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Sisters of the Moon


Intense silence
As she walked in the room
Her black robes trailing
Sister of the moon

And a black widow spider makes
More sound than she
And black moons in those eyes of hers
Made more sense to me
Heavy persuasion
It was hard to breathe
She was dark at the top of the stairs
She called to me…


And so I followed
As friends often do
I cared not for love, nor money
And I think she knew
Well, the people, they love her
But still they’re the most cruel
She asked me, be my sister
Sister, sister of the moon…


Some call her sister of the moon
Some say illusions are her game
They like to wrap her in velvet
Does anyone, ooh, know her name

Additional lyrics

So we make our choices
When there is no choice
And we listen to their voices
Ignoring our own voice

(Stevie Nicks) 1979 Welsh Witch Music Admin by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (BMI)

About the Song

About: A bad mood

A lyrically enigmatic Stevie contribution, with a guitar solo by Lindsey that’s reminiscent of “The Chain,” this was a surprise addition to the set on the band’s spectacularly successful 2014/15 reunion tour.

Stevie: “I honestly don’t know what the hell this song is about. I’ve been singing it on tour for the last two and a half years, and every time I’m thinking, What the hell is that? I think it was me putting up an alter ego or something, the dark lady in the corner, and there’s a Gemini twin thing. It wasn’t a love song; it wasn’t written about a man, or anything precious. It was just about a feeling I might have had over a couple days, going inward in my gnarly trollness. Makes no sense. Perfect for this record!”

Chart Performance

“Sisters of the Moon” was the fourth and final single from Tusk. Remixed for radio play, the song reached No. 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

Country Chart Peak
US 86