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Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady
Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine sees her faces unfurl

She is pretty, but she is not a prettyface and despite she knows she doesn’t need make up, she feels she needs a mask nevertheless. A few times, in front of the mirror she wonders what is she is really hiding from…

She thinks of him. He certainly does not wear “New Wave” make up, or dark clothes, and probably he doesn’t even know who The Cure is, or Siouxsie and the Banshees or Joy Division, like she does. He is older, like really older and his style is impeccable, presentable if you will, well mannered and serious behind some round glasses.


She feels inadequate, but she likes to listen to him. He likes to read out loud, despite his class is totally uninterested on listening to him, but she likes to listen to him, she likes to think he reads only for and to her –and at some point he notices that, and eventually, he notices her.

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

When he leans his head down and peeks over his round glasses, the light´s reflection on the glass disappear; when he leans his head down and exposes his eyes, she can see blue oceans looking at her -talking to her. And when he turns his eyes to the book and keeps reading, his moving lips mesmerise her, her mouth opening slowly, watering…

Why the boys her age are so… clueless?

Now’s shes in purple
Now’s she the turtle
Christine, Christine

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love that song. Brings me back to 1988 at the St. Denis Theater in Montreal. Siouxsie was in fishnets, and full Marlene Dietrich dress w/ tophat. I’ll never forget that image as long as I live.

    February 19, 2013
  2. Mmm…. now I’m going to spend the rest of my day lost in school boy day dreams.

    February 19, 2013
    • hahahaha!!! dancing this song meant run to the bathroom when done and “crep” you hair back up again! 😀

      February 19, 2013
  3. OOps, this is the one I meant to link to…

    February 19, 2013
  4. ay, Silvia, we have very different backgrounds – at least musically. back then I’d already discovered the classic American voices, and was listening to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Otis Redding and those guys. I was 16, and my tastes haven’t changed at all at 42 😀

    (oh, and you had your teacher and I had a crazy girlfriend with …. really, really big tits, and she was a Cure-fan and wore black make up so I know some of those songs too 😀 )


    February 19, 2013
    • Christine #

      you grew up listening to all that beautiful music and poetry and you use the word tits?

      May 11, 2013
      • who would’ve thunk, huh?

        I guess I like to mix high and low, Christine – either that or I stopped growing at sixteen (haha!)


        May 12, 2013
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    May 28, 2013

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