"Come On Sister" as written by Sarah Martin, Stuart Murdoch, Richard Colburn, Michael Cooke, Christopher Geddes, Stephen Jackson and Bob Kildea....
Six in the morning
The men started working
I can't sleep
No, I can't sleep
I keep feeling the lights
So I think I should get up and call you
Gonna to find you

And it's fun
Thinking of you like a movie star
And it's dumb
Thinking of you like the way that you were

Everyone loves you
The boy in the corner
The postman
The policeman
It does me no good
To keep looking ahead at your future
Adoration

And it's fun
Thinking of you like a movie star
And it's dumb
Thinking of you like the way that you were

Every moment like a sudden pleasure
Every moment that will get you by
And it's going to cause a crisis
Might just lose a little faith

I've seen all kinds of strangers
The rich and the famous
They don't count
No, they don't count
Now I'm back on my beat
On the same greasy street
There's an angel on my shoulder
Saying, "Ho, have you ever said an honest word?"
Saying, "Yo, have you ever said a pretty word?"

Every moment like a sudden pleasure
Every moment that will get you by
And it's going to cause a crisis
Might just lose a little faith
Don't touch me
If you touch me you could never go back

Faith

Come on, sister have a drink
Have a seat at the bar
Tell me all about your men
And your hopes
And the hours of your life

You could love
After all that's what you're looking for
You can love
It's a currency unspoken of

But it's hard to form a good opinion
Yet you're going to look at me that way
And it's going to cause a crisis
Might just lose a little faith
Don't touch me
If you touch me you can never go back

Faith

Come on, sister have a drink
Have a seat at the bar
Tell me all about your men
And your hopes
And the hours of your life


Lyrics submitted by Warren Judkins

"Come on Sister" as written by Christopher Geddes Bob Kildea

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    My InterpretationIn my interpretation this song is on the perspective of a girl that envys the life that Stuart takes now, after sucess. She thinks of him "like a movie star" but in the same way remembers on what he "were" when they used to be friends and can´t realize how he is so important now.

    All this comparison doesn´t let she sleep well. She wants to be like Stuart, with everyone around loving what she does: the boy in the corner, the postman, the policeman. It does him "no good".

    But, on her daily routine she doesn´t like what she sees: Now I'm back on my beat/On the same greasy street.

    In the end the second part of the song Stuart tries to get closer to the girl and understand why she feel that way.

    So, that´s it! Let comment about this beautifull song on this beatifull new album!
    Sebastian1on September 23, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song is about adoring someone and looking at them as if they are more human, and then being sorely disappointed. Just a thought.
    paisleywickeron November 23, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song is about adoring someone and looking at them as if they are more human, and then being sorely disappointed. Just a thought.
    paisleywickeron November 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's like "Dress Up in You," but not as subtle. Catchy, though.
    kagion August 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI see it as the speaker just being totally underwhelmed with reality; his partner, the general mundaneness of every day life.

    To get him through the day, he looks at life as if it's something from a movie. He looks for something/someone to keep his mind stimulated...

    Every moment like a sudden pleasure
    Every moment that will get you by

    He knows it's useless to think about things as they really are, because reality is so damn plain compared to what we want it to be.

    The speaker is interested in the lives of others; it's another form of escapism from wallowing in his own being.

    I can relate to this song a lot.
    Belle97on May 21, 2015   Link

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