Here I am again,
Overwhelming feelings
A thousand miles away
From your ocean home
Part of me is near

Thoughts of what we were invade
The miles that stand between
We can't separate
Your all I hoped you'd become

Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you

Fleeting visits pass
Still they satisfy
Reminders of the next
Overshadow goodbye
Our flames burn as one

Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you

All I am begins with you
Thoughts of hope understood
Half of me breathes in you
Thoughts of love remain true

Here we are again saying goodbye
Still we fall asleep underneath the same sky
You're all I knew you'd become

Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you

Entwined, you and I
Our souls speak from across the miles
Intertwined, you and I
Our blood flows from the same inside
Half of me, breathes in you
Thoughts of love remain true

I see you, I feel you
When I close my eyes
I see walking there...
I see you dancing in my mind

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Sister Lyrics as written by Kate Marie Nash

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  • +4
    General CommentWell, I know this hasn't been posted on in a while, but speculation is actually wrong. This song was written by Zac Maloy about his sister, Tava, who is very much alive. At the time he wrote it, they had both moved away from Oklahoma to pursue their dreams (his music, her movie production) and she was living in California. Due to this, they didn't see each other much, and he wrote this song about missing her. She had already been very successful in her behind-the-scenes movie career, and he was very proud of her. I come from the same home town as they do, and remember them both well. He was far preppier than his Nixon image would suggest, but always sang well none-the-less.
    Okiesongbirdon January 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentYou know, I always thought this was a song to an ex-girlfriend, someone who was so deeply loved she became like a part of him. "All I am begins with you" - I've felt like that in relationships. Also, "Half of me breathes in you", etc.

    What about the part that says, "You're all I knew you'd become"? To me that doesn't make sense to me if the sister's dead. But I'm not disputing that that is what the song's about if someone has that on good authority....I've just always seen it as a touching love song.
    bohemianbansheeon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about one of the band members sister. She died when she was young and he still remebers the good days he had with her "Sister I see you Dancing on the stage of memory" I would also think he has seen her ghost or that her ghost visits him by this phrase: "Fleeting visits pass Still they satisfy Reminders of the next overshadow goodbye" And further he talks about how their souls speak across the miles. The ocean represents the distance between this world and the next. It has nothing to do with this realm in time. As far as him breathing in and blood flowing part, all that he is saying is that he lives on with her inside him.
    spankthrooon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very touching song to me. It actually reminded me of my sister when I first heard it. She had just gone off to college (Texas A&M) and she and I have always been really close and I missed her and this song reminded me of her. The only thing that really has a conflict with that thought, is "thoughts of love remain true." I do love my sister but not in the way that I think the song means. Awesome song though. Thanks.

    zipped6648on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome song
    emoTHUG55on August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of a woman who is like a bigger sister to me,and I love her like a sister.. it means awhole lot to me..but i don't think that it means anything weird when they say thoughts of love remain true,i just think it means he's close to her and always will be,nothing weird at all i think
    aicguy22on September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. This might sound silly to some of you...but doesn't it remind you of the cartoon An American Tale? I always thought the first verse said, "Miles away/From our russian home" and then the part where he says, "Still we fall aleep underneath the same sky" reminds me of the song Fieval sings to his sister in the movie. I know it's silly, but that's what it makes me think of.
    Juelstaron September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha,Juelstar,your right,it does kinda remind me of An American Tale,never thought of it that way
    aicguy22on September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always assumed the sister had died. Truly a beautiful song, and it's unfortunate that more people don't know it. This was a hit on rock radio in New York during the 90's, not sure what happened to the Nixons.
    Foundation4lifeon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentevery now and then this song is played on the radio and everytime i just stop what im doing and listen because its so amazing
    punkbooty93on April 02, 2007   Link

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