Jimmy Stewart follows Kim
To where your portrait hangs on a wall
Such a haunting vision, he forgets his partner's fall

Jump into the San Francisco Bay
I'll follow you in
I know you can't swim
When you've been dead 100 years, Carlotta

Carlotta Valdez
I will make you her

Everything's subjective, nothing lasts for Johnny O.
Kiss Kim Novak where the redwoods grow
I'll bleach her hair and pretend she didn't die
Go up the mission stair
I'll follow anywhere
That is, until you climb too high
'Cause I get vertigo

Carlotta Valdez
I will make you her

What a thing to be the center
Of attention
All the time
He isn't really falling for this, is he?
He's getting dizzy
And so am I

Carlotta Valdez
Carlotta Valdez
Carlotta Valdez
I got you
Carlotta Valdez
Carlotta Valdez
Carlotta Valdez
I will make you her


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    General CommentIt was never necrophilia...are you sure you're watching the same movie?! Vertigo is one of the best films ever made!
    tinafeygirlon May 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenton the most superficial level, this song is about the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Vertigo".
    cynicalsainton April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the lines:
    I'll follow you in
    I know you can't swim
    When you've been dead 100 years, carlotta
    his voice along with the beat is incindere. this song puts me in such a good mood
    hippyathearton June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMaybe that's all about, cynicalsaint. I tried to watch that movie and it made me gag. Too much necrophilia for me. I am not a fan of Six Feet Under.
    OpinionHeadon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAs previous comments said, it's about the movie Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock.

    "He isn't really falling for this, is he?"

    One line to sum up the whole movie, really...Vertigo has one of the most wonderful plots ever, and I love how in a few verses, you really get a vivid picture of the film. It's such a mindfuck, and I love how this song pokes fun at how yanked around the main character is. Very clever...the music itself gives off that whole dizzy feeling as well.
    delialon February 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs others have noted, a breakdown of key scenes in the film Vertigo.

    Legion of Honor art museum – Where your portrait hangs.
    Jump into the San Francisco Bay – Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge.
    Muir Woods – Where the redwoods grow.
    Mission San Juan Bautista - The mission stairs.

    "I will make you her." - When Jimmy Stewart encounters Kim Novak after her staged death, he believes she's a different woman, but tries to dress her like the "dead" woman, both played by Kim Novak.

    And a brilliant pun: "He isn't really falling for this, is he?" - The Jimmy Stewart character falls for a deception, and he is also terrified of heights, almost falling on multiple suspenseful occasions.
    rikdadon July 28, 2017   Link

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