"Sister Of Night" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Sister of night
When the hunger descends
And your body's a fire
An inferno that never ends
An eternal flame
That burns in desire's name
Sister of night
When the longing returns
Giving voice to the flame
Calling you through flesh that burns
Breaking down your will
To move in for the kill
Oh sister, come for me
Embrace me, assure me
Hey sister, I feel it too
Sweet sister, just feel me
I'm trembling, you heal me
Hey sister, I feel it too
Sister of night
In your saddest dress
As you walk through the light
You're desperate to impress
So you slide to the floor
Feeling insecure
Sister of night
With the loneliest eyes
Tell yourself it's alright
He'll make such a perfect prize
But the cold light of day
Will give the game away
Oh sister, come for me
Embrace me, assure me
Hey sister, I feel it too
Sweet sister, just feel me
I'm trembling, you heal me
Hey sister, I feel it too



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"Sister of Night" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentI'm really connecting with this song right now.

    Night is the loners' time of day, which is why she's "of night". He calls her a sister because he "feels it too". That is, he's also lonely. He understands this woman because he feels exactly the same way himself; THAT's the real point of the song. That, and of course, that he thinks they should cure each other of their loneliness.

    The imagery of fire and whatnot is metaphorical - she is "burning in desire's name"; in other words, she yearns to not be lonely anymore. The loneliness is so powerful that it threatens to "kill" her (also only metaphorically).

    The stanzas about feeling insecure and the one after that are referring to her search for a man to end her loneliness. The "he" might refer to the singer himself (just as she's a hypothetical woman to him, he's a hypothetical man to her).

    So he's basically saying, "Hey, lonely girl who feels exactly like me, I know you're out there. Let's get together".
    KofiAnnanon December 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about heroin.. I also read that it was the last song the singer recorded under drugs effects. The refrane sounds quite clear to me: "oh sister/ Come for me /Embrace me/ Assure me .... /I'm trembling /You heal me. I could also be wrong.
    ele83on July 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song, back in the day when i first heard it I was sure it was perhaps about a nun and a priest having a "go" at it. Alot of DM songs have religon as an undertone in them. I'm not so sure if it means it now. It could be about a relationship with a girl who is a stripper or a prostitue. I dunno.
    dude2003on May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha this song made me think of vampires....
    Kaicille Erison October 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thinks the sister of night is Death. The writer is waiting to die and escape this world of pain.
    DMBLISSon March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits definitly about a female vampire who the speaker is not only watching but wants her to turn him or at least just feed off his blood. "Calling you through flesh that burns Breaking down your will To move in for the kill' Calling you through flesh that burns
    Breaking down your will
    To move in for the kill
    When the hunger descends
    And your body's a fire
    An inferno that never ends

    these lines say it all
    newwavefan28on September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlways figured this song is about the rather insecure girl who has sex with alot of guys because she finds confirmation that way, she aims to please but is still somehow ashamed of it.
    Geraon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about the Sun since its the opposite of night but is related. Especially due to all the fire related imagery
    Gimodonon August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with DMBLISS. I think sister of a night is Angel of Death. He has big pains in life and thinks that only death can heal him.He's afraid of her but still wants her to come for him.
    Sister of night
    In your saddest dress
    As you walk through the light
    You're desperate to impress
    So you slide to the floor
    Feeling insecure
    depechegrlon October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKaicille Eris, that's so weird! Enjoy the Silence has always reminded me of vampires!!! haha strange...
    buttercup9386on February 20, 2008   Link

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