"Sister Wife" as written by and Alexandra Leigh Winston....
So, one thing led to another
You're calling her our lover
My brother's her brother
And if you want me to do it, I
guess that I'll do it, but
I'm telling you
One wrong move and yeah we're through

Hey there sister wife
Get the hell out it's my night
You don't know the way to his heart
Like I do

Hey there sister wife
Get the hell out it's my life
You don't know the way to his heart
Like I do

Yeah, man, kick out the logic
With you as the prophet
I don't think you got this
And holy as our father
I'd rather not bother, I
and I'm telling you
One wrong move and we're through

Hey there sister wife
Get the hell out it's my night
You don't know the way to his heart
Like I do

Hey there sister wife
Get the hell out it's my night
You don't know the way to his heart
Like I do

I'm stuck with two
I'm stuck with you
I'm stuck with two
I'm stuck with

Hey there sister wife
Get the hell out it's my night
You don't know the way to his heart
Like I do

Hey there sister wife
Get the hell out it's my night
You don't know the way to his heart
Like I do


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"Sister Wife" as written by Alexandra Leigh Winston Alexandra Winston

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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionSo, one thing led to another
    You're calling her our lover
    My brother's her brother
    And if you want me to do it, I
    guess that I'll do it, but
    I'm telling you
    One wrong move and yeah we're through

    Chorus x 2
    Hey there sister wife
    Get the hell out it's my life
    You don't know the way to his heart
    Like I do

    Yeah, man, kick out the logic
    With you as the prophet
    I don't think you got this
    And holy as our father
    I'd rather not bother, I
    and I'm telling you
    One wrong move and we're through

    Chorus x 2
    Hey there sister wife
    Get the hell out it's my night
    You don't know the way to his heart
    Like I do

    I'm stuck with two
    I'm stuck with you
    I'm stuck with two
    I'm stuck with

    Chorus x 2
    Hey there sister wife
    Get the hell out it's my night
    You don't know the way to his heart
    Like I do

    // Pretty sure she alternates between "life" and "night" in the chorus; either way, it is definitely about polygamy.

    As for the video, the one snake and one real vs one fake cat is definitely representative of a phallus, the first wife, and the second wife. The snake around Alex's neck represents that she's the first, original wife. The fake cat spewing blood on her, to me, represents a challenge; that's a representation of the sister character, who is related to Alex's character by blood first and by marriage second, so spraying the blood in her face represents reminding Alex of their familial tie (you know, the whole 'we're siblings so you have to love me') while also ending it. It's as if to say, "If our blood relationship prevents this, then I'll get rid of it."

    I think the color of the cats has less to do with premarital purity than to highlight that they're two brides: the idea that "one thing led to another" and "calling her our lover" says it was a marriage of passion, not arrangement. It's also indicated by the fact that the entire video is a metaphor for homewrecking. The place is destroyed through the course of it, indicating that what once was a lovely home is now being ripped in two by the addition of this sister wife.
    thefunkylamaon August 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's important to mention that a lot of the elements of the music video (the kimono, the white cats, the cat gushing blood) are an homage to Nobohiko Obayashi's 1977 film "House" (sometimes spelled "Hausu"). Sooooo the imagery in the video may just be an homage, or they COULD be double entendres.
    qrexon October 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti read this book calles Peony in love by lisa see which made this song very clear to me from the beginning. In china, if a widower gets married, his second wife is a sister wife of his first. The second wife prays and does rituals to be on good terms with her sister wife so the first wofe's soul doesnt "haunt" her or torment her. because whatever the second wife does with the husband the first (sister) wife also experiences it. Read the lyrics again and see :)
    I also reccomend the book its amazing!
    lifer22on September 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationDid anyone watch the music video? Did anyone notice the snake (phallic symbol??) "hunting" the cat (pussy?)?! I think that these lyrics and the video were saying how the character Alex Winston played in the song and corresponding music video was talked into being a sister wife by her husband(obviously). but did anyone notice the snake coiled around her neck? I think that says that Alex is more experienced in bed than the other sister wife, hence the white cat spewing blood, representing a pure, young, freshly menstruating girl, who was likely brought up in a polygamist family, rushed into a polygamist marriage, and is being a grubby bitch and the two compete for their husband's affection. anyhow, in short, I think that this song a polygamy parody. I dont know about the cart part. maybe it was just meant to be weird.
    SirGregoryon May 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen people get in the way of relationships, family, friends and you're like fuck off I wanna have fun! That's what this song reminds me of.
    toomuch610on November 11, 2012   Link

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