"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

I shake up.

Lyrics submitted by Subliminal012, edited by TheBronze

"Little Sister" as written by Joey Castillo Josh Homme

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  • +8
    General CommentMaybe its about a small nun. Who lives in the shadow of the church... Yes.
    Junestyon December 27, 2008   Link
  • +5
    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
  • +2
    General Commentactually - it isn't a cowbel OR a woodblock.... it's called a jam block
    trashychinamanon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWho the fuck dances "tree to tree?". ACTUAL LYRIC:
    Slowly dancing cheek to cheek

    Now that I got that out of the way I have to say.... This is a song about either unrequitted or unfullfilled love. and no shit it's not HIS little sister. I dig the dark edge on this seemingly upbeat song. That guitar and the vocal harmonies send chills down the spine. sweet. Best song on the album.
    bugmenoton April 06, 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 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
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not a cowbell, wood block, or wooden cowbell (no such thing anyway)...it's called a tempo block. Awesome song, I think he's trying to turn a girl around from a dangerous life she's living, and he loves her so much that he treats her like his "little sister"
    n3j1y1on May 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about trying to corrupt a girl from puritanic lifestyle. From the opening line "Why are you alone, I;m standing out your window" He's quite obviously trying to coax her out of her shell/daily routine. He then asks hr to open up, no you can either have your mind in the gutter (fun) or you could see it as her being so repressed that hes trying to get her to be her real self.

    The chorus is about finding a blance so that she can appear to be a goody two shoes while at the same time live a little. The 'shadow' is her family or her older sister (hence the title, it all makes sense now, no incest required! :p). The second chorus shows her out, he's managed to get her away for the evening and they're dancing cheek to cheek (I don't know where the tree comes from). He then basically reassures that he wants just her and that its okay for her to get a little wild. The we get the chorus, a rockin' riff and we're done. Awesome song.
    Delicious Soyon May 09, 2005   Link

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