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
(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

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

She asked me, "Be my sister
Sister, sister of the moon"
(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

Some call her sister of the moon
Some say, illusions are her game
They like to wrap her in velvet
Does anyone, ooh, know her name?

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Sisters of The Moon Lyrics as written by Stevie Nicks

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    General CommentI 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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    General CommentGosh 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 CommentI 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 InterpretationI'm inclined to think Stevie Nicks is writing about her own witchy woman stage persona.
    Letmeinon March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a trippy song.....This Stevie singing about Stevie ...
    baitnswitchon August 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI 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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