"Come Crash" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
That's luck, she led, we should be dead.
We eyed the wreck. Good god, we said.
She plants one kiss, for the road, on my chest.
Sirens came after we left.

Christine, come crash on my floor
Christine, come crash on my floor

That's life, she said, we should be dead,
We should be stars and perfect tens,
And that's just three off the top of my head.
Once again, you're a godsend.

Christine, come crash on my floor
Christine, come crash on my floor

That's true, she said, we should dead,
I should be sleeping in your bed.
Instead, I'll crash on your floor

Christine, come crash on my floor
Christine, come crash on my floor
Christine, come crash on my floor
Christine, come crash on my floor


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"Come Crash" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentWow, Christine might be dead. you guys are right--it had never occured to me. For some reason, Christine is a very vivid character. Obviously she has a sense of humor. Dead or not, after a horrible, violent accident, her reaction is still in the vein of "oh shit, that was a close one." Also, planting a kiss on his chest very vividly describes someone very petite.
    I don't know about the possibilities of drug use. I think it makes it less interesting, though.

    I think there is something very aching about this song--even though they've been through something traumatic together, they are still platonic. No matter how close, supportive or in love they may be, it's still "hey buddy, crash on the couch. I'm here for you. In the next room."

    so close, so far.
    annemasullion June 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've always viewed the "crash" as their relationship. A messy breakup, their relationship has crashed and burned, but they've managed to make it through the worst ("That's luck, we should be dead"). And she's lamenting how their relationship has fallen apart: "we should be stars and perfect tens", "I should be sleeping in your bed, instead I'll crash on your floor"
    shadylaneon December 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song, I can't believe no one has commented yet.
    I think it's pretty self explanitory - a car wreck, and the lovers are really happy that they're just alive.

    In the first stanza, though, I know it's supposed to be "sirens came after we left"
    not salvage
    pikachu1559on June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the double meaning of "crash" in this song.
    skiguskion June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... I saw a whole other meaning...

    To me, it seems like they're really fucked up on drugs and alcohol and he just really wants to sleep with her. "Christine come crash on my floor" is the only way he knows how to ask her... I think it's in the way he says it- over and over again- almost like a broken record the way you feel coming down after a hard night of drugs and alcohol...
    maiasanion May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti kinda thing that Christine's dead ' the 'sirens came after we left'
    constantly repeating how lucky they are. the guy's sad, she cant sleep in his bed, but she'll crash on the floor. he's telling her 'Once again, you're a godsend.'...
    i dont know, it so confusing. and really sad.
    maddilneon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think Christine died in the car accident, and at first he thought that they both survived and were really luck to do so but then he realizes shes dead. this realization comes at "That's truth," she said. "We should be dead.
    I should be sleeping in your bed.
    Instead, I'll crash on your floor."

    The "I'll crash on your floor" is him giving up, giving in to death to be with his love.
    windcriesmary99on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe beauty of great lyrics: they are open to interpretation. To me, this is about two people who were friends and then for whatever reason, started a fiery relationship -- a relationship that they never should have been in, that could easily kill them on a variety of levels.

    "That's luck", she led. "We should be dead." We eyed the wreck. "Good god", we said.-- They realize they have to stop because it's becoming too much

    She plants one kiss for the road on my chest: they are in bed together having this conversation about breaking it off. But they are ambivalent about the decision they're making: "That's luck", she said. "We should be dead." We should be stars and perfect tens - And that's just three off the top of my head.

    "Once again, you're a godsend." - she feels that he saved her from something: loneliness, misery. She is thankful for him.

    "That's truth," she said. "We should be dead. - she knows what they're doing is wrong, but. . .
    I should be sleeping in your bed. Instead, I'll crash on your floor." - she still loves him and makes the concession to be his platonic friend

    Christine come crash on my floor: he says yes
    townhaloon March 07, 2011   Link

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