"Christiansands" as written by Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws, Douglas L. Davis and Richard M. Walters....
My defenses

Become fences

I'm stumbling

I change my face
And you think I'm fake-up
Wait around till I take off my makeup
Here we go again
I need another one
Her name is
She looks through me
Says I'm the only one

I've met a christian in christian sands, a devil in Helsinki
I've met a christian in christian sands, a devil in Helsinki

Is it getting better?
Wrote her a letter, asking questions
Maybe some deceptions
I mean we'll take it slow
I really don't know
When you talk, you make me cringe
Silver me to the messenger
Let her go don't question her

I've met a christian in christian sands, a devil in Helsinki
I've met a christian in christian sands, a devil in Helsinki

You and me, what does that mean?
Always, what does that mean?
Forever, what does that mean?
It means we'll manage
I'll master your language and in the meantime I'll create my own
By my own


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"Christiansands" as written by Douglas L. Davis Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

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    General Commentthis video is great...
    HalfLifeSuicideon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentApart from being one of the best Tricky songs, it's also just a very good breakdown of a relationship. It's about learning to communicate. I'm not quite sure what the chorus is about, and it's possibly means nothing.
    xdvron October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about him seeing a Scandinavian woman, him attempting to speak her language etc, her seeing different sides to him as he susses her out.
    muphdovianon August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just about being wary of people in the beginning of relationships. He met a christian, he met a devil, he met another one (he doesn't even give her a name) . . .
    meshellleon February 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentnote that christiansands (kristiansand) is a city in norway. and helsinki of course is in finland... so it's kind of a double echo, met a christian in christiansands, the devil in HELLsinki... both in scandinavia, both vaguely religious-sounding... you can spin out a variety of meanings from that, which is part of what makes good lyrics good. but, anyway that's what those words are, christiansands is a place name. took me like 5 or 10 years to figure that out
    r5d4on December 27, 2017   Link

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