Hey little sister I heard you went to Mr. So and So,
Knock knock knockin' on his door
Again last night, said you needed it bad
You know that ain't right
'Cause so many times you've come to me cry crying
Trying to stop, you said it hurts so bad
But please don't let you
Go back for more

My little sister is a zombie in a body
With no soul, a role she has learned to play
In a world today where nothing else matters
But it matters, we gotta start feeding our souls
Not our addictions or afflictions of pain
To avoid the same questions we must
Ask ourselves to get any answers
We gotta start feeding our souls
Have been lost to the millions with lots
Who feed on addiction selling pills and what's hot
And I wish I could save her from all their delusions
All the confusion hey hey

Of a nation that starve us for salvation
But clothing is the closest approximation
To God and He only knows that drugs
Are all we know of love

Every day we starve while we eat white bread
And beer instead of a handshake or hug
We spill the pills and sweep them
Under the rug, hey

My little sister is a Zombie in a body
With no soul, a role she has learned to play
In a world today where nothing else matters
But it matters, we gotta start feeding our souls

Hey little sister I heard you went to Mr. So and So
Knock, knock, knockin' on his door again last night
Said you needed more


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Little Sister Lyrics as written by Jewel Kilcher

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    General CommentI really do understand the meaning of this song because ive been there. It is about being addicted to heroin.When it says "Cuz so many times you've come to me cry crying
    trying to stop you said it hurt so bad
    But please don't let you go back for more" it is describing the withdraw. Heroin withdraw is one of the most painful and aweful things a body can go through and the only thing that makes it better is more of the drug, and thats why it is so hard to stop. When on that kind of a drug one will do anything to aquire it. This song is about someone trying to quit and not being aible to. The fact that she used "little sister" just means to me that it is someone who she cares greatly for and someone who perhaps looks up to her. I love the way Jewel incorperates other problems in sociaty that connect greatly to drug problems and relates them to eachother because they are indeed truly connected.

    lyricalmanipulatoron June 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great song. btw, jewel is awesome in concert. she is so honest, it's refreshing
    haleyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwithout doubt the song treats about those persons that are initiated in the road of the drugs to early age, by different reasons, and the drug does not necessarily be going to refer to stimulants, also indicates excess of anything, to something to what be found very attached, for which would do of all to maintain it in its life
    hateuon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very insightful in its description of what is wrong in our society... It's the song I'd like to have the courage to sing to one of my friends who is struggling with drugs
    marrissayon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very insightful in its description of what is wrong in our society... It's the song I'd like to have the courage to sing to one of my friends who is struggling with drugs
    marrissayon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI actually know what this song is about...go me. It's about my Dad's girlfriends little sister. I'll ask her about it more...not really familiar with the whole story. She had two sisters...both are dead now. I think the one this song is talking about got shot...but I'm not sure...I'll come back and write more as soon as I know more...
    MissaChanon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment[but clothing is the closest approximation to God]

    True. Great. Honest and refreshing to today's culture.
    kaleidoscope_on December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUgh, all wrong. Kilcher herself said this song is actually about a boy she knew in Alaska that traded sexual favors for drugs. To a guy...
    magicmanx9on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing....reading the lyrics doesn't even do her great songwriting justice - it has to be heard - the rhythm just brings out words that rhyme and it all ties together so well. I think this song has growing relevance in a country where a lot of people think that they can just do to the doctor and drugs will solve their problem, when the reality is that "We've got to start feeding our souls Not our addictions or afflictions of pain to avoid the same questions we must ask ourselves to get any answers." It's great because I think the song can relate to either people who become dependent on illegal drugs, or people who abuse prescription painkillers or antidepressants, and of course, the people who have to drink themselves to sleep every night.
    estelleon July 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is by far my favorite ever by her. i love her cause she gets to the truth. i like how she uses "little sister" to say this is happening to EVERYONE around us, even the ones i care about. its so simple. its straight out saying "hey, we need to fix the world!"
    saylinon January 29, 2006   Link

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