"Hey Soul Sister" as written by and Pat Monahan....
Hey, hey, hey

Your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brains
I knew I wouldn't forget you, and so I let you go and blow my mind
Your sweet moonbeam, the smell of you in every single dream, I dream
I knew when we collided, you're the one I have decided who's one of my kind

Hey soul sister, ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo,
The way you move ain't fair, you know!
Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do, tonight

Hey, hey, hey

Just in time, I'm so glad you have a one-track mind like me
You gave my life direction, a game show love connection we can't deny
I'm so obsessed, my heart is bound to beat right out of my untrimmed chest
I believe in you, like a virgin, you're Madonna
And I'm always gonna wanna blow your mind

Hey soul sister, ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo,
The way you move ain't fair, you know!
Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do, tonight

Well you can cut a rug, watching you's the only drug I need
So gangsta, I'm so thug, you're the only one I'm dreaming of
You see, I can be myself now finally, in fact there's nothing I can't be
I want the world to see you'll be, with me

Hey soul sister, ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo,
The way you move ain't fair, you know!
Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do, tonight

Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do,
Tonight
Hey, hey, hey
Tonight
Hey, hey, hey
Tonight


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"Hey Soul Sister" as written by Espen Lind Amund Bjorklund

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  • +6
    General CommentP.S. I love the part where he says 'The way you move aint fair you know'


    Its super-fantastic!
    Nossyon September 01, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentSeems to have a lot of 80's pop culture references: Soulsister (an 80's group who had a couple songs out), Madonna's "Like a Virgin", Mr. Mister, maybe even Huey Lewis's "I want a new drug" ("Watching you's the only drug I need"... maybe?), Love Connection (the game show), New Kids on the Block's "Didn't I Blow Your Mind" ("I'm always gonna want to blow your mind")

    Maybe I'm reading too much into this song!!
    jaygeron October 14, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment
    I think this song is basically about this guy who is really really down. Like, close to suicide. His life is crashing down, and he's relying on things he shouldn't have to. But then he meets this girl that totally changes his mind.

    'And so I went and let you blow my mind.'
    Instead of taking a blow in the head, he would rather let her blow his mind.
    'You gave my life direction'
    She gave him a reason to live.
    'Watching you's the only drug I need'
    He was relying on drugs and alchohal, but with this girl, he needs nothing.


    This probably didn't make much sense, but whatever. ;)
    IfMyHeartWasAHouseon December 16, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think it's just about him finding a kindred spirit, a girl who's just like him. And he likes her.
    AllyNCon February 22, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationSoul Sister = is a soul mate if you're a male.

    This song is about being in love with your best friend, which is common these days to say that a best friend is a soul mate. In the lyrics he is outlining the reason why he is in love with his soul mate, obviously of the opposite sex too. :)
    DJ-MastAon August 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI realize my interpretation is probably somewhat biased towards true love.

    Verse 1
    At first the writer seems to make an ironic comparison about suicide. The level of depression one needs to commit suicide could be the exact opposite of the glee he feels. (I would assume the lipstick was red.)
    I wonder if "moonbeam" is a perfume.
    The writer feels like he's found love at its first sight; his soul mate.

    The chorus seems to allude to a one night thing, but I don't know that the rest of the song is in tune with that idea.

    The second verse emphasizes how much she gets him (understands him) and how enamored he is with her. The chest hair starts a very sensual part of the song. The Madonna line is obviously a reference to her song, "Like a Virgin." However, I do think there might be a bit of heavily hidden meaning here- but i'll keep that to myself.

    I don't think this song is about a one night stand. The writer talks about his dreams about her.

    I think he wants to remember this night, every piece of the night.
    myIdeaon November 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about finding that girl that you are so comfortable with. a quirky, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky girl who makes him feel like he can be himself around. he's totally in love with her.
    biggdave1308on November 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwaiiit a minutee...
    why is many people talking about suiside..
    or getting head?
    is it so hard to believe that certain people just fall hard for love??
    yumiashhon March 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAccording to my brother, it's about a stalker.
    Don't shoot the messenger! He doesn't have an account.

    "Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do, tonight"
    He wants to see everything she does.

    "I'm so obsessed, my heart is bound to beat right out of my untrimmed chest"
    He's obsessed with her, he's in love with her so much that he stalks her.

    "So gangsta, I'm so thug, you're the only one I'm dreaming of"
    He only thinks about her.
    thechameleonon May 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about a guy realizing he's falling for a girl. He likes her and the unique things about her. It leaves a mark. And he likes it. He's letting her blow his mind.

    "The smell of you in every single dream I dream"

    "I knew I wouldn't forget you,
    And so I went and let you blow my mind"

    misstwiggsteron January 05, 2010   Link

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