dominoes

standing here in a Mexican standoff
not sure when to make the next move
seems like everybody’s trying to get off
this train before it jumps the groove

can’t risk winning without having to choose
can’t stay without walking away
can’t breathe without feeling the noose
endure the night without gettin through the day

just like the dominoes
connecting all the dots
doubled up, sidecars, everything on track
all the bets are down
nothing to take back
“Heaven, Heaven help me,
I’m one of the dominoes
chain reaction coming,
blow by blow”1

1Mark Heard, 1981, “One of the Dominoes”.

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