Before today we hadn’t heard any new music this year from Long Island pop experimentalists Mr. Twin Sister, the band formerly known as Twin Sister. That changes with “Poor Relations,” a new single they’ve released in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline. On YouTube, the band explains:
This song meant something else when we first wrote it years ago; recent events have made us hear it differently. We believe in compassion, empathy, and tolerance, and hope that you will join us in speaking out against the erosion of their importance in our world. All proceeds will be donated to supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline (http://standingrock.org/).
Listen below and purchase for a price of your choice at Bandcamp.
Here are the lyrics:
An attitude, no patience, he’s paper thin.
Treat him wrong, his eyes open, he can’t take a breath.
Talking over everything you have to say, no respect.
Don’t correct the things he said, what’s the use?
Can’t handle violence.
Learning to love the abuse you can’t live without.
Your familiar oppression, your daily injustice when he’s gone.
Replacing him with cruelty, you like the pain.
That loser man that belongs to you, he’s ruling you.