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Little Sister is a song about censorship and being prevented from knowing an absolutely essential detail about the past. Specifically, it's about a girl who lives in China and does not know what happened during the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989.

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I wonder why all my heroes have died
Crazy, alone, or screaming in the night
Is it in me lord? Is it in me too?
Don’t let it get from me to you

Well I find myself back in the valley of my youth
But the rolling waves won’t let me
See into the bottom of the blue
It’s simple without you

Little sister don’t let the world get you down
Dream of the sky from the underground
There’s beauty in the wasteland if you look around
And one day you’re bound to be found

Well I find myself leaving the valley of my youth
But your words I cannot swallow
Though I chew and chew and chew
Are you ever coming back?
You’ve been absent my whole life

Tell me what you’re thinking about
There’s no easy answer
Tell me what you know about me
And when will my speech be free

Tell me what you’re thinking about
There’s no easy answer
Tell me what you know about me
And when will my speech be free

Little Sister
There’s hope for you
Keep asking questions
And you’ll find the truth

Tell me what you’re thinking about
There’s no easy answer
Tell me what you know about me
And when will my speech be free

Tell me what you’re thinking about
There’s no easy answer
Tell me what you know about me
Little sister it’s you and me

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from Bottom of the Blue, released June 17, 2014

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Taking inspiration from the likes of Beirut, The Arcade Fire, and Belle and Sebastian, the band weaves fables of revolution, love stories, and cities away from home. Listeners expecting conventional guitar-driven indie-pop will find themselves swept into complex arrangements of trumpets and mandolins instead. ... more

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