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Christina the Astonishing

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Christina the Astonishing (Nick Cave)

Lived a long long time ago
She was stricken with a seizure
At the age of twenty-two
They took her body in a coffin
To a tiny church in Liege
Where she sprang up from the coffin
Just after the Agnus Dei
She soared up to the rafters
Perched on a beam up there
Cried “the stink of human sin
Is more than I can bear”
Christina the Astonishing
Was the most astonishing of all
She prayed balanced on a hurdle
Or curled up into a ball
She fled to remote places
Climbed towers and trees and walls
To escape the stench of human corruption
Into an oven she did crawl
O Christina the Astonishing
Behaved in a terrible way
She would run wildly through the streets
Jump in the Meuse and swim away
O Christina the Astonishing
Behaved in a terrifying manner
Died at the age of seventy-four
In the convent of St Anna


...Tekst en muziek door popzanger Nick Cave 1992. Publicatie in Nick CAVE & The bad seeds, Henry’s dream, Mute records, 1992.