"Sister Christian" as written by and Kelly Keagy....
Sister Christian
Oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say O.K.
Where you going
What you looking for
You know those boys
Don't want to play no more with you
It's true

You're motoring
What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

Babe you know
You're growing up so fast
And mama's worrying
That you won't last
To say let's play
Sister Christian
There's so much in life don't you give it up
Before your time is due
It's true
It's true yeah

What's your price for flight
You've got him in your sight
And driving through the night
Motoring
What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

What's your price for flight
In finding mister right
You'll be alright tonight

Oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say OK.
But you're motoring
You're motoring


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"Sister Christian" as written by Kelly Keagy

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    General Comment"Time has come", "Only one" - perhaps she is the last girl in the neighborhood left without a life partner. Hence she is a bit lost between her dreams and desires. And because of her stubbornness and maybe age as well, boys are avoiding her.

    "Motoring" - for me it means she's driven by something. Driven like determined victim looking for justice, or addicted person in need of a drug. And she is paying an extremely high price for allowing herself to be driven by illusion, and that price is her youth, her life. She's driven by her fantasy about Mr Right. But it's just a mere illusion and the singer is trying to help her get real by saying - you'll be all right with some 'average' guy. "Tonight" means now, not in some distant future.

    The force of illusion, of fantasy about vague Mr. Right is so strong, that she is missing plenty of opportunities in her life, and that is starting to worry her mother.

    She is still young enough to get happy, fulfilled life, but lives a life of resignation almost like an old woman, whose time is due.

    The singer is trying to help her see the reality and abandon treacherous illusions. The dreams she pursue are reality in front of her. She just needs to open her eyes. And heart.

    "Christian" - for me it is quite personal, as I saw many religious or rather overly pious religious devoted girls living that illusionary way, missing opportunities. And perhaps "Sister Christian" is slowly taking a life-path of a spinster...

    Although she is told how dangerous her lifestyle is, she doesn't care and still engages in such a illusionary way of living.
    LordBanteron May 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI figure it's about like "what's your price for flight" I mean.... what are you going to give in exchange to be happy? One of those.... if you were going to be happy for the rest of your life, would you shoot your dog, or something. I think of it as more like an older sibling telling the younger sister yeah you are going to have to figure out how far you're going to go to get the perfect guy, but don't settle, and don't wait forever. But now's not the time to worry about it.
    There's my 2 cents.
    mongoosestalkeron December 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhile i cant explain what this song means to me without writing a book i can offer some advice on how to kind of find a meaning for it. Listen to it high. American Dad hit the nail commenting on how good it is high. I swear it is an experience in itself, especially the chorus. It is an awesome song.
    Pinch Meon July 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionWhen I was little I thought the lyrics were, "Motorhead, whats your price tonight" so I always thought it was about a biker prostitute. Then, this song was playing on the radio speakers at a convenience store while I was waiting to use the bathroom on a road trip, while standing in line with about 15 haggard/scary/stereotypical butch biker chicks. So I felt my misinterpretation was justified in some way in the universe.
    lamesson October 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have absolutely no bloody idea about what this song means. i used to think it was about this girl (sister christian) who was dying, of like aids or cancer or something...then i used to think it was that she was pregnant...i dont know...do you know?
    Desaparecidaon April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would have thought it's a song about a dude being protective of his little sister who's just getting old enough to be screwed every which way by the big bad boys of the world.

    But maybe I'm depraved.
    Bassmongeron June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about the dude who wrote it's little sister.. they misinterpreted the lyrics. it's supposed to be "sister Christy" but other than that, Bassmonger is right.
    dementiaon November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts so obvious that it is about a girl who is hitting puberty and the boys don't want to PLAY they want to REALLY GO AT IT! And the guys like telling her that shes like a plane - she can either stay here and deal with it or fly away and find a real guy.
    LovelyShiksaon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a motorcycle

































    haha
    no its defitiely about girl who should make the rifht decisions.
    ULlilLadyon February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the lead singer giving advice to his little sister. Motoring is what you might call cruising around with your friends or something. I heard the song was originally called "Sister Christy" but when he sang it his words ran together so they just changed it to Christian.
    Wurby Tictocon June 04, 2005   Link

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