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planstoquit
07-24-2005, 04:31 PM
I understand this is not of pressing importance, but I'd like some clarity on this lyric:

"When he grows up he wants to be
Mister Vertigo on the flying trapeze
Oh, 1940 to 1992"

Who was born/deceased in 1940-1992. Mr Vertigo is a character from a novel written in the early 1900's, so it's not him. Any ideas?

dmbmuskie
07-24-2005, 04:55 PM
I always assumed everyone in the song was fictional.

julio_havok
07-24-2005, 05:08 PM
I always thought it was Mr. Vertigo the person who lived from 1940-1992.

JaZzBounty
07-24-2005, 05:10 PM
Little Mikey Carson, 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze


You were putting him with the wrong dates I think. Though I don't know what 1940-1992 is.

dman0808
07-24-2005, 05:53 PM
Little Mikey Carson, 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze

You were putting him with the wrong dates I think. Though I don't know what 1940-1992 is.
to complete the verse:

"Little Mikey Carson, 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
1940 to 1992"


this referencing Mr. Vertigo dying in 1992, since Little Mikey died back in 75

plus if i remember right, when he sings "1940 to 1992" in the video it shows 'Mr. Vertigo' falling from the trapeze...correct me if i'm wrong

weller3377
07-24-2005, 06:10 PM
^^^^^^ pretty sure this is right!

DMBgangsta
07-24-2005, 06:11 PM
Hello, Hello
Hola!
I'm at a place called Vertigo
Lights go down and all I know
Is that you give me something I can feel
You're teaching me ...aaahhh
Your love is teaching me ...aaaah
How to kneel
Kneel

Arby
07-24-2005, 06:50 PM
If the song was fictional, the I would have just said he died in 1993 to make it rhyme better.

"When he grows up he wants to be
Mister Vertigo on the flying trapEZE
Oh, 1940 to 1993"

GoLdpHiShDMB
07-24-2005, 06:55 PM
I understand it now too, Thanks... Once in a while i wondered if i really knew what 1940-1992 meant... I didnt realize Dave was meaning Mr. Vertigo to be a person. Thought it was a sort of nickname of an occupation.. "Mr. Vertigo"

JaZzBounty
07-24-2005, 07:44 PM
I'll post it again.


Little Mikey Carson, 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
Oh, 1940 to 1993


Have you seen the music video?
In italics that's still the same person. It's talking about the little boy. The
boy died at an early and when he grew up he wanted to be Mr. Vertigo.

Maybe Dave is referring to the actual Mr.Vertigo but what it says and even
shows in the video is 2 different things. The boy died riding on his bike
apparently. It then cuts to showing someone on the trapeze.

Look at the lyrics though. It's saying "When he grows up he wants to be" Still talking about the same person, there wasn't a new one brought in


Edit: sorry I had read your post wrong and took it the wrong way

JaZzBounty
07-24-2005, 07:45 PM
to complete the verse:

"Little Mikey Carson, 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
1940 to 1992"


this referencing Mr. Vertigo dying in 1992, since Little Mikey died back in 75

plus if i remember right, when he sings "1940 to 1992" in the video it shows 'Mr. Vertigo' falling from the trapeze...correct me if i'm wrong

Oh you confused me with this.. I thought someone just said above you that he had died in the early 90's which would show it wasn't talking about Mr.Vertigo?

Mickey Carson
07-24-2005, 08:14 PM
Mikey Carson (1967-75) is idolizing another person (Mr. Vertigo-1940-1992)...they are separate people.

SideshowRob
07-24-2005, 08:17 PM
actually... in an interview, Dave commends himself, calling himself a genius for killing off a fourth person, Mr. Vertigo, in the song...

According to Dave, who is probably the best source on the answer, says that its a seperate person

Fiorentino
07-24-2005, 08:20 PM
Mikey Carson (1967-75) is idolizing another person (Mr. Vertigo-1940-1992)...they are separate people.

:thumbsup I don't understand how that is getting so complicated

unccrombie
07-24-2005, 08:32 PM
Mikey Carson (1967-75) is idolizing another person (Mr. Vertigo-1940-1992)...they are separate people.
itd make sense since vertigo was alive during mikey's childhood

Arby
07-24-2005, 08:47 PM
Sorry for the confusion. lol. The lyrics are 1992. I was just saying '93 rhymed better with trapeze.

absltcit33
07-24-2005, 09:01 PM
I thought it was 1940 to 1990 to gravedigger

Arby
07-24-2005, 09:02 PM
I thought it was 1940 to 1990 to gravedigger

hahahah:lol :lol It very well could be.

Fiorentino
07-24-2005, 09:04 PM
I thought it was 1940 to 1990 to gravedigger

1990.....twooooooooooooooooooo


This is freakin' halarious

zepfan1234
07-24-2005, 09:10 PM
Hello, Hello
Hola!
I'm at a place called Vertigo
Lights go down and all I know
Is that you give me something I can feel
You're teaching me ...aaahhh
Your love is teaching me ...aaaah
How to kneel
Kneel


:lol:lol Wrong song, But still funny. BTW guess who failed spanish in school? Bono anyone?

Arby
07-24-2005, 09:11 PM
:lol:lol Wrong song, But still funny. BTW guess who failed spanish in school? Bono anyone?

Did he really think that ment 4? I thought he just said 14 for fun.

zepfan1234
07-24-2005, 09:31 PM
Did he really think that ment 4? I thought he just said 14 for fun.

Dunno, but the funniest explanation for his mistake was he was counting the number of people who die from aids every year:confused.
Yes, 14 people :freak:ugh.

Then I punched my friend for being so stupid.:D

SideshowRob
07-24-2005, 09:38 PM
I thought it was 1940 to 1990 to gravedigger

thats what i always thought it was too

Lcsulla
07-24-2005, 10:05 PM
Probably no real meaning at all. If memory serves it was Mikey Green when it debuted, in full, at MSG 02. If it was based on a real character the name wouldn't have changed I don't think!

JaZzBounty
07-24-2005, 10:40 PM
:thumbsup I don't understand how that is getting so complicated

The confusion was that Dave was actually referring to Mr. Vertigo with
the date 1940-1992

conrad123
07-25-2005, 01:18 AM
Even though I knew that it was 1940-1992, I always kinda interpreted in my head that it was:

Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
Oh, 1940 to 1990

To Gravedigger,
When you dig my grave
...

DmatthewsBAND9
07-25-2005, 01:38 AM
Lol, I thought it was:

1940 to 1990
Two gravediggers will you dig my grave.

(or the second line as "to gravediggers when...? you dig my grave make it shallow so I can feel the rain")

brett1020
07-25-2005, 09:30 AM
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:twenty4:violent:twenty4:violent:twenty4http://users.wpi.edu/%7Erobsccr/banghead.gifhttp://users.wpi.edu/%7Erobsccr/twak.gif:ugh

dobyblue
07-25-2005, 09:34 AM
actually... in an interview, Dave commends himself, calling himself a genius for killing off a fourth person, Mr. Vertigo, in the song...

According to Dave, who is probably the best source on the answer, says that its a seperate person
:thumbsup

That was a funny interview.