"Two Sisters" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Sylvilla looked into her mirror
Percilla looked into the washing machine
And the drudgery of being wed
She was so jealous of her sister
And her liberty, and her smart young friends
She was so jealous of her sister

Sylvilla looked into the wardrobe
Percilla looked into the frying pan
And the bacon and eggs
And the breakfast is served
She was so jealous of her sister
And her way of life, and her luxury flat
She was so jealous of her sister

She threw away her dirty dishes just to be free again
Her women's weekly magazines just to be free again
And put the children in the nursery just to be free again
Percilla saw her little children
And then decided she was better off
Than the wayward lass that her sister had been
No longer jealous of her sister
So she ran 'round the house with her curlers on
No longer jealous of her sister

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"Two Sisters" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General Commenta comparrison of Ray and Dave Davies and the lives they were leading at the time it was written (Ray married with kids and Dave leading the rock star life...)
    LolaBaton October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful melancholy song. The music is just so moody.

    Lyrically, the song works as a straightforward tale of two sisters. I hadn't considered the possibility that the sisters were proxies for Ray and Dave, but that puts a whole new twist on the song.
    jcovarruon July 26, 2011   Link

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