"Domino" as written by and Van Morrison....
Don't want to discuss it
I think it's time for a change
You may get disgusted
Start thinkin' that I'm strange

In that case I'll go underground
Get some heavy rest
Never have to worry
About what is worst and what is best (get it)

Oh oh Domino (all right)
Roll me over Romeo
There you go
Lord have mercy

I said oh oh Domino
Roll me over Romeo
There you go
Say it again

I said oh oh Domino
I said oh oh Domino, dig it

There's no need for argument
There's no argument at all
And if you never hear from him
That just means he didn't call or vice versa
That depends on wherever you're at
Or and if you never hear from me
That just means I would rather not

Oh oh Domino
Roll me over Romeo
There you go
Lord have mercy
I said oh oh Domino
Roll me over Romeo

There you go
Say it again
Oh oh Domino
I said oh oh Domino.

Hey Mr. DJ
I just want to hear some rhythm and blues music
On the radio
On the radio
On the radio
Uh-uh, all right
Uh-uh, all right
Uh-uh, all right
Uh-uh
Hear the band
One more time


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"Domino" as written by Van Morrison

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  • +2
    General CommentLet's be honest - there is nothing better than Van Morrison screaming "Dig it!" and the breakdown that follows. Coolest thing ever written.

    I like how it sounds like a Fats Domino tune, as someone pointed out somewhere, and its called Domino.
    iluomoon December 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnobody has commented on this song, or pretty much any of the other songs for that matter. My mom loves Van and introduced me to his music. This song is so great, i like the guitar in the beginning, and it makes me think of my old cat named Domino. P.S. - i dont kno what it means, tho, sorry.
    queenjaneon October 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song its just so upbeat and fun, and straightforward.
    Desi333on May 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA guy saying "roll me over Romeo" definitely sounds a little gay... LOL Lord have mercy...
    msmsmson March 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes not remind me of gay sex as I cannot remember gay sex - am I too old????
    nagromnaion April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry Needle, I am just being flippant - no comment on sexuality or sexual preference - just a generally, tongue in cheek comment
    nagromnaion April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, it's all right. I'm probably a little immature for thinking that about the song anyway. I just kind of wanted to put my perspective out there, but I didn't want it turn into some kind of terrible dispute against me. It's probably a silly idea, yes, but I don't want any argument where it's me versus a million angry Van Morrison fans.
    Needlethreadon April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a breakup. he dumped her because she found someone else.

    redstarr513on May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song is about the writer’s frustration with the game of love, in light of the fact that his lover is seeing another man, a Romeo.

    One definition of domino is a game played with a set of small blocks. Perhaps this song is about playing love games, in light of the references to Romeo and “never hear[ing] from him.” Most of us are aware that Romeo references a "a lover, passionate admirer, seducer of women."

    “And if you never hear from him, that just means he didn’t call,” supports the idea that writer is addressing the fact that his love interest has interest in another man. The fact that the writer says “roll me over, Romeo,” suggests that the other man is the Romeo.

    So, if the other man is the Romeo, and the writer says, “I think it’s time for a change,” this could mean that the writer is contemplating backing off in the relationship with his love interest, in light of her involvement of Romeo.

    Now, why the writer would say the following, I’m unsure:

    You may get disgusted, and think I’m strange
    In that case I’ll go underground
    Get some heavy rest
    Never have to worry
    About what is worst and what is best

    I don’t know why the writer’s potential change would disgust the love interest. I could see a love interest being disappointed or angry. But disgusted sounds like “discuss it,” from a previous line, and this may be the writer’s best effort at lyrically conveying the love interest’s potential disappointment or anger over the proposed change.

    As far as,
    In that case I’ll go underground
    Get some heavy rest
    Never have to worry
    About what is worst and what is best

    I think the writer means that, if the love interest chooses to continue with Romeo, in light of the writer’s proposed change, the writer will retreat, disconnect from, and ignore the love interest and possibly self medicate, either literally or figuratively.

    If the lover continues with Romeo, the writer may want to rid his lover from his mind. The writer would want to avoid thinking about whether it’s better to stay with the lover, and put up with the lack of exclusivity, or retreat.


    Regarding

    Oh oh domino
    Roll me over romeo

    The writer may be saying, oh, the games of love! The writer may be exasperated over such games. The writer seems to say, go ahead, Romeo, and continue to ruin my otherwise good situation. The writer seems to feel defeated.

    There’s no need for argument
    There’s no argument at all
    And if you never hear from him
    That just means he didn’t call
    Or vice versa
    That depends on where ever you’re at
    And if you never hear from me
    That just means I would rather not

    The writer seems to say that he doesn’t want to argue or negotiate. He seems firm. He is repeating the idea behind “don’t want to discuss it.”

    He also suggests the possibility that the relationship between his lover and Romeo may fail. Romeo may only want a fling with the writer’s lover and may stop calling at any time. The lover may not be willing to pursue her Romeo. The writer is reminding his lover that she could lose twice, if she continues with Romeo.

    That depends on where ever you’re at


    I struggle to find the meaning to this. Maybe the writer is merely saying the choice is up to you, my love. The outcome depends on your choice, the writer seems to say.

    And if you never hear from me
    That just means I would rather not

    The writer seems to say, no pressure, my love. But the writer seems to imply that, if the choice is to keep the status quo, the writer will retreat.
    rhino101889on June 26, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentA bit hippy dippy but great backbeat.
    vasnmoGoon March 23, 2006   Link

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