Like Isabelle, my last release, the lyrics for Little Sister go way back. The truth is, I probably would have recorded this song five years ago if not for one nagging fact: the chorus and verses use the same chord progression. I kept putting the song on the back burner, just in case I found some way of switching it up that I liked. But every time I played through it, Little Sister would tell me, “This is right. This is how I’m supposed to be.” I finally wised up and listened to her; not surprisingly, she knew what she needed.
The only other thing I can think to say about this song is that it has my love of Neil Young and Oasis proudly shining through.
A lot of my music stems from my subconscious; a lot of my lyrics know something about me before I do. Some of them are even written in my dreams. Little Sister isn’t really one of those songs, though. Sure, it most likely represents a wide range of relationships with friends and family that I’ve had over the years, and my subconscious has probably evaluated, compared and learned from them, leading to the distillation that is this song… but the lyrics don’t offer up much mystery. The cover, on the other hand, does.
What this cover means, I can’t tell you. But something inside said it was right for this release (drawn ~2010, I believe). I haven’t tried to decipher what I’m telling myself with it… not sure I ever will.
This song is available for free here and should be on Spotify soon. It’s also on iTunes.