Christine

Album: Faith in the Future (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Craig Finn telling the story of a girl who amidst her life falling apart, is kept going by her adolescent dream of moving to the big city. "I wanted to juxtapose her with the narrator who is almost too careful," Finn explained to American Songwriter. "She wants to move New York or the city and live the high life and he's saying, 'Maybe we should visit and make sure that we like it.' They're both kind of stuck. She's trying to do it by grabbing on to someone who has something and he's trying to pull everyone down and afraid to make changes. It's a study in both sides of the coin."
  • Other Christine-monikered songs include the Gin Blossoms' "Christine Irene" concerning a pretty Irish girl, whom a guy wants to hook up with and Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Christine" about the real-life Christine Costner-Sizemore, whose struggles with multiple personality disorder were dramatized in a 1957 film titled The Three Faces Of Eve.

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