“…I will break all my bones because I lied about the Vertigo” This is another song from an artist that made such an impact on me in 2013. It’s about overcoming your fears. She’s been around for years but I discovered her last year. Antje Dukevot is a singer/songwriter born in Germany but raised in the U.S. since she was 12. Her songs all have such great lyrics! This image is from her song “Vertigo.” She compares taking a risk at love to the danger of being up on a highwire. Her fear of heights really being her fear of taking a chance and being hurt. This image is from the whole song but particularly from the very first line:
“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”
The frayed tightrope represents the vulnerability and fragility of risking your feelings. We all know the rope is frayed when we take a chance at love, but we climb up anyway…don’t we? Because the height and danger is so tempting. She is climbing up there, but there will be “no safety net when I fall right out of the sky.” What a great analogy. She mentioned once at one of her performances, right before she played a song called Merry Go Round, that it was not one of her favorites, until a large corporation called and offered her a large sum of money to use it for one of their television commercials; she now likes it a lot more! I guess I am not the only one that thinks she is great. Thanks Antje! Listen to her below.
Try hovering over the photo, or clicking on it, for some reason, they all display more true.