"Dominos" as written by Jonathan Rotem, Cleveland Browne, Greville Gordon, Wycliffe Johnson, Onika Maraj, Robie Furze and Milo Cordell....
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These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos

As soon as I love her it's been too long
Talks of future with you makes me I'll
Swallow my sugar kiss, and eat it alone
Hearts collide and smash any dreams of love

These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos, dominos

Three words we shared said you weren't only all
Stuck with forever to the point of tears
Swimming with the villa where we slowly drown
Ending at never haunting melody

As soon as I love her it's been too long.
And I really love breaking your heart
These silver apples will shine on I was wrong
The hottest love has the coldest end

These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos, dominos

These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos, dominoes

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"Dominos" as written by Milo Cordell Dave Taylor

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  • +4
    General CommentReally guys, these lyrics have loads of mistakes in!
    Its like this;
    These girls fall like dominos, dominos
    These girls fall like dominos, dominos

    As soon as I love her it's been too long
    Talks of future with you caves me in
    Swallow my sugar kiss and eat it alone
    Hearts collide and smash any dreams of love

    These girls fall like dominos, dominos
    These girls fall like dominos, dominos

    Three words we shared said too early on
    Start with forever float upon a tear
    Swimming with the fear where we slowly drown
    Ending at never, a haunting melody

    As soon as I love her it's been too long
    And I really loved breaking your heart
    These silver apples will shine on, I was wrong
    The hottest love has the coldest end

    These girls fall like dominos, dominos
    These girls fall like dominos, dominos


    Plus, Robie said in an interview (lead singer, keep up) that this song is kind of sad and sinister, 'these girls fall like dominos...' he can't keep one, even if he tries, and that's not what he wants, maybe he wants to settle down, but he's so addicted to having all these girls that throw themselves at him. He's kind of helpless, controlled by his own desires.
    nobodylovesyouon November 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the first verse is:

    As soon as I love her,
    It's been too long.
    Talks of future with you caves me in.
    Swallow my sugar kiss,
    and needed a loan.
    Hearts collide and smash any dreams of love

    Great song!
    bshaw28on September 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHonestly, I think the song is written from the POV of a huge douche-bag. This talk of "dominos" reads like a caricature of the macho "game" attitude among dudes, a pretty chauvinistic if not downright disdainful metaphor for women.

    Also, I "really love breaking your heart"? This guy is a fucking sociopath.
    eagle-bearon March 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere's an interview with Milo Cordell on laist.com. This is what he says about "Dominos":
    "The chorus was written in the back of a car with Robbie. We were listening to Al Green and we were talking about doing something like his choruses. Then this tiny bit of a song came into my head and I started singing, "Dominoes dominoes," which is really odd. It arrived like visual thing. It's written about that kind of thing in love where you try and replace someone who you've lost. There's this temporary vacuous period between loves. It's about the weakness of man, where we get lost in one night stands. It's very tongue in cheek and a bit crass. It's about the crassness of man, which is both sad and true. Somehow it became a pop song. It's got a really joyous chorus, but is actually quite sadistic. It's not a very pleasant song." (laist.com/2010/03/07/…)
    blm43on March 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me this song is about a fear of comitment "talks of futurer with you makes me ill" i dunno maybe its just coz im a comitmentaphobe myself that i think this.....
    vanessa1987on October 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgreed with the people who think the song's a bit egotistical. To me, the song's essentially about the kind of guy who can't or won't commit, maybe had a girl he DID love and it ended badly, so now he takes it out on other women. He just goes around breaking hearts one after another, thinking of it as a kind of game, something to do for fun. Like Dominoes. The kind of guy who's all about the chase -- maybe he even really thinks he likes the latest girl! Until he catches her. As soon as they say those "three words," he's sick of her. "As soon as I love her, it's been too long." Then he's off to conquer another girl. I think the song's about this feeling and this act, which he does trying to make himself feel good, even though it doesn't work.

    Reading the previous comment about the interview reinforces my view. I have to say I'm glad the singer doesn't think it's a nice song either.
    angrypuppyon June 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think its pretty obvious that the song is about a guy's falling out with a girl/multiple girls. The lyrics lean towards the notion that he gets sick of his relationships after so long and they have bad endings because of that.

    A great song nonetheless, I really love this band, I hope they crank out more hits, they have a great unique sound.
    rymert19on August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis band will be massive keep it up lads!
    smoochefcon September 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the point of this song isn't that he gets sick of the relationships, but about how the girls are crazy in love with him before he even thinks about that. They fall like dominos- easily and in great numbers. It's deliciously egotistical.

    And is it just me, or does he say "kames" instead of "makes"? What is that, verbal dyslexia?
    zoetoffon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay early 90s indie shoegaze is back!

    If you like this, check out Curve, Ride, and more recently the first Maps album (before the new one which is atrocious).
    xdvron October 05, 2009   Link

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