Romanticide

by The Last Domino

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released March 31, 2005

All songs written, arranged, and performed by John Orr
©2005 Glow Of The Night Publishing (ASCAP)

additional vocals on 06 by Peregrine Bosler

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The Last Domino Austin, Texas

John Orr has performed under the name The Last Domino since 2005. What began as acoustic singer/songwriter fare with his first EP blossomed into a unique style through subsequent releases that spans a myriad genres from rock to electronic to Parisian waltz. Domino shows are innovative one-man-army performances, layering organic loops & beats with various instruments like the saxophone & melodica. ... more

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Track Name: For You
Go ahead without me, honey
I'll only slow you down
We both know whose ship is sinking
And whose is forward bound
You've got a lot to do on your own
And I've made my peace
So go ahead without me, honey
'Til your anchor's been released

And I say let the future in
'Cos I know it only holds the best for you

Well I can't imagine, honey
The crime we all would face
If the world would be so cruel
And let such a grand thing go to waste
I'm sure to drown, but don't look back now
Whatever will be will be
But before I go down, honey
I want your star shining over me

So I say let the future in
For me it only holds a dead end
But you are so much better than this
So I say let the future in
Track Name: Tracks In The Snow
I found the ring right away, indicating you'd gone and won't come back
I hoped and I prayed that there might be a way we could patch things
Alas, things can't change, but if that's the case, why'd you say, "now and forever"?

Now who's gonna put the spark in your eyes?
And who's gonna sing the songs that you like?
And who's gonna light the fire in your life?
Just who's takin' you home tonight?

Tracks in the snow, that is all that I'm leaving behind me
When I reach that field on the outskirts where we used to lay, then it's over
I drove here to stay and always remain, seeing your face now and forever

I'd shift the car out of neutral
I'd even pull out the key
And I'd take the hose out the window
If you would only come back to me
Track Name: The Way It Goes
Time is the sea upon which we all row
Taunting us with every chime
It's all I can do now to keep things afloat
Assuming I live through the night

I got the call and I raced right to you
Ignoring the nurses' debates
Burst through the door numbered "142"
To find I'm a minute too late

Well, I know it sounds trite
But it's all that my mind right now truly knows
Never got to say goodbye
Or just look you in the eye and say, "I love you so"
But that's just the way it goes

I passed the church on the hazy ride home
A story held fresh in my mind
God took away all He could from poor Job
And presumed what He did was divine

So I force self-control at the wake
Friends assure me that it's all okay
But they can't even fathom the pain
Since you've gone away
So I renounce my beliefs and my faith
I replace sacred with the profane
And my mind's never going to change
'Cos you've gone away

Time is the sea upon which we all row
But my oars are ready to fall
It's all I can do now to keep things afloat
But time makes a fool of us all
Track Name: Adventures In Whiskeytown
You're gonna lose yourself tonight
You're gonna lose yourself tonight
Your heart'll lead you where you're bound
So step right up and come on down
'Cos you're wanted in Whiskeytown tonight

You've got a bone to pick tonight
You've got an itch to scratch tonight
There is no need to expound
I never judge, won't even hound
If you just enter Whiskeytown tonight

Forget the one you left tonight
Just push her right out of your mind
Welcome to the underground
In all your wildest dreams you'll drown
You've just entered Whiskeytown tonight, boy

You've gone and lost yourself tonight
And it's gonna cost yourself tonight
Mind you not to make a sound
No one will hear you claw or pound
You're not leavin' Whiskeytown tonight, boy
For Whiskeytown you traded me your life
Track Name: Swan Song
Tell me yet another
Humor me and stutter and shift the guilt
But you began the malice
Which shattered down the palace that took years to build
I've been down, but I've discovered
Love is for the lovers, so why pretend?
Why make amends if the glue won't dry?

So just sing me somethin' bright
Sing me somethin' other than lies

Oh come on, that's a given
You know that other women never took your place
You were the only one cheatin'
And I kept on believin' your angelic face
I've been down, but I've forgiven
Life is here for livin', not for regrets
Still, happiness is a fool's paradise

So just sing me somethin' bright
Sing me somethin' other than lies
Just a swan song to keep your respect when I say goodbye

Sing somethin' beautiful
Sing me somethin' magical
Just a swan song to restore your pride
Track Name: One Last Thing (For Four Romanticidals)
With my lips on the barrel
My aim calm and true
As the shell shouts its carol
The last thing I see is you

I recline alone by the fire
For thirty years, it warmed you too
From this world I retire, and
The last thing I see is you

"When you drank from the vial"
"And your knife plunged right through"
"We both froze in a smile, because"
"The last thing I saw was you"