You’ve got me hanging by my throat.
Swinging from a tree,
Swaying in the breeze.
As I die my eyes glaze over.
Swinging from a tree,
Swaying in the breeze.

In the silent twilight I heard the crickets cry.
As the holocaust horizon victimised the sky.
In the bowels of a small town spins a vortex of hell.
Neon red like the vacancy sign at the Vertigo Motel.

Won’t you come and shatter my glass heart?
Inject black tar in my arteries.

You always knew just what to say,
From birth, deathbed into the grave.
I’m spinning.

Vital organs on the dance floor,
Gyrating to the beat.
As the ghost of the goat head wanders through the street.
Exacting revenge, he drowns his victims in a well.
For his murder 40 years ago at the Vertigo Motel.

Won’t you come and shatter my glass heart?
Inject black tar in my arteries.

You always knew just what to say,
From birth, deathbed into the grave.


Lyrics submitted by Harry Manback

Vertigo Motel song meanings
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite DFD song... It goes through so many different styles...
    awakeningxgirlon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is crazy?!
    Discoon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlyrics wise, anarchists of good taste was dfd's best. i dread they will never become that good again XD

    to me this is about deceit and maybe some wish for revenge.

    if i was going to play a song for someone that would resemble DFD it would be this one. they use so many different styles and then put most of them together in this song. brilliant!
    TX9on April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI listen to this song and Rapist Eyes all fuckin' day. I need nothing else.
    whaterfjkldon January 02, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this song has to do with Heroin addiction (Much like China white)

    The first verse depicts how Heroin has you swinging by a noose, or how Heroin can slowly kill you. Followed by a depiction of a very sketchy to say the least hotel which is basically saying how most heroin addicts can find comfort in the weirdest of places just to shoot up.

    Thus into the chorus part inject Black tar etc. Then the "You always knew just what to say" which is kinda the narrator saying Heroin always comforts them and always knew how to.
    emf818on April 13, 2014   Link

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