"Sister" as written by and Angel Olsen....
Saw it in her eyes
Oh, it wasn't what she said
She came together like a dream
That I didn't know I had
From the sleeping life I lead
All the colors I have seen
I can't help but recognize
The brighter one in front of me
Oh, the truth I thought I learned
And then it finally came along
Turned around and then it's there
All the love I thought was gone

I want to know you
I want to show you
I want to be there
I want to see her
Piece us together
Know it's forever
Show me the future
Tell me you'll be there
I want to go where
Nobody knows fear
I want to follow
My heart down that wild road

Everywhere I go
I can see your face
Alive and gone at once
Hey, that's the way I see this place
And though this blessing was a curse
Before I opened up my heart
You learn to take it as it comes
You fall together, fall apart

I want to know you
I want to show you
I want to be there
I want to see her
Live it through your eyes
Piece us together
Know that this wild road
Will go on forever
I want to live life
I want to die right

Next to you
Next to you
Next to you

All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change

All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change

All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change

All my life I thought I'd change
All my life I thought I'd change


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"Sister" as written by Angel Olsen

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    General CommentMeeting her sister for the first time?
    rockmelonson August 27, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationShe stated in an interview that 'this song has nothing to do with my sister.'

    I think the character she refers to in this song is in fact herself - the 'sister' she is reaching out to is her vulnerable, flawed self and the 'I' is her rational, present self. I think all humans have these sides to them and you are always living both at the same time.

    I see this as a song about empowerment and being authentic, through heartbreak and tragedy and all the terrible things life entails. I find when she sings 'all my life I thought I'd change' over and over to be completely overwhelming because it a beautifully poignant declaration of the fact you can never be perfect and you can't help shit happening but you can be true to yourself and hopefully therefore others. There is huge comfort in that.

    I have no idea if this is what Angel is writing about but it is what I took from it. Thank you as always Angel for creating beautiful empowering and comforting music - this album has been a god send for me at a particularly difficult time of my life.
    justlikehoney1on October 15, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIn the video she cries at one point, which made me like her even more. I assume this song has significant meaning to her, hopefully she will explain it one day. I adore vulnerability in artists.
    brokentelephone78on September 26, 2016   Link

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