"Sister" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
Caught up in the middle
Had no choice, had no choice
Birthright forgotten, so silent
No voice
I see you
You know who
Little girl, little girl
Now realize little girl
Overlooked little girl
Bottled up and empty holding back
At loss you're forgotten
Getting back, get back
Expectations of another
Love given to the younger
Broken father, broken brother
Emptiness feeds the hunger
I see you
You know who
Little sister, little sister
Now realize little sister
Overlooked little girl
Change, change, change


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"Sister" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

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    General Commenti think this song is about his dog...

    lol just kidding!

    honestly i dont know the meaning, unless its very literal, and all hes trying to say is what he says.
    so im really curious what other people may think about it. i think they're other songs are definitely more fun to pick apart and stuff, but thats okay. CREED rocks.
    peachbabeon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment i think this song is about a divorce and how it's seen through the eys of a child
    punker_9000on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is kind of hard to understand. I think we can surely tell it has something to do with family problems because of the line 'Broken father, broken brother' It must have something to do with a struggle in a family with the line 'Caught up in the middle had no choice had no choice' as 'no choice' is repeated. I don't know for sure. Like the song :-)
    Michaelon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it is Scott thinking about how his sister felt while all of his problems were occuring around her. Scott had a lot of problems with his parents and was getting into a lot of things that he wasn't raised to do. I think he wrote this song because he was wondering how his sister felt during all the "chaos"
    myownprison333on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow... This has been my 2nd favorite on MOP for the longest time and I had no idea what it was about but it seems like you've all nailed it. Thanks. I gotta go listen to it now.
    facelessman00on July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all, creed kicks ass and this song rocks. i think it's about how when scott stapp was having family problems he started to realize that his sister was put in an awkward position, and thus he wrote this song from her perspective. my personal fave on their first cd.
    hardrockrulzon July 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about being a middle child. Expections of another love give to another. there to busy with the older and younger syblings.
    creed_rocks13on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah I totally agree hardrockrulz
    creedudeon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all i think that the album MY OWN PRISON is fuckin amazing and the best Creed song.

    Now i think most songs from the album well it is based around trust and not commiting yourself to anything or youll end up jailed in it for life like a PRISON This song i think is about family related i think its from the perspective of Scott Stapp examining his sisters trouble? but what trouble it could be anything divorce, drug related, some sort of dispute, pregnancy etc
    parabola 17on May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is about an "overlooked" middle child (a girl). "Little sister" is Scott's younger sister. "Love given to the younger" means younger than her: the third child, the youngest of the three, who also received more attention, just like Scott, the oldest.

    She is "bottled up" and "holding back" because she has no outlet to express herself.

    "Broken father, broken brother," says she had no strong or constant parent in her father, and no steady older sibling in her brother. A girl in this situation often turns to relationships with other boys/ men outside the family to fill the gap. "Emptiness feeds the hunger" feeds her desire to find a man outside of the family because she had no good male role model, with her brother being into drugs and her father being ineffectual.

    Creed is always showing compassion for weak and overlooked people. Look at the next song on the album "What's this life for?". THis is definitely about weak and broken people who live with demons that haunt them.
    bobbyramseyon February 20, 2007   Link

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