"Christina" as written by and Patty Griffin....
If you had the real thing how would you tell
Liars can say it all just as well
Every single word you've heard in vain
Baubles of gold, stars in your hair
Reflections that told that they were not there
And the diamonds on your cheeks have turned to flames

And up in the air they would write your name there
But love would fall to pieces in the rain
Who would know better than you
A hundred love letters and none of them true

Christina, Christina

It's a wondrous world of ridiculous things
With nothing so rare as the love that it brings
In the silence of a smile that understands
A piece of the action, pieces of gold
Everyone's paid well and does what they're told
For the simple daughter of a simple man


Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina

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"Christina" as written by Patricia J. Griffin

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    General Commentthis song is about christina onassis. i love it.
    thuglifeforevson June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI suppose this song could be about Christina Onasis. At any event its meaning is universal. And the part about "every one paid well does what they're told" is the most compelling part of this song or in other words, even pretenses can be bought. In the best of all possible worlds, kindness and compassion should be a mutual thing. But the truth is love is never more striking than when it is unrequited.
    Xperimentgonawryon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about Christina Onassis -- PG says so on the 'Kiss in Time' album.

    She was the daughter of the man who, at the time, was the wealthiest man in the world. Despite that, she led a fairly tragic life. She was married and divorced four times, and died at the age of 37 when her daughter was just 3.

    PG is using Onassis' story to ask if you can really trust anyone enough to love them. "If you had the real thing, how would you know? / Liars can say it all just as well."
    mistahfineon July 15, 2011   Link

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