Intense silence
As she walked in the room
Her black robes trailing
Sister of the moon
And a black widow spider makes
More sound than she
And black moons in those eyes of hers
Made more sense to me
Heavy persuasion
It was hard to breathe
She was dark at the top of the stairs
And she called to me

And so I followed
As friends often do
I cared not for love, nor money
I think she knew
The people, they love her
And still they are the most cruel

She asked me
Be my sister, sister of the moon
Some call her sister of the moon
Some say illusions are her game
Wrap her in velvet
Does anyone, ah, know her name

So we make our choices
When there is no choice
And we listen to their voices
Ignoring our own voice

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    I also think this is Stevie writing about herself. Like lots of artists, she had to come to grips with the gap between the stage persona she created, and the public's perception of that image. "The people, they love her / but still they're the most cruel" is the one line that sums up the psychology behind the song for me.

    There was silly public speculation in the late 1970s that Stevie practiced witchcraft. (In case you weren't around at the time, some right-wing religious groups could get very scary with those kind of accusations on TV.) Stevie started wearing pastel colors instead of black, put her hair up in a bun, started dancing on stage instead of twirling (check out videos made during the TUSK tour) .... all to counter those silly accusations.

    "Sisters" IS scary and gothic-sounding. The power chords are awesome, the closest FM ever came to heavy metal. Lindsay's guitar solo sounds like a screaming voice. Stevie's confronting the public rumors about her image, and the trouble they caused for her fans and herself. It's both a defense and a rallying cry - a self-parody and an anthem.

    bingoboyon July 08, 2017   Link
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    That's what I have just found at some Nick's site: About the Song About: A bad mood

    A lyrically enigmatic Stevie contribution, with a guitar solo by Lindsey that’s reminiscent of “The Chain,” this was a surprise addition to the set on the band’s spectacularly successful 2014/15 reunion tour.

    Stevie: “I honestly don’t know what the hell this song is about. I’ve been singing it on tour for the last two and a half years, and every time I’m thinking, What the hell is that? I think it was me putting up an alter ego or something, the dark lady in the corner, and there’s a Gemini twin thing. It wasn’t a love song; it wasn’t written about a man, or anything precious. It was just about a feeling I might have had over a couple days, going inward in my gnarly trollness. Makes no sense. Perfect for this record!”

    But in another Interview she said that this song is also about the situation when she looked in the mirror and spotted herself as a very thin and almost dying person, here's a part of her comment: “I walked out in front of a mirror and looked at myself,” Nicks said during a 1979 radio interview with Jim Ladd. “And I was sick. I went, ‘Oh, poor sad little thing. She must be dying.'” Yeah, her both bad physical and mental conditions were because of hardship of touring and she even didn't sleep and eat much.

    Jekaterinaon October 14, 2023   Link
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    General Comment

    Gosh I have no idea what this song is really supposed to be about - except the literal interpretation of some gothic-type woman that Stevie is describing. Beautiful song though.

    stoolhardyon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    I can't say for sure...but watching Stevie perform this song drugged out of her mind makes me think this is about drug addiction.

    This "sister of the moon" in the dark robes is cocaine (Stevie's drug of choice). The drug calls to her and Stevie cannot break free. "Illusions are her game," "so we make our choices when there is no choice..." Yeah, I'd almost bet money on this being about drugs.

    kisekion July 07, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I'm inclined to think Stevie Nicks is writing about her own witchy woman stage persona.

    Letmeinon March 29, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    What a trippy song.....This Stevie singing about Stevie ...

    baitnswitchon August 09, 2010   Link
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    I think this song is about a person looking at the darker side of themselves. I think its about the fight for it to prevail and ultimately it wins...

    cerabeeon April 07, 2014   Link
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