She tries not to shatter
Kaleidoscope style
Personality changes behind her red smile
Every new problem brings a stranger inside
Helplessly forcing one more new disguise

Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady
Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady

Singing sweet savages lost in our world
This big-eyed girl sees her faces unfurl
Now she's in purple, now she's the turtle
Disintegrating


Lyrics submitted by AeroGoat

"Christine" as written by Daryl F Hall L Barry

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentWritten after reading the book The Three Faces Of Eve about Christine Sizemore who suffers from multiply personality disorder, the names in the songs, Strawberry Girl, Turtle Lady etc. are actual names that Christine's children gave to the different distinct personalities, of which there were 22 in all.
    Erasercutson December 19, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCertainly seems to be about someone with multiple split personalities.
    I hope I never go mad. What do you think MrLongrove?
    Nope I think we're just fine.
    MrLongroveon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the book "3 faces of eve", where many of the references in the song, "banana split lady, strawberry girl" are what eves children called her different personalities in the book.
    surftheseaon November 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout a Schizophrenic, seems to indicate personal experience with one. Scary. Poignant.
    jenwill2on March 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits called dissasociative identity disorder (DID), aka multiple personality disorder NOT SCHIZOPHRENIA. schizophrenia is where a person will hear voices or see people that arent there. DID is where the person will have several seperate personas, like in this song.
    saturnineon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was about a girl going through adolescence and trying on new personalities as she develops a sense of self. Then again, I first heard this song when I myself was a teen
    CuteSparkinaon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, Siouxsie and the Banshees always have such complicated songs to understand, but I guess that's part of why I like them so much. Anyway, this song and Hong Kong Garden are probably my two fav's.
    Let_The_Led_Outon December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow awesome i must never admit i never thought about the lyrics of this song or what it about but wow so cool.
    Cpt-Sensibleon April 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought Siouxsie used the book 3 faces of eve to display someone finding themself, as they try on different personalities to find the one that suits them best.
    symmenthaon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought Siouxsie used the book 3 faces of eve to display someone finding themself, as they try on different personalities to find the one that suits them best.
    symmenthaon June 01, 2007   Link

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