Sunday, 27 October 2013

Van Morrison Outed in Domino Lyrics


Note to the Web Sheriff and Van's lawyers: no serious Van Morrison believes Van Morrison is gay.  The following has been re-posted to show what's happening on the extreme edges of Van comment on the internet.  In no way is this meant to damage Van's reputation. Van himself, has commented about the extreme analysis his lyrics have been subjected to.    

Outed

Van Morrison has supposedly been “outed” in the lyrics of Domino.  Add to this the transgender-friendly lyrics of Madame George (Van’s first name) and you have a “full-blown” gay conspiracy.  It's amazing that all this gay speculation is fascinating to so many.  Here's Domino lyrics:    

Don’t want to discuss it
I think it’s time for a change
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
Oh oh domino
Roll me over...

And here are comments from the therapists, free-thinkers, intellectual elite, university professors and Nobel Prize winners who comment on sites like this:

Anonymous   -   The first verse is a man talking to his girl, asking for something different in their sexual practices, which he is afraid she is going to object to or be disgusted by, i.e. anal sex.  The second verse is the girl's reply in the affirmative - roll me over, Romeo. Get it?
Anonymous   -   I'm pretty sure that in this case Domino is a man's name and Van is talking about mano a mano - roll me over Romeo?- c'mon I'm pretty sure that along with the strange/disgusted/underground lyric that this debate is over.

Anonymous   -   Or is this simply one of those songs that was written to be musically appealing, but needs some kind of lyrics to make it a song, so the writer just packs it with a lot of "word salad" to fill the order?
Ripvano   -   If Van was to glance at these ideas he'd probably get a good laugh.   Every now and then a writer throws a line at you for fun-designed to make you puzzle and search for hidden meanings which were not there to begin with.  There is nothing better than a word game in a song.  But what I've read here will be good fun to relate at the pub.  You guys are looking for a forest when there aren't even any trees around for miles.

BrooklynJimmy   -   I loved this song but never paid attention to the lyrics until recently. Yes this is a homosexual dalliance; "roll me over Romeo." There is no ambiguity there. "Thinking I'm strange." Going into uncharted territory where he's never threaded before; and those around him might find it strange. "Underground", he'll just keep it a secret.

Anonymous   -   Jimmy's right. It's obviously a tale of homosexual dalliance.
Anonymous   -   I think Morrison is referring to a homosexual affair.

Jerrye   -   I 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 hearing 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.   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.  

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. The writer seems to say that he doesn’t want to argue or negotiate. He seems firm.

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