"Vertigo" as written by and Peter/barat Doherty....
Koreema knows just what it is she does
It can't be hard for her to get a buzz
Down in the street below
You can hear the drunken prophet sing
"I know what's on your mind my boy
I can see oh everything
Lead pipes are fortune made well
Take a tip from me
Climb up to her window ledge or you'll forever be

Just walking under ladders as the people round you hear you crying please"

Who really knows just what it is she does
It can't be hard for her
To get a buzz
The rapture of vertigo
And letting go
Me myself I was never sure
Was it the liquor
Or was it my soul?


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"Vertigo" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Barat

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  • +2
    General CommentThe line 'Take a tip from me, climb up to her window ledge' to me means building the courage to make a move for a girl you like. It reminds me of Romeo climbing up to Juliet's window ledge.

    Then the next line saying 'or you'll forever be; walking under ladders as the people around you hear u crying please' meaning if you don't, you will be left alone as everyone else has made the ladder climb up to their Juliet's window ledge.

    Awesome song.
    justjules86on March 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPete Doherty

    Genius and a junkie. What a shame
    mojo risinon December 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"me myself I was never sure
    was it the liquor
    or was it my soul?"

    Best ending lyrics ever.
    Sheverson March 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does mean Koreema??? Is it name??
    TellTheQueenon April 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does 'Lead pipes are fortunes made' mean?
    TheWiseHermiton August 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto answer your question, thewisehermit;
    the 'lead pipes' line is from a tony hancock episode, the poetry society.
    i agree with everyone: this song is brilliant. such energy, etc. wish pete hadn't gone round the bend...
    3eyedmonsteron August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe greatest start to the greatest album of all time.
    Time For Heroeson October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere should be more comments here - Yes, this is a great start to an album - especially that riff!
    bkat004on March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with shevers. Brilliant ending lyrics, and it gets even better cause they're really sceaming it out.
    steakforchickenon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are a bit wrong... "PROPHET" should be "ARCHANGEL"

    Basically ditto what justjules86 said
    areboursson April 09, 2007   Link

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