Under twenty thousand tons of brick and stone,
She carries all the weight of her own world,
But somewhere deep inside,
Beneath the cartilage and bone,
Beats the battered heart of one little girl alone.
She is sweet, like sugar,
But she is bitter like the broken sugar pot.
Dad says that she can be anything she wants to be,
She only sees what she is not.

Disbeliever, underachiever,
Disconcerted with the way things look from here,
Disinclined and disinterested,
Nothing in your world seems clear.
Disbeliever, underachiever,
Don't you shed another tear,
Little Sister, broken heart resistor,
It's not like that over here.

With the Blanket of Security,
And the mighty force of her own will,
Treading water in her little pink pajamas,
She is treading water still.
Hopelessly hopeless,
and she is swimming,
further into the sea.
Thinking she's substandard,
While all the while,
She is beatiful to me.

She is strong and silent,
She is blunt and shrewd,
She thinks that nobody loves her,
If she only knew,
How much we all have missed her,
We are praying for you, my little sister.

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    General Comment To me this is a very beautiful, very encouraging song about a little girl who thinks nobody loves her, that she has nothing to offer anyone, yet doesn't realize how much she is loved by her friends and family.
    I also especially like the accordian ^_^
    WeAretheYouthon October 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. I see it so much in my friends and in myself and Reese put it in words and to a tune that just hit me hard. Amazing
    perfectimperfectionon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite BSS song. the lyrics are very well written, and the music just puts in teh perfect mood for the lyrics.
    ThoughtLikeFlameson May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about me and everone else that ever feel like they don't believe in themselves. The hard live...and every pain you feel, loneliness, your own broken heart...the sweetness some people see in you, the bitterness you see in yourself. But somewhere is some friend that see all through you.
    perilsofbeingin3Don April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentReese started this as kind of like his personal band, so It's probably about his sister.

    "Little Sister, broken heart resistor"

    "Dad says that she can be anything she wants to be"

    "We are praying for you, my little sister"

    All these show that it's about his sister.
    clutteron September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis may be about his sister, but I think the word is also being used in a more general sense... to give a sense of belonging to all of those "little sisters" in our lives that don't know that they are loved.
    lovejesson January 26, 2012   Link

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