"Sister Jack" as written by and Britt Daniel....
Always on the outside always looking in
I was in this drop D metal band we called Requiem
And they'd say relax
But I can't be a man this far down the map

I was sold for suspect drawings
Underneath a makeshift awning
Now I'm yours
Know I'm here
Read it all front and back
But I can't relax
With my knees on the ground and a stick in my back
Sister Jack

I was on the outside
I was lookin' in
I was in a drop D metal band we called Requiem
And I can't relax
With my knees on the ground and a stick in my back
Sister Jack

No I can't just relax
Knowing that you're coming back
Sister Jack

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"Sister Jack" as written by Britt Daniel


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    General CommentThis is a good Spoon song, not musically daring, but enigmatic and puzzling. The full-blown guitar work and upbeat tempo are effective here, but it's on the alternate, piano-harmony version (on the Bonus Disk) that this song really takes shape. Good Spoon.
    PittsColt45on June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBesides being melodious, this song instills in one a desire to hear what Requien sounded like, with Spoon being a Texan poppish outfit, I would like to hear their take on metal. It is lyrically daring to talk about guitar tunings in a song, however, and awning, awning is an uncommon word, makes me think of those happy surburban families in those infomericials with those magical awnings that pop out with a push of a button, but the 'makeshift' part makes me think of surburban families that are sad because they have a crappy awning. Add to that the metalness, and you've got a collision of imagery!! Woahhhohh Spoon! (I actually first heard this song at some fancy ass clothing store at a mall in St. Louis, which also adds to the imagery collision)
    mrrochesteron January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawning is a uncommon word? how do you figure?
    evanreyeson March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe second verse looks makes it sound more like hes being sold at a county fair. "makeshift awning." and "knees on the ground and a stick in my back" evokes ownership/prisoner images. Like how those pictures of POW camps in korea have guys kneeling tied to sticks and trees.
    How it fits into the theme of the first verse beats me. but the third combo verse is nicely executed. If you dont read the lyrics it sneaks by you.
    quailbeaston April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjosh zarbo actually was in a metal band called requiem. 100% of fact.
    gyroscopeon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like how the outro is in 9/4 time
    evanreyeson June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought this song was about getting arrested by a very good looking policewoman.

    benadeutschon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, what the fuck is this song about. the video is even more enigmatic. WTF?!
    subterranean_summeron January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooo i really like the backup vocals behind the chorus on the piano version
    RogueCheddaron January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI will have to listen to the (Piano Demo) several times to get at those back-ups.
    That is no problem. :D
    Tsuppion June 14, 2007   Link

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