"Sister Fatima" as written by and Don Mclean....
The spirit of Fatima still rules the Earth
She knows your future, she knows what it's worth
Sister Fatima has God-given powers
And on 42nd Street a shop that sells flowers
Is her palace, come and be healed

She knows all your business, your health and your ills
She'll counsel your weddings, divorces and wills
For full restoration five dollars an hour
And with each consultation a free holy flower
And if she likes you, well you can have two

And I came from nowhere like you and your friend
My searching and wandering went on without end
My future was dim, my spirit was crushed
In one sacred moment my questions were hushed

I'm a servant of fate in this garden of truth
A humble recruit of the taffeta booth
Where all things are known but few are revealed
Sins are forgotten and sickness is healed
For five dollars the flower is free


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"Sister Fatima" as written by Don Mclean

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    General CommentIt surprises me that nobody has commented on this song. In my opinion one of the most memorable songs of Don McLean's. It is a narrative story rather than a surreal story and it is primarily non-emotional and non-intellectual. It's more an auditrory painting, an aestetic experience. But I think it is a great portrait of the sixties.
    TheThornBirdson February 03, 2009   Link
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    QuestionI'll comment, but I can't say much other than: What does it mean? This song gave me chills when I first heard it in 1977, but I've never understood it. Is it about saviors who hide in plain sight (like a flower shop)? Is she a nun? A prostitute (from long ago when five dollars was the going rate)?
    kalie123on January 15, 2017   Link

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