January 13, 2008 Peter

Dave Matthews’ Sister

While visiting Best Buy to see what I “needed” I saw on DVD the Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert at Radio City Music Hall on the plasma…There that DVD was like a dog in the pound seeking a nice warm home. I couldn’t resist! I took it home. This is where I heard his song, “Sister” for the first time. Dave is very close to his sister and describes his relationship with her as, “My heart was placed in her chest and her heart was placed in my chest.” This is evident in his lyric,
“Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears
Running down my face”

The essence of being a human is the humanness of relationships where there is a connection of the heart. You can also think of this as, “being of one heart”. Although relationships among friends and family may be like this it is profoundly evident in relationships between two who are married. As time goes on you will grow with and in one another such that where you being and end ceases to exist. Your hearts beat as one. You are the personal confident, companion, and cohort of one another. The two of you have chosen, agreed, and shown the world that you are allies and created a covenant to not comment treason against one another. Just like the Navajo code from WWII, you must always protect the relationship and each other’s heart.

Here are the lyrics to the song. Everywhere you see the word, “sister” you can insert the name of your loved one.

Passing time with you in mind
It’s another quiet night
Feel the ground against my back
Count the stars against the black

Think about another day
Wishing I was far away
Wherever I dreamed I was
You were there with me

(Chorus)
Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears
Running down my face
Sister, sister, you keep me

I hope you always know it’s true
I would never make it through
You could make the sun go DOWN
Just by walking away

Playing like we used to play
Like it would never go away
I feel you beating in my chest
I’d be dead without

(Chorus)
Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears
Running down my face
Sister, sister, you keep me

I hope you always know it’s true
I would never make it through
You could make the heavens fall
Just by walking away

(Chorus)
Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears
Running down my face
Sister, sister, you keep me

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