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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 1994 17:10:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Glen Davis <davisg[at]-remove-BCC.ORST.EDU>
Subject: JBC query (fwd)
Very interesting someone asked this today (see below).
Sister Death is one of my
favorite JBC songs and I was thinking about its inspiration just yesterday.
I picked up a copy of Anne Rice's, 'Interview with the Vampire', this
week-end and was surprised to see that the 'main' vampire, Lestat, refers
to a young vampire girl in the book as (among other names), you guessed it,
Sister Death. Furthermore, this young girl is usually held in the arms
of the protagonist whenever they walk around town and she rarely talks
when she's around Lestat (whom she hates). This reminded me of "hold you
in my arms" and "there's no need to talk anymore" from the song.
Finally, the line "come Sister Death, get me out of here" is also
familiar from the book as the protagonist also dislikes Lestat and wants
to get away from him but fears he can't leave him. But the young vampiress
tries to assure him that with her help, they can leave together.
What do other's think, am I crazy or what! As to Gaiman's Death,
I don't know anything about it.
This might be a FAQ (I'm new here), but does anyone think
the song "Sister Death" is a reference to the character Death
from Gaiman's Sandman?