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Night Ranger - Sister Christian (Official Music Video)


Night Ranger's drummer, Kelly Keagy, wrote this song about his sister Kristy, who is 10 years younger than him and was growing up fast. "It's the big brother looking after his little sister when she's growing up – a simple, almost naïve kind of lyric," he explains:


"I wanted her to be able to see what I was talking about, that I was protecting her."


Keagy grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where "Motoring" was a term for driving around with your friends, often trying to pick up girls.


"That was the first section that I wrote. I wanted something that sounded like it had some teeth to it, and movement. But at the same time, a little left of center so it wasn't so obvious. The first thing I started writing was the chorus, and the second line was, 'What's your price for flight?' Which is kind of weird. But if you understand that it's coming from a brother to a sister, it was like, 'What's the price for making a bad decision now with your life going forward?'"


Lyrics


Sister Christian

Oh, the time has come

And you know that you're the only one

To say, okay

Where you going

What you looking for

You know those boys

Don't want to play no more with you

It's true


You're motoring

What's your price for flight

In finding mister right

You'll be alright tonight


Babe, you know

You're growing up so fast

And mama's worrying

That you won't last

To say, let's play

Sister Christian

There's so much in life

Don't you give it up

Before your time is due

It's true

It's true, yeah


Motoring

What's your price for flight

You've got him in your sight

And driving through the night

Motoring

What's your price for flight

In finding mister right

You'll be alright tonight


[Instrumental interlude]


Motoring

What's your price for flight

In finding mister right

You'll be alright tonight

Motoring

What's your price for flight

In finding mister right

You'll be alright tonight


Sister Christian

Oh, the time has come

And you know that you're the only one

To say, okay

But you're motoring

Yeah, motoring




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