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Antje Duvekot

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from The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer BUY Nimbit

VERTIGO
(Antje Duvekot/ Mark Erelli)

you're on a highwire and i'm climbing out
and i feel the danger as i steal a kiss from your mouth
and i will try to hold steady
wanna make you believe
that the height of this tightrope is just second nature to me

but i will break
all my bones
cause i lied about the vertigo
and i have
never been up this high
there'll be no safety net
when i fall right our of the sky
there will be no ambulance waiting
and i have no wings to fly

so we will meet on the borders,
barefoot and blessed
in colorful graveyards with flower bouquets for the dead
and i don't ask you to promise
that i will not come to harm
but when the wind tugs my courage will you be my brother in arm

cause i will break
all my bones
cause i lied about the vertigo
and i have
never been up this high
there'll be no safety net
when i fall right our of the sky
there will be no ambulance waiting
and i have no wings to fly

oh the view from this height
high above the ferriswheel lights
might cause me to sway
but i am teaching myself to be brave

and i may break all my bones
cause i lied about the vertigo
and i have
never been up this high
there'll be no safety net
when i fall right our of the sky
there will be no ambulance waiting
and i have no wings to fly

updated: 8 years ago