I Know a Sister

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Story

Inspired by a conversation I had with a woman whose ovarian cysts disappeared when she stopped seeing a particular lover. We discussed how energy is transferred between people through sex, and can manifest physically in a woman's body. This song examines this phenomenon and urges women to love themselves enough to walk away from a situation that is neither emotionally nor physically healthy, and to do so somehow without anger.

Lyrics

I know a sister
She's got growths in her womb
I have a girlfriend
She's got some of them too
I know a mother
Thinking she was having her third
But she gave birth to a
Two-and-a-half pound symbol of his burden
I know a young man
With a serpent tattooed on his arm
I feel the danger
when he's playing I can taste his charm
So we claim that there's
this chemical reaction
We surrender cause we
Crave what little passion they give
But if we recall what is sacred
We will bless them
Bless them and just say we're on our way
I know a sister
She's got growths in her womb
I have a girlfriend
She's got some of them too
I know a mother
Thinking she was having her third
But she gave birth to a
Two-and-a-half pound symbol of his burden
Now What I'm saying
Is the energy we all possess
Is passed between us
Sometimes loving
Sometimes quite a mess
And when we give ourselves
To one who does not know himself
Then we take inside
the chaos he's created
But if we recall what is sacred
We will bless them
Bless them and just say we're on our way
Every climax
Which should be the merging of two souls
Becomes the transference
of garbage to the dumping hole
In the junkyard
We will strain to find the useful things
We seek the beauty
In the driest field of dirt and weeds
And there's a sister
She sees potential in him
And there's a girlfriend
She sees the soul that's within
And there's a mother
Believing he's just going through a phase
Performs her duty
cuz she knows
That he, like she, is afraid
I know a sister
(Tell him that you cannot stay)
I have a girlfriend
(Walk away without the hate)
I know a mother
(Remember what is sacred)
I know a young man
I know her husband
I have a lover
Bless him and just say
I'm on my way