Genesis, Phil Collins Domino cover

Domino
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January 1, 1965
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Verse 1
The grey of evening fills the room,
No need to look outside,
To see or feel the rain.
I reach across to touch her,
But I know that she's not there.
Rain keeps running down the window pane.
Time is running out for me.
Verse 2
Can't you see what you are doing to me?
Can't you see what you have done?
As I try to pass another long and sleepless night,
A hundred crazy voices call my name,
As I try to pass them by,
I almost can believe that she is here,
In the glow of the night.
Verse 3
Do you know what you have done?
Do you know what you've begun?
Do you see we shall never be together again?
All of my life.
Verse 4
Lonely people, empty rooms,
Pointless violence, silent tombs.
Could it be that we shall be together again?
Verse 5
Sheets of double glazing help to keep outside the night,
Only foreign city sirens can cut through,
Nylon sheets and blankets help to minimize the cold.
But they can't keep out the chilling sounds.
Will the nightmare soon give way to dreaming
That she is here with me?
In the glow of the night.
Verse 6
Do you know what you have done?
Do you know what you've begun?
Do you see we shall never be together again?
Lonely people, empty rooms,
Pointless violence, silent tombs.
Could it be that we shall be together again?
Verse 7
In silence and darkness
We held each other near that night
We prayed it would last forever.
Verse 8
Blood on the windows
Millions of ordinary people are there
They gaze at the scenery
They act as if it is perfectly clear
Take a look at the mountains
Take a look at the beautiful river of blood.
Verse 9
The liquid surrounds me
I fight to rise from this river of hell
I stare round about me
Children are swimming and playing with boats
Their features are changing
Their bodies dissolve and I am alone.
Verse 10
Now see what you've gone and done.
Verse 11
Now you never did see such a terrible thing
As was seen last night on T.V.
Maybe if we're lucky, they will show it again
Such a terrible thing to see
There's nothing you can do when you're the next in line
You've got to go domino.
Verse 12
Now I'm one with the living and I'm feeling just fine
I know what I must do
Play the game of happiness and never let on
That it only lives on in a song
There's nothing you can do when you're the next in line
You've got to go domino.
Verse 13
Do you know what you have done?
Do you know what you've begun?
Verse 14
In silence and darkness
Hold each other near tonight
For will it last forever?
Verse 15
There's nothing you can do when you're the next in line
You've got to go domino.

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