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Vertigo Lyrics

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Vertigo (2004)


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (2005)

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"Vertigo" (Trent Reznor mix)

"In the case of 'Vertigo,' I was thinking about this awful nightclub we've all been to. You're supposed to be having a great time and everything's extraordinary around you and the drinks are the price of buying a bar in a Third World country. You're there and you're doing it and you're having it and you sort of don't want to be there. And it felt like the way a lot of people were feeling at that moment, as you turn on the telly or you're just looking around and you see big, fat Capitalism at the top of its mountain, just about to topple. It's that woozy, sick feeling of realizing that here we are, drinking, eating, polluting, robbing ourselves to death. And in the middle of the club, there's this girl. She has crimson nails. I don't even know if she's beautiful, it doesn't matter but she has a cross around her neck, and the character in this stares at the cross just to steady himself." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Lights go down
It's dark, the jungle is
Your head can't rule your heart
And fear is taking over
Every thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It can't be bought
Your mind can wander

Hello, hello
Hello, hello
I'm at a place called Vertigo
It's everything I wish I didn't know
Except you give me something I can feel
Feel

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

The night is full of holes
As bullets rip the sky
Of ink with gold
They twinkle
As the boys play rock and roll
They know that they can't dance
At least they know

I can't stand the beats
I'm asking for the check
Girl with crimson nails
Has Jesus 'round her neck
Swinging to the music
Swinging to the music

Hello, hello
Hello, hello
I'm at a place called Vertigo
It's everything I wish I didn't know
But you give me something I can feel
Feel

I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
How to kneel
How to kneel
How to kneel
How to kneel

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Vertigo
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Vertigo

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