Radio XVI, side B, track 9: “Domino Dancing” by Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys Domino DancingOh, Pet Shop Boys, this song always seemed so sophisticated to me.  The relationship you were singing about was so far out of my realm of understanding.  I KINDA got where you were coming from, you clearly had some self-esteem issues, what with thinking everything was always your fault and all, totally got that, Pet Shop Boys, but whoever you were dating seemed to be, well, no offense, but kinda sleazy.  But it was the kind of sleaze who drove expensive cars and drank wine that was of a vintage from the 14th century or something.  It was the whole concept of someone using love (and presumably, sex) as some kind of game that I couldn’t comprehend.  And dancing with danger?  Were you two spies or something?  Which, if that were the case, makes this song all the more awesome.  It actually would make a great spy break-up song with that mix of techno with a Latin beat, I picture white curtains billowing out onto a white balcony overlooking the ocean, some champagne chilling in a silver bucket as this song drifts from the bedroom.  And I wouldn’t have pictured this before, but now I’m open-minded enough to think that the two spies who are breaking up are two really attractive men wearing white tuxedos.  Has there been a spy thriller with a spy who’s an openly gay man?  Because it sounds pretty awesome, and we’ve already got one song for the soundtrack. . .

“Domino Dancing”

<awesome Pet Shop Boys intro>

I don’t know why
I don’t know how
Thought I loved you, but
I’m not sure now
Seen you look at strangers too many times
Love you want is of a
A different kind

Remember when
We felt the sun
A love like paradise
How hot it burned
Threat of distant thunder
The sky was red
And when you walked, you always turned every head

(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing

<awesome Pet Shop Boys jam>

Thought that when we fought
I was to blame
Now I know you play
A different game
I’ve watched you dance with danger, still wanting more
Add another number
To the score

(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing

When you look around you wonder
Do you play to win?
Or are you just a bad loser?

<awesome Pet Shop Boys jam>

(All day, all day)

(All day, all day)

I don’t know why
I don’t know how
Thought I loved you, but
I’m not sure now
Hear the thunder crashing, the sky is dark
And now a storm is breaking within my heart

(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day) Domino dancing
(All day, all day) Watch them all fall down
(All day, all day)

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One thought on “Radio XVI, side B, track 9: “Domino Dancing” by Pet Shop Boys

  1. kerbey says:

    Neil always does enunciate “hot HOTT,” doesn’t he? I never considered what this was about, though it was catchy. It’s not farfetched to imagine two white tuxedoed men, with hard (not soft) options.

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