Annie Christian wanted to be number one
But her kingdom never comes, thy will be done
She couldn't stand the glory, she would be second to none
The way Annie tells the story, she's his only son
Annie Christian wanted to be a big star
So she moved to Atlanta and she bought a blue car
She killed black children, and what's fair is fair
If you try and say you're crazy, everybody say, "electric chair"
Electric chair

Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until you're crucified, I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until you're crucified, I'll live my life in taxicabs

Annie Christian was a whore, always looking for some fun
Being good was such a bore, so she bought a gun
She killed John Lennon, shot him down cold
She tried to kill Reagan, everybody say gun control
Gun control

Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until you're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until you're crucified I'll live my life in taxicabs

Liar, liar, liar
Got ya in a jam
Put your head on the block, somebody say, "Abscam"
Abscam

Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until you're crucified, I'll live my life in taxicabs
Annie Christian, Annie Christ
Until you're crucified, I'll live my life in taxicabs


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Annie Christian Lyrics as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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    General Commentok so Annie Christian is the anti-christ but what exactly he is trying to make her out to be? a specific group. the republicans? ABSCAM? and the taxicabs reference. is it political? help?
    TheUncannyon April 16, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationannie christian = any christian but its not necesarily about christians its about extremists The first verse depicts how someone can become like that : missed chance to be a leader. The song couples some usa media attention about crimes in the usa in 1980's, assasanation attempt on reagan , murder of john lennon an an event in atlanta that i dunno bout. The lyrics try to find a common ground and that is expressed in the title ( any christian can become an extremist, in usa surely ) Prince the artist will spend his life in taxicabs for being afraid wind up like the next killed celeb.
    ..miauw
    MsManomenon August 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFor me this is the most haunting and disturbing yet most beautiful Prince song because it's the perfect combination of somber lyrics and almost an off key melodic sound. My take is that the song is about a person or people who think they are good but never get their recognition or praise that they feel is appropriate so they do horrible things to bring fame to themselves to get the attention they think they deserve (e.g. John Hinkley, Wayne Williams, Mark Chapman, politicians in Abscam).

    Annie Christian represents the person with low self-esteem with high aspirations that doesn't have the ability to reach them. So they do crazy things or unethical things. The point of being "crucified" is paying for that behavior and living a life in a taxicab is to "keep moving" to avoid being a victim of Annie Christian. Just my opinion.
    Chuck00on November 14, 2019   Link

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