Euro Crisis Song: The Big Pink – Dominos

A nice song by “The Big Pink” called “Dominos” from the Album “A Brief History of Love“. This description seems quite fitting to describe the current european predicament! The original lyrics are on the left, my “reinterpretation” is on the right. Not everything works… but oh well… with a little bit of imagination!

Uuuuuh uuh-uuuh
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos

As soon as I love her it’s been too long // As soon as the bonds mature it’s been too long
Talks of future with you caves me in // Talks of summits in the media cave me in
Swallow my sugar kiss and eat it alone // Swallow my deposit, cause you needed a loan
Hearts get light and smash any dreams of love // Heads get light and smash any dreams of hope

These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos, dominos

Three words we shared said too early on // Austerity measures taken too early on
Stuck with forever float upon a tear // Stocks went down and traders were in fear
Swimming with the fear where we slowly drown // Running with the herd until they slowly drown
Ending at never arching melody // Screaming it is all for efficiency

These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos (dominos) // These countries fall like dominos, dominos (dominos)

[instrumental break]

As soon as I love her it’s been too long // As soon as the spreads widen you been too long
And I really loved breaking your heart // And I really loved breaking your lows
These silver apples will shine on I was wrong // These gold investments never were wrong
The hottest love has the coldest end // The hottest love (=€-Project) has the coldest end (=breakup)

These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos // These countries fall like dominos, dominos
These girls fall like dominos, dominos (dominos) // These countries fall like dominos, dominos (dominos)

Uuuuuh uuh-uuuh

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