Leaning from the balcony
As if without a care
Wondering should I take the fall
Or should I take the stairs.
Have I already fallen over
And now spinning in the air
I don't know
Cause I'm in this vertigo

Leaning from this precipice.
That only love would dare
Spining in a gravity
That only love could bear
were I to tumble to from this cloudy high
How would i fare
Take it slow I'm in this vertigo.

Take me down
Down to where the rain falls
Down where the rain can wash away this high
I feel I've gone
Beyond the edge and falling
Falling like tears that turn to snow
Falling in this vertigo

Leaning from the balcony
Above the interstate
Will I come around too soon
Or will it be too late
Surely there's only one direction
I could go at this rate
Down below I'm in this vertigo.

If I had my way
I would stay up here forever and neverlook down
But surely it will come 'cause
I've always had that feeling of rushing the ground.

Lyrics submitted by soundgoround

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    General CommentI lovee all of JLC's stuff, and i feel that magazine and vertigo are verry different sounding cds, but both wonderful.. "falling like tears that turn to snow, falling in this vertigo"
    blondie_emon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't even know how to describe this song. All I know is I can't just listen to it once- I have to play it over and over for at least an hour, there's just so much emotion in it. I really want to know what other people think the meaning of this song is, because listening to it tonight, it sounds like it's about suicide, and maybe that's pretty obvious, or maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like to know what other people think! Also, does this song make anyone else get chills and cry? I don't know what it is, but this song just has me hooked!
    SilverSkyon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Jay, this (and several other songs from the album, including "Lover's Greed") is about falling in love with his girlfriend and now wife, Stacey.
    judithavoryon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really amazing. Also, to reiterate what Silver said, it is full of emotion. I suppose this could be about falling in love with someone, and how it brings some people to panic. Really, though, this song is absolutely beautiful.
    Wish.Upon.A.Staron December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"If I had my way
    I would stay up here forever and neverlook down"
    This song is about the state of euphoria you feel when you're fall in love. Vertigo means unsteadyness or dizzyness. Like being high on life. Never wanting to loose the love cause then the high is gone.
    Iloriamanon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't get enough of this song. It's SO good.
    hello_gorgeouson March 12, 2006   Link

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