Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Sister Cappelli



 Genre: Psychedelic

Get Flash to see this player.

My wife and kids are huge Doctor Who fans. I like the show just fine, but they're way in to it. So when I was sitting at the piano working on this melody I got, "Sister Bellini floats through time". I changed it to Cappelli because it's easier to sing, but kept the space-time traveling nun element. I like the idea that the Vatican dispatches Time Lord-style nuns to fight the evil that creeps though the cracks of God's universe. The "boo-hoo" element of this song is that I wanted more time to put in psychedelic elements, but... boo hoo. That's the 4th Doctor at the end describing the famous "...bigger on the inside" element to the Tardis.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Sister Cappelli floats through time
In a coffin made of flowers
Searching for cracks in God's design
Fighting the evil she encounters
Where the wild oats are sewn
From the Great Salt Lake to Rome
When the go-getters get gone
She'll find 'em.

Sister Cappelli understands
She'll not win our world's affection
Though the danger is enhanced
She's glad to give protection
The good sister's at the helm
Blasting through celestial realms
Where evil overwhelms
She'll find 'em.

Sister Cappelli's not afraid
She's powered by her purpose
Compassion and love will be displayed
Even to those who try to hurt us
But those who dare abuse
To collapse or to confuse
She will let her fire loose.
She'll find 'em.
Song Stats
Hits: 1946
Comments: 15
Fans: 12
Plays: 112
Downloads: 32
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Apr 28, 2013 - 12:39:20 AM
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2013 - 12:39:20 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:24:53 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
alackbass said 2369 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Sister Cappelli
I think this might be my favorite of all your recent posts. You have a unique and instantly recognizable voice. It works great here Love the production and arrangement. Nice changes and melody!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
VicDiesel said 2369 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Form and content
Ok, I get none of the references.... Or almost.

So what I'm hearing is a song with a decided 60s/70s or retro vibe (think Tears for Fears channeling the Beatles), very well executed, with a great feel.

And what I'm reading is somewhat futuristic (even if Dr Who seems rather retro-tech from what I understand). And to me form and content don't quite go together.

Lovely song though.
Check out my latest song called Frippery
Lennon714 said 2369 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Tears for Fears
Funny you mention that, because I listened to about 4 or 5 tracks to get a feel for the arrangement. One of those songs was "Sowing the Seeds of Love" by Tears for Fears. That's a great point about the form and content. Even with the retro feel of the show I can see there could be a disconnect. As the Doctor says, "People assume time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey... er... stuff" Thanks for your input!
Check out my latest song called Just a Little More Time
Vic Holman said 2369 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Sister Cappelli
should of been on the white album...... outstanding lyrics
Check out my latest song called Life In A Car
johnwhitehead said 2369 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Love this...the changes...the just right arrangement...trippy lyric...Most of all a lovely melody, and great vocal. Great post,man.
Check out my latest song called Wandering Blues
five_extra_arms said 2367 days ago (April 30th, 2013)
Where Evil Overwhelms
It's crazy how different your writing styles are from songs about historical heroes (the Liar Joseph Strauss and Thomas Kincade) to songs based on TV series (like this song and your brilliant writing with Heroin_Marys - You're Driving Me Mad, But I'm Not Crazy). Then there are the tunes about historical heroes from a TV series (Caravaggio)...

Whichever frame of mind you're in when you're writing, your creative story telling always impresses me. Yeah, you sing like a Beach Boy or a Beatle or a Weazel, granted, but you write with the insight of one of the guys at the brainstorming session of these fine TV series that we all know. That probably does't make much sense, but neither does the fact that you want me to take a photo of a sandwich when I dine with alackbass.

You can play rhythm guitar and do back up vox for me any day.


Love it! D/L'd and faved for proof to the Next Generation that I was here when it all happened.

Bob (fan)
Check out my latest song called Draw
Dadai.2 said 2367 days ago (April 30th, 2013)
I'm there...
Thanks to you and wife and your kids...
Check out my latest song called Into The Down...
Sigmund said 2366 days ago (May 1st, 2013)
Sister Cappelli
Cool song - my first thought was how Beatle-ish your style is, but I think Vic D got it right - I can definitely hear Tears for Fears in there too. Enjoyed!
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Outtaorbit said 2366 days ago (May 1st, 2013)
Reminds be of Lennon
Bless you
Check out my latest song called My Last Great Depression
PaulaMunk said 2366 days ago (May 2nd, 2013)
I enjoyed
the retro sound. The content is obscure unless you're into kitchy Sci-Fi with whacky Time Lords in Tardises. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called O, Shenandoah
apb said 2364 days ago (May 4th, 2013)
Us too!
Still got 2 episodes of Season 7 to go. Tom Baker and David Tennant are our fav Drs. Anyways... if Beatles-ish was the goal, you have seriously succeeded... Lennon by name.. ;) What's not to like about this- love it. (ooh there lots of Sisterhoods: the cat nuns/nurses- the Pompei crew). Nice snippits of Romana & Sara Jane Smith (+Tom) at the end. Interesting concept/theme.
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Philip18 said 2363 days ago (May 4th, 2013)
Sister Cappelli
Very Beatles in style, or perhaps a little later McCartney (Uncle Albert?), which means it is excellent. I like the voices near the end and the different arrangement to end the song. Vocal is very engaging and the lyrics fun. Much enjoyed!
Check out my latest song called Refuge
PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2362 days ago (May 6th, 2013)
Eric this song just sums up your abilities. It never strays into pastiche, the musicianship is incredible. The arrangement simple yet the orchestration takes it higher. Your vox are to die for, the subject matter off the wall, the use of samples is great. Magnificent.
Oh and that guitar outro - yeah baby!
Check out my latest song called Shinkansen
PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2362 days ago (May 6th, 2013)
Forgot to mention
Kudos for using Tom Baker's Doctor rather than any of those new post 2005 imposters!
Check out my latest song called Shinkansen
Lennon714 said 2356 days ago (May 12th, 2013)
uh oh
My daughter can't stop talking about David Tennant. I do think it's weird that the past 2 get the most love, but then again it's a lot to get through. The oldies will get their day. Now Moffat's Sherlock is my jam. Can't wait for Season 3... and I'm not generally a TV fan.
Check out my latest song called Just a Little More Time
Artist Info
artist photo
Location: Queen Creek AZ United States
send a note
here. Bob Dorsey (Somebuddy. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. I'm a humble member of MacJam's very own Peter Pan with Wasted on You with Spaceball Ricochet with The Trooper (Iron Maiden Cover) with cover song challenge. I enlisted Mi... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Genre Info
Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

More songs in Psychedelic:

Who's Online
Invisible Members: 1
Visitors: 75