Sister I remember
Mother kept happy when she could
Weather in December
Never felt as warm as it should
You were like a feather
Never land where we thought you would
Or anywhere close to it
Who would have thought you never would

So tell me what happens

When the waves break
And you’re surrounded
He tries to kill you
And you allow it

Sister I remember
The morning light on evergreen
What seemed like forever
Was just my mind escaping me
Imitation leather
The smell of blood left on the seat
Was that your way of proving
We look the same from underneath

So tell me what happens

When the waves break
And you’re surrounded
He tries to kill you
And you allow it
And you allow it

Over and over he says
I surround you
I surround you
I never leave my beloved
I’ve found you

I surround you
I surround you, I
I never leave my beloved
I’ve found you


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    General CommentI think Sister is about a person who is going down a dark path making all the wrong decisions. This person doesn't see there destructive behavior or doesn't care or thinks they have no way out.

    " So tell me what happens when the waves break and your surrounded he tries to kill you and you allow it.

    I think this line means he is asking what happens when all these bad choices you have made come back to bite you and you have to deal with them. The part "He tries to kill you and you allow it. I'm not sure but I think he may mean the devil or hate into this persons heart. Letting it eat away at them but they allow this they don't change there behavior or try to fix it.

    "I surround you I surround I never leave my beloved I've found you"

    I do believe this song is about gods love and no matter what he will forgive us and he is always with us. So this line I thinks is saying god is surrounding this person he never leaves one of his children. When he says I've found you I don't think it actually means that god has found this person but that person has found him.


    I could be completely wrong these are just somr of my thoughts. I love this song.
    Radioactiveasparaguson September 18, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think the girl's mother died or abandoned them. The little sister is unpredictable and traumatized, also under bad influence. So the elder sister is trying to take care of her, but then again, she doesn't want to be saved.
    "so tell me what happens when the waves break, he tries to kill you and you allow that" these lines totally tell me that even if everything falls apart, just imagine yourself in a sea, and it just parts leaving you in the center and water all around you. The waves are the probably the symbolism of how desperate things can get you to do dangerous things. Also, he is trying to kill her mentally and physically, and she allows him to do that- probably because she thinks she deserves it, or maybe because she is just lost and he is the only friend she has.
    If you have seen the video, you'll see that she has a bruise on her left eye, which probably shows that he abuses and beats her up or something like that, but you'll see that she'll go back to him and slowly starts becoming like him. Then later she realizes what is right and what is wrong, and hence goes back to her elder sister.
    Its one of my favorite songs and lyrics mostly because its not a direct song, nor is it easy to interpret. Its art, and art is never in front of you, you have to look for YOUR own meaning and what it means to you.
    Thanks :)
    LilWitchon October 04, 2015   Link

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