I'll call you sister Carrie but I'll never say it
Mute it to a whisper
And spin your solar sister
And magnet will deliver
An arrow from her quiver
I'll call you sister Carrie but you'll never hear it
Fifty minutes later
As time pulls down her fader
And nibbles off the fakers
Who roll under the breakers

I'll close my eyes and listen to you read the story
Knowing I'll soon be left behind
So won't you read sister Carrie jean, sister Carrie
Always the patient one

I'll call you sister Carrie I won't breathe a word
Frosting on the beater
The flag trips down the meter
You thought you could defeat her
You're lucky you could meet her

I'll close my eyes and listen to you read the story
But I'm already far behind
So won't you read sister Carrie jean, sister Carrie
Always the patient one

I'll close my life and let you teach me a new story
Out of the pages of your mind
And magnet will deliver
So, spin, my solar sister

And you can read, sister Carrie, read

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Solar Sister Lyrics as written by JONATHAN PAUL AUER, KEN STRINGFELLOW

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment

    "Sister Carrie" is a naturalist novel by Theodore Dreiser. It concerns a young woman who is drawn to Chicago and abandons conventional morality in order to survive. The only similarity it seems to have with "Solar Sister" is its repeated use of the image of the magnet.

    I think Ken Stringfellow said this song is about a friend of his who didn't realize how great she was.

    Michialon September 04, 2005   Link
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    Michial pretty much said what I was going to say in that last bit. I will add though that Ken Stringfellow said during a beautiful acoustic version found on Youtube that "the song is an anthem of admiration for a person who doesn't appreciate themselves." Also that "it's woven into all sorts of mysterious things, mystical perhaps." Jon Auer added right after that with "there is a lot of succulent and dripping imagery too." Beautiful song, I suggest the acoustic version to anyone who just knows the album version.

    mysteriosoon March 27, 2015   Link

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