"Christian Says" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Glenn Derek Campling and Kevin Haskins....
Christian says everyone's to love him
Christian says just let go
Christian says you can't be happy being this way
Christian says he'll never let you go
Christian says he can't let you, let you run free
'Cause Christian says he needs you so
In this age of frozen freaks
The only highs we get are low
In this age of cold relief
Brings only what a way to go
With money in your pocket
You say wise and always free
But with that money in your pocket
You've got nowhere to go
But baby, baby, baby wants an empire
Baby, baby, baby needs a real thief
'Cause baby, baby, baby wants an empire
Baby, baby, baby wants a real piece
These words hang empty in the air
The only sounds you speak are dumb
And I'm a a vampire
In this age of golden grief
Your own reflection's on the blink
This burning issue won't cease
This burning issue's got to go
'Cause baby, baby, baby wants an empire
Baby, baby, baby needs a real thief
Baby, baby, baby wants an empire
Baby, baby, baby wants a real piece


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"Christian Says" as written by Glenn Derek Campling Daniel Gaston Ash

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    My InterpretationI could be COMPLETELY wrong, but I think this song is about Peter Murphy, and perhaps the thoughts of Ash and the others before Bauhaus broke up. Think about it:
    "Christian says..." -> the expectations for listeners (and maybe the band), and how they seem kind of irrational
    "With the money in your pocket, you say wise and always free" -> a reference to success and fame, and "always free" meaning free from the problems of the rest of the world
    "But with that money in your pocket you've got nowhere to go" -> the money keeps you in your place - or makes it so you've got nowhere to go, pretty much.
    "Baby baby baby wants an empire" -> "Baby" - or Peter in this case - wants more fame and reputation
    "These words hang empty in the air..." -> Baby doesn't hear - doesn't WANT to hear - what's being said
    "The only sounds you speak are dumb..." -> Baby's talking bullshit, and the others are fed up with it
    "I'm a vampire" -> Reference to Peter Murphy. Aside from his androgynous look, he usually looked like a vampire.
    "Your own reflection's on the blink..." -> Baby's status is on the line
    "This burning issue won't cease/This burning issue's got to go..." -> That's pretty self-explanatory. The others are tired of Baby and the band's issues, so they say it's "got to go".

    Wow, big text chunk. Anyway, that's my interpretation of Christian Says. Again, I could be COMPLETELY wrong, but this is what I took from the song. It seems to fit pretty well.
    bauhaus53on November 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid anyone ever think this song is maybe a breath mint commercial? (the lyrics aren't complete here) "This burning issue's got to go," "In this age of cold relief." Who knows. XP
    darker_entrieson July 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is missing a big chunk of the lyrics, fyi.
    nylonstringon September 13, 2009   Link

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