"Sister (New)" as written by and Kate Marie Nash....
Pass the time with you in mind
It's a rather quiet night
Feel the ground against my back
Counting stars against the black
Thinking bout another day
Wishing I was far away
Whether they were dreams or worries
You were there with me

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister keep me

I hope you always know its true
I would never make it through
We could make the sun go down
Just by walking away
Playing like we used to play
Our kingdom will never go away
Feel you beating in my chest
I'll be dead without

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister will you keep me?

I would never make it through
Hope you always know its true
You could make the heaven's fall
Just by walking away

Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister keep me


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"Sister [Live] [Live]" as written by Kate Marie Nash

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    General Commentthis song is sick, he performed it in st. louis for the opening night of 2006 summer tour and it was amazing, he asked for total silence at got it, dave is a god on every level.
    AlbertPujolsisDaManon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Jane, Dave's younger sister. It's not about Anne, his sister who was murdered. Some think it is a tribute to Anne because there are few songs that actually are tributed to her. But the album "Remember Two Things" is actually a tribute to Anne. And this song, is dedicated specifically to Jane like those who said it before. Dave was having trouble writing some new material, and he referred to Jane for some help in which she told him to "Get your head out of your ass." This song is the result of Dave pulling his head out, and wrote a beautiful song in honor of his Sister Jane.
    helloagain3on April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sick, he performed it in st. louis for the opening night of 2006 summer tour and it was amazing, he asked for total silence at got it, dave is a god on every level.
    AlbertPujolsisDaManon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was at the show in STL too. i must say, this song was just beautiful, and the crowd's response was beautiful. Dave came out for the first song of the encore alone and asked everyone to quiet down and listen and we all did, hanging on every note because it was unfamiliar to everyone. he also played it the next night in Kansas City, which was when he announced it was a brand new song.

    going on what i know about Dave, i'd say this could either be about his sister that passed away or his other sister or both. its actually prolly all at once. remembering the good times thats hes had with each of em. there's nothing like a good brother/sister relationship and he obviously realizes that. Dave is a genius and the band just gets better every time i see them. Tuesdays's show was the best musician ship i've ever seen out of DMB. believe it or not their jams have gotten even better if u can imagine. to those who have never seen DMB live, i highly recommend it.
    peace
    areeseon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was at both Indy shows and when he played the songs he asked for silence and got it. He said that when he was having trouble writing songs he called up Jane and she said "Get your head out of your ass" So he wrote this about that.
    Kyle321Non June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn Detroit 6/6/06 he mentioned it was about Jane. He said what Kyle said, and also that when they were younger him and Jane used to pretend that her heart somehow got inside him and his inside her chest when she was born, and that this song was about that.
    ProudesterMonkeyon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust saw Dave and the boys play lastnight in Pittsburgh, he played this song by himself for the first encore, mentioned that Jane told him to get his head out of his ass and all that...just like everyone else had mentioned above. He also told the story that ProudestMonkey said about having Jane's heart in his chest and she had his....but he said that when she was born he always thought thats how it was. So just a slight variation there.

    Good song, wonder if it'll end up on a new album or not, and if it does....I wonder if it'll be a new Dave solo album or a full band song. Whichever it is, I hope it ends up exactly how he played it...acoustic and by himself.
    Traumattizingon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also saw dave in Pittsburgh both nigths June 9th and 10th. He played Sister for the first song of the encore of both nights. This song is one of my favorites and if you havent been to a dave concert you are missing out on one of the best performers and concerts that you will ever.

    and these were his exact words before he played sister

    "This is a real quiet song but it doesnt last too long so if you dont like it just be patient my friend. My little sister Jane and I used to say that when she was born that somehow our hearts were switched and she got her heart in my chest and i got my heart in hers, anyway shes quite a friend of mine." (he plays the guitar) " I'll tell you one thing tho, when i started writing this song, I didnt have any idea about what words I was going to write. and she told me to get my head out of my ass"
    Crsavyon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe played this last night in Toronto last night, it was beautiful
    myloveisfreeingon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was at the toronto concert last night too, it was so good. He basically said the same thing from the Pittsburgh show, anyways, yeah, absolutly brilliant song.
    Jones019on June 14, 2006   Link

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