"My Sister Says the Saddest Things" as written by and Claire Elise Boucher....
Ah, my sister
Ah, my sister
Hold my hand in the night
Ah, my sister
Ah, my sister
Hold my hand in the night

Tick tock, baby
Tick tock, baby

Ah, my sister
Ah, my sister
Hold my hand in the night

Ladies walk about, singing in the night
You will never tell
Ladies walk about, singing in the night
You will never tell

I will cry on the 4th of July, and
I don't really mind, and
I haven't the time, and
I will cry on the 4th of July, and
I don't

Ladies walk about, singing in the night
You will never tell
Ladies walk about, singing in the night
You will never tell

My only friend
This is the end

My only friend
This is the end

My only friend
This is the end
My only friend
This is the end.


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"My Sister Says the Saddest Things" as written by Claire Elise Boucher

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    My InterpretationIt does generally make an impression of a random set of words, expressions and rhymes that just fit together and complement the melody/beat well. :D

    But

    It may or may not actually be about sisters and the love and secrets they share. They might be real sisters, they might as well be sisters by choice or a metaphorical generalisation: best friends, girls, women as all. They walk about after dark together and sing, not giving away a glimpse of the secrets they keep, of the problems or fears or things that happened to them - you would never tell. They hold each other's hand in the dark, they've known one another since early childhood. I think the part about the 4th of July might be about the idea of conforming, going with the flow...

    What interests me is the last and most powerful line. Is it the end of their friendship? Has the sister died? Or has she become distant, or for whatever reason eventually their union simply broke? Is it just a graceful and smart play of words to finish off the lovely song? "And that, my friend, is the end". :D
    paganpoetryon August 04, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is actually written from Claire's brother's POV as a dedication to him perhaps. Amazing track, got me through some very dark times. Love you Grimes <3
    halfaxyon November 20, 2015   Link

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