“Cry Little Sister” – Gerard McMann

Come to your brother – Thou shall not die
Unchain me, sister – Thou shall not fear
Love is with your brother – Thou shall not kill


Some songs are just too easy. A case in point – “Cry Little Sister” is a confusing mishmash of overly portentous mixed metaphors in nearly every line.

And where it isn’t – well, it demands the use of a new term for whatever you call a meaning that’s somewhere between subtext and text. Specifically: tell me that the man singing this song is not harbouring some sort of incestuous desire for his sis. And apparently some worries for his safety after he tells her so…

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