Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens

 Paris, Île-de-France, FRA
BandPopAvant-garde

With this incredible ease, Christine establishes the rules.
She will be this androgynous character, the illegitimate child of Andy Kaufman and Michael Jackson, who appears ,wearing a tuxido and flowing hair.

Biography


Christine is the head of a project that combines music, acting performance, vidéo, drawing and photography ; she likes to be in danger, probably because of her dramatic
background. The Queens are those invisible godmothers who feed the imagery. The rest is homemade by Christine, all on her own.

On stage : a microphone, a computer. No matter how big the venues are (she opened for The Do and Lykke Li this year). One could say the gamble is quite risky, another could
say it's bold. She would say this is very "Freaky". She has the impressive energy of immoderation ; the glamour is never far away from its parody, the swaying hips are manlier than expected, the sad songs are glittery and the lyrical melodies bare their own subversion : "I don't smell good, yeah, but i'm gorgeous" is one of Christine's many mottos.

Christine learnt a lot from the drag Queens she met in London. They are the reason why everything else started. They think she looks just like Greta Garbo ?
She will choose to be called Christine in reference to the movie Queen Christina. And when they say they won’t
be a part of the band Christine created with them, she decides to work on her voice to sing the missing choirs.
Snaps, deep beats, and ever-present subs, MichaelJackson for the rhythmic and Kate Bush for the aerial melodies.

After a first EP, Miséricorde, released last year, a new one, Mac Abbey, is about to be available in France next january.

Lyrics

Twist of Fate

Written By: Christine and the Queens

Purple party

Dripping gates

Steam and strass on my hair

And I crossed the line when I asked

Where would you be oh

Crushing this wall

With your fist

No birth without blood, no

And you cross the line with the fire

Soaking your hands, oh

A twist of fate is all I wish now

Now I’m a soldier and you’re dead now

Purple party

Dropping bombs

All my Queens are bones

And I cross the line cause I call

Your name in there oh

Crushing the walls

With your fist

You’re a girl in London

And the mascarade has no end

Still, I call your name, oh

Be Freaky

Written By: Christine and the Queens

I’m dancing with the Queens when my wounds are dry

And it’s like oh oh oh

And all my tears keep running from their mouth when they smile

God my face is dusty

I can barely recognize me

Mes mains sont sales je les lave contre elle

Come on she says be freaky freaky

Are you really on your own

What did you say ?

Are you really all alone ?

Toi si blanche et si petite chérie

I’m dancing with my Queens for my wounds to dry

And they’re singing oh oh oh

And all my tears keep running from their mouth when they smile

Be Freaky !

It

Written By: Christine and the Queens

Christine :

With iT

I become the death Dickinson feared

With iT

I’m the red amiral on his ship

And I raise

Wet infans for my coronation

I’ll rule over my all dead impersonations

I’ve got iT

I’m a man now

And I won’t let you steal iT I bought iT for myself

I’m a man now

I hit

The Bird-dogs who are pulling my hair

Because

Their teeth should ravage a golden beard

I lost

Some eyeless friends whose blood runs cold

My new people

On silent heels pretends to be old

Cause I won

I’m a man now

I’ve got iT

I’m a man now

And I won’t let you steal iT

I bought it for myself

I'm a man now

Oh lord

The Queens :

She wants to be a man

But she lies

She wants to be born again

But she’ll lose

She draws her own crotch by herself

But she’ll lose because it’s a fake

She hunches on it but it’s a fake

She drools on it but it’s a fake

She hums on it but it’s a fake

It’s a fake

Christine :

No ! I’ve got iT

I’m a man now

And there’s nothing you can do to make me change my mind

I’m a man now

The Queens :

She's a man now

And there's nothing we can do to make her change her mind

She's a man now

Kiss My Crass

Written By: Christine and the Queens

I used to wash all of my dirt

With hot baths

And black soap

I used to wash all of my dirt

But it was coming back again

Oh Lord forgive me for I will sin

Oh Lord forgive me for I will sing

Oh Lord forgive me for I will stink

Cause I stopped fighting it, forever

I used to rub this ‘til I bleed

Cleaning up

Cleaned off

I used to rub this ‘til I bleed

But it was coming back again

Cause today

I wear it

Like diamonds

Cause today

I’m brave enough not to smell it

Oh Lord forgive me for I will sin

Oh Lord forgive me for I will sing

Oh Lord forgive me for I will stink

Cause It's a new day for all of us

For me and my blood and my teeth and my eyes and my ears and my shoulders and my sex and my feet and my knees and my arms and my hair and my lashes and my nose and my fingers and my nails and my tighs and my neck and my ass,

and my ass !

Kiss my crass, kiss my crass
Christine est sale

Who Is It

Written By: Michael Jackson

I Gave Her Money
I Gave Her Time
I Gave Her Everything
Inside One Heart Could Find
I Gave Her Passion
My Very Soul
I Gave Her Promises
And Secrets So Untold

And She Promised Me Forever
And A Day We'd Live As One
We Made Our Vows
We'd Live A Life Anew
And She Promised Me In Secret
That She'd Love Me For All Time
It's A Promise So Untrue
Tell Me What Will I Do?

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Lying To Myself
And The Reason Why She Left Me
Did She Find In Someone Else?

(Who Is It?)
It Is A Friend Of Mine
(Who Is It?)
Is It My Brother!
(Who Is It?)
Somebody Hurt My Soul, Now
(Who Is It?)
I Can't Take This Stuff No More

I Am The Damned
I Am The Dead
I Am The Agony Inside
The Dying Head
This Is Injustice
Woe Unto Thee
I Pray This Punishment
Would Have Mercy On Me

And She Promised Me Forever
That We'd Live Our Life As One
We Made Our Vows
We'd Live A Love So True
It Seems That She Has Left Me
For Such Reasons Unexplained
I Need To Find The Truth
But See What Will I Do!

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Bothered Everyday
And She Didn't Leave A Letter
She Just Up And Ran Away

(Who Is It?)
It Is A Friend Of Mine
(Who Is It?)
Is It My Brother?
(Who Is It?)
Somebody Hurt My Soul, Now
(Who Is It?)
I Can't Take It 'Cause I'm Lonely

(Who Is It?)
It Is Friend Of Mine
(Who Is It?)
To Me I'm Bothered
(Who Is It?)
Somebody Hurt My Soul, Now
(Who Is It?)
I Can't Take It 'Cause I'm Lonely

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seen Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Lying To Myself
And The Reason Why She Left Me
Did She Find Someone Else?

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Bothered Everyday
And She Didn't Leave A Letter
She Just Up And Ran Away

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Lying To Myself
And The Reason Why She Left Me
Did She Find Someone Else?

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Bothered Everyday
And She Didn't Leave A Letter
She Just Up And Ran Away

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Bothered Everyday
And She Didn't Leave A Letter
She Just Up And Ran Away

And It Doesn't Seem To Matter
And It Doesn't Seem Right
'Cause The Will Has Brought
No Fortune
Still I Cry Alone At Night
Don't You Judge Of My Composure
'Cause I'm Lying To Myself
And The Reason Why She Left Me
Did She Find Someone Else?

Discography

MISERICORDE EP ( 2011 )
MAC ABBEY EP ( January 2012 )