Domino
Van Morrison Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

"Domino" is a song by Van Morrison, released in 1970 on his album "His Band and Street Choir." In the song, the singer appears to be fed up with life and hints at the desire to escape it entirely. The opening lines convey that the singer is tired of discussing a particular issue and believes it's time for a change. However, the singer acknowledges that this desire may make people perceive him as strange or disgusted. In the face of such judgment, the singer decides to "go underground" and rest, without worrying about the best or worst things.


As the refrain of "oh oh Domino" repeats, the song takes on a rhythmic and upbeat tone, indicating a feeling of release or catharsis for the singer. The repeated phrase "roll me over, Romeo" evokes a playful yet suggestive tone, potentially indicating the desire for physical release or letting go of past pains. Overall, "Domino" seems to express a desire to escape life's troubles and pressures, and to find a release through physical pleasure.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't want to discuss it
I do not want to talk about this subject


I think it's time for a change
I believe that it's time to make a change or move on


You may get disgusted
You might become annoyed or frustrated by what I am saying or doing


Start thinkin' that I'm strange
You might start to consider me weird or out of the ordinary


In that case I'll go underground
If that happens, I'll retreat from public view or hide away


Get some heavy rest
I will take a break and relax deeply


Never have to worry
I will avoid any stress or concerns


About what is worst and what is best (get it)
I won't have to care about what is good or bad, but enjoy myself instead


Oh oh Domino (all right)
This is a catchy phrase expressing excitement or enjoyment


Roll me over Romeo
This is a metaphor for wanting to have a pleasurable experience


There you go
An expression that something is happening or being delivered


Lord have mercy
An exclamation of surprise, amazement or shock


I said oh oh Domino
Repeating the phrase to build anticipation or increase excitement


Say it again
Asking someone to repeat something they just said


There's no need for argument
There is no reason to debate or dispute anything


There's no argument at all
There is nothing to argue about or disagree with


And if you never hear from him
If he doesn't call or reach out to you


That just means he didn't call or vice versa
It could also mean the inverse: if you don't respond, it's because I didn't call you


That depends on wherever you're at
The response and action depends on the situation or location


Or and if you never hear from me
If I never contact you or reply


That just means I would rather not
It signifies that I probably have no interest or just don't want to continue the conversation


Hey Mr. DJ
Addressing the DJ, a person who plays recorded music for an audience


I just want to hear some rhythm and blues music
Expressing a desire to listen to music of a certain genre


On the radio
This is where the music is typically played and broadcasted


Uh-uh, all right
A phrase of affirmation or agreement


Hear the band
Another phrase to show enthusiasm and excitement for the music


One more time
Asking the band or DJ to play the music again




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: VAN MORRISON

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Comments from YouTube:

Eric N

One of the best live albums ever. I had no idea they filmed it. Was this actually shown in theaters?

MUSIC SAVANT

@Paul Burt wow, thanks for that info, so much incredible stuff in the 70's!

Paul Burt

It was broadcast by the BBC in what was for them the first simultaneous radio/TV transmission. This was to allow listeners/viewers to set up their HiFi speakers either side of the TV screen so that they could get the hifi stereo sound that FM offered rather than the thin standard TV sound stream. Hi tec stuff for 1973!

Thomas Nelson

It's Too Late to Stop Now is one of the greatest live albums of all time

percynjpn

Fantastic! The band is tight, and the vocals are fine - great stuff, as expected of course.

Wendy Dytman

This was The Caledonia Soul Orchestra...the band he travelled with in the mid 70;s when he was living in Marin County, CA.

Evelyn O'Connor

A BRILLIANTLY SUPERB 🌟🌟🌟 Star 🌟🌟 performance of a GREAT CLASSIC song ---- ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS! LOVE ❤️ Evelyn O'Connor

Bettie Mccall

Real soul people get Van’s music—all of it!!!☘️🍀💚

Hudson Bailey

Gracias, Van Morrison. ELECTRIC.

Bobby Bob

Always love his brilliant arrangements of his songs.

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