"Cry Little Sister (Gerard McMann Cover)" as written by Mike Mainieri, Gerard Mcmahon, Brendan De Kauwe and Ricardo Gonclaves....
A last fire will rise behind those eyes
Black house will rock, blind boys don't lie
Immortal fear, that voice so clear
Through broken walls, that scream I hear

Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall)
Come to your brother (Thou shall not die)
Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear)
Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill)

Blue masquerade, strangers look on
When will they learn this loneliness?
Temptation heat beats like a drum
Deep in your veins, I will not lie

Little sister (Thou shall not fall)
Come to your brother (Thou shall not die)
Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear)
Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill)

My Shangri-Las
I can't forget
Why you were mine
I need you now

Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall)
Come to your brother (Thou shall not die)
Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear)
Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill)

Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall)
Come to your brother (Thou shall not die)
Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear)
Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill)

Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall)
Come to your brother (Thou shall not die)
Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear)
Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill)

Thou shall not fall
Thou shall not die
Thou shall not fear
Thou shall not kill

Thou shall not fall
Thou shall not die
Thou shall not fear
Thou shall not kill


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"Cry Little Sister [Theme From the Lost Boys]" as written by Gerard Mcmahon Michael Mainieri

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  • +3
    My InterpretationWell, whenever I listen to a song for the first time I close my eyes and let images form in my mind,and I did that for this song. (I didn't hear it on 'Lost Boys')

    While I was listening this is what came to my mind. A teenage boy is sitting in his room covering his ears trying to pretend he doesn't hear anything because he's afraid but the walls of the house are thin and he can hear his father swearing and yelling and his little sister screaming and crying as she gets beat. Finally unable to take it the brother storms into the room and confronts his father, during the fight he accidentally kills him. After this the siblings runaway and live on the streets, but they're happy together because they're free ('Shangri-las') but the brother can't forget what he did and feels guilt, but then he remembers his sister and the guilt goes away ('unchain me sister')

    I can't help but picture this every time I hear it now, but that's just me, and I'm weird.
    trekion November 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo Comments?
    I Think this song is amazing and is beautifuly redone
    Its a perfect song for the Lost Boys film
    and im glad aiden remade this song instead of some pop band.
    Def my faveee song right now!
    clandestinegirl04on July 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way WiL's voice sounds in this. In a way, it's almost not typical Aiden music, but in a way it isn't something so completely out of the norm for them that you're left wondering just what the hell is that band doing?
    It's beautiful lyrically, vocally and musically, sort of melancholy. And... Kind of creepy as well. I think the meaning must either be very deep or I am very stupid because I couldn't even begin to interpret it. It looks to be about love and loss on the surface, but never trust the outer shell. Reading certain parts, I am forced to wonder if it isn't about incest. Examine these lines and tell me if it isn't at all plausible.

    "Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall)
    Come to your brother (Thou shall not die)
    Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear)
    Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill)"

    "I can't forget
    Why you were mine
    I need you now"
    devilslittlesisteron September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think that the (Thou Shalt....) is alittle creepy. I also, when I first heard this, soundly vaguely familar. I then asked my mum why it did. And had her listen to the song. She said it was the theme song to Lost Boys. Whenever I watched that movie, I used to walk out of the room whenever this song came on. But now that I heard the whole song, it's not as creepy as what I thought. Very good song. and an awesome band.
    foblover102on January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe thing about this song is that it can be taken one of two ways. If one knew that it was written for the movie Lost Boys, then you hear it in a sense meaning kinship. I guess a better way to put it is by saying that you see it as a song dedicated to the vampire clan, "Love is with your brother" meaning that love is with your kind, those who best understand you and such (In their case, vampires). However, if one did not see this from a theatrical point of view, then undoubtibly incest would come to mind. I wonder if it was originally meant to be incestuous, or if it was written in such a way to make the listeners question it... Or maybe the "Love" that is referred to is a protective, brotherly-love, not intimate. But in that theory, there are flaws. Such as "My Shangri-Las, I can't forget,Why you were mine, I need you now" which makes me think intimately...

    In either case, the song (both the original and Aiden's remake) is absolutely amazing. I'd be lying if I said that the first time I heard it I didn't get chills. :)
    MoonPhasEclipseon May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love the remake that Seasons After. I can listen to it all the time and not get tired of it. The movie Lost Boys is awesome too.
    crylittlesister6661on August 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means nothing to me........ ;/
    artkrimezon October 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think that the writer was referencing the Original Dark Shadows 60's-70's. Barnabas the cursed vampire and his little sister Sarah (a ghost in the future) afraid of him and telling him that his actions are wrong.
    1ontsurton August 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery time I hear this song it gives me the feeling betrayal of ones kin, and honestly I feel like the brother is either begging for forgiveness, or begging for his life. The loneliness is referring to the fact that once you've turned your back on your kind there's no one, but everyone will judge you on that. I did see lost boys when hearing the song, so I might be bias
    Buickon September 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is about incest. This song also has an explicit lyrics warning label. If the way it was written was actually listed here you would see that it's all sexual. The lines listed above as" Temptation heat beats like a drum, Deep in your veins, I will not lie. REPLACE VEINS WITH "ASS". It's more than clear on the original version of Aiden when they produced the song. Whomever listed it here obviously doesn't want to write the lyrics the way they were actually sung. (In fact, there's probably a version of it where you replace the above word of "LIE" with "CUM". Trying to entice his sister back to him to unbind the chains letting him out (opening the door she or his dad locked him in).

    In any case, it's a great song and couldn't more perfect as a soundtrack for the Lost Boys II. I always loved the original movie as it was a masterpiece. Of course I graduated from High School with Jaime Kurtz and thought she was a beautiful person back then so she deserves all the fame and fortune of Sutherland and the others in the movie.
    oxideon March 29, 2014   Link

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