons who argue that this song is actually done by sisters of mercy...btw I loev this song with a passion and think it's absolutely amazing!!!!!

    ~Vampy
    vampirella666on April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off,Gerard McMann goes by the name G Tom Mac now. He released a new album in 2001 which contains an updated version of this song. The album itself is basically AOR type music,but its great.

    Second, the second verse lyrics are wrong. It should go:
    Blue masquerade
    Strangers look on
    When will they learn
    This loneliness
    Temptation heat
    Beats like a drum
    Deep in your veins
    I'll live nine lives
    Little sister

    One of the greatest songs ever written. Love the end scene of Kiefer impaled while the childrens chorus plays.

    By the way,if you have never seen a pic of G Tom Mac,you gotta. He's rather dorky looking.
    SoulOnFireon June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think ya'll can tell that i like this song....well, there's a little something to how I first heard this song.

    I'm a dancer and our recital was last night. The senior technique class did a dance called cry little sister. I was sitting with my mom in the audience till i had 2 go line up for my last dance. It sounded like a weird dance and I wasn't interested until it started. it started out with all the girls on the ground. It was a beautiful dance, just breathtaking. I didn't know that I knew the song until the first chorus. Then I realized it was the theme for the movie "The Lost Boys" i came home and found it on iTunes and bought it. ^_^

    *To SoulOnFire* I agree on two levels. Yes, this is one of the greatest songs ever written and yes, the dude is interesting looking...
    cry_little_sisteron June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awsome and the lyrics were right "soul on fire" yours are wrong. and Gerard McMann is the name that is given on the sound track it doesnt matter what he goes by now, god people get their panties in a wad over stupid shit these days.
    heavymetalchicon April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I believe the song is about maybe, a cult? A lot of people say it's about incestuous love, but I disagree. It sounds more like they're within a religion/cult/coven(because, you know, Vampires) that in a DNA related family.
    But thats just my oppinion!
    Nehimaron November 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt could be a bit more literal - a guy turned to a vampire, chained up maybe by his family and trying to get his frightened sister to set him loose, alternately trying to persuade then spilling his tortured soul...

    The words were slightly different in the version Aiden did for Lost Boys 2, so both wordings are right, just for different versions of the song

    The original is my fav, mcmann sounds much more tortured and the chorus voices are more haunting
    blueangelduston February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI personally sensed quite a bit of Edger Allan Poe throughout the lyrics. "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" come to my mind when listening to this song.
    jedi13kniteon November 18, 2010   Link

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