"Little Sister" as written by and Josh/castillo Homme....
Hey, sister, are you all alone?
I'm standing out your window
Hey, little sister, can I come inside you?
I want to show you all my love
I want to be the only one
I know you like nobody ever, baby

Little sister, can't you find another way?
No more living life behind a shadow

You whisper secrets in my ear
Slowly dancing cheek to cheek
Such a sweet thing when you open up, baby
They say I'll only do you wrong
Come together 'cause I understand
Just who you really are, yeah, baby

Little sister, can't you find another way?
No more living life behind a shadow

Lyrics submitted by Subliminal012, edited by TheBronze

"Little Sister" as written by Josh/castillo Homme

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  • +7
    General CommentMaybe its about a small nun. Who lives in the shadow of the church... Yes.
    Junestyon December 27, 2008   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationTo me its about a guy and he's just in love with this girl. But she spends her time hidden away hesitant to give into him and admit how she feels. He struggles to coax her out her shell and accept him. He wants her to break into the light with him. But at the same time he doesn't want to hurt her perhaps the title of "little sister" is to help him keep distance from her while trying to help her.

    You whisper secrets in my ear(Her slowly breaking down and speaking with him)
    Slowly dancing cheek to cheek(Being intimate with one another)
    It's such a sweet thing when you open up, baby(When she does speak to him its the sweetest thing to him)
    They say I'll only do you wrong(Everyone around them sees him as a corrupter and doesn't want the two involved)
    We come together cause I understand
    Just who you really are, baby(Really self explanatory.)

    Those are just my thoughts on the matter.
    BehindTheShadowon May 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat song. Finally, a band that knows that repeating a chorus over and over is pointless.
    punker_rockeron February 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo this is the new QOTSA I've been long anticipating...
    Good tune, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. You can hear a lot of Eagles Of Death Metal influence here (Yes, I realize that they're both Homme's bands).
    SimpleKindOfBoyon January 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song. Possible Meanings:

    1) He wants to bang his sister

    2) He wants to bang a young stripper

    3) His sister is a stripper whom he wants to bang
    burntfireon March 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea, great song. I would just like more people to post what thay think the song's about ando not so many comments about cowbells or woodblocks or plastic cowbells and how great they are. I mean thats the main reason I joined the page to discuss lyrics. Eanyway if the song was really about banging his sister i'd be very dissappointed if i was his sister. or maybe happy u never know. But I could certainly believe it they look kind of perverted to me. i dunno maybe is kis friends much younger sister or somethin'.
    aponte99on March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm sorry i have to referr to the cowbell one more time.. but whenever I hear this song I think of Will Farrow and the Cow bell on SNL. anyone else? well anway- i really do like this song, and found myself playing it over and over for(seriously) hours I get like that. =/ And i dont think its about incest. Far from it. Like a sister/brother thing... Kinda makes me think of me and my brother(shut up, perverts)
    GoBananaon March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually - it isn't a cowbel OR a woodblock.... it's called a jam block
    trashychinamanon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts a cowbell.
    Read the credits.
    taking_backmondayon April 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIT'S A FUCKING PLASTIC ASS WOODBLOCK. You can believe me, I'm a percussionist.
    jek21on April 03, 2005   Link

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