Domino | Jessie J

What is the meaning and main idea of Jessie J's Domino song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Continue reading this article to find the answers. And as your reference, read the complete lyric of the song below:

Domino – Jessie J

I'm feeling sexy and free
Like glitter's raining on me
You're like a shot of pure gold
I think I'm 'bout to explode

II
I can taste the tension like a cloud of smoke in the air
Now I'm breathing like I'm running cause you're taking me there
Don't you know... you spin me out of control

III
We can do this all night
Turn this club, skin tight
Baby, come on!
Pull me like a bass drum
Sparkin' up a rhythm
Baby, come on!

PRE-CHORUS
Rock my world into the sunlight
Make this dream the best I've ever known
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino

CHORUS
Every second is a highlight
When we touch, don't ever let me go
Dirty dancing in the moonlight
Take me down like I'm a domino

You got me losing my mind
My heart beats out of time
I'm seeing Hollywood stars
You strum me like a guitar

Back to II, III
PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS

(3x)
Ooh baby baby got me feeling so right
Ooh baby baby dancing in the moonlight

PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS

Meaning, Main Idea, and Message of The Song

Before discussing the meaning, main idea, and message of Jessie J's Domino song, let me assume the reason you come here. First, I believe you are a Jessie J's fan. Second, I believe you like the music, rythm of the song. Third, even in you like the song, you have no idea of what the song is really about. Is that true? If it's true then another song by Jessie J, Price Tag, which I have discussed previously may interest you. (Click the link to read the article).

Well, compared to Jessie J's Price Tag, this Jessie J's Domino has the opposite meaning. While price tag promotes the ideal lifestyle, the one that people should have in order to be happy, Domino tells us and hence implicitly promotes hedonistic lifestyle.

Based on the complete lyric of the song above, I can conclude that this song tells us about a girl's excitement when she is having sexual intercourse (sorry for the vulgar words) with her adorable boy. Of course, in all the lyric lines you cannot find the words "sex" or "have sex" or "sexual intercourse." Different from Enrque Iglesias' Tonight song which boldly uses denotative language, this song uses mostly figurative language. If you want to know, the following is the list of sentences in the lyric which I base my conclusion on: "I think I'm 'bout to explode" (verse 1), "You spin me out of control" (verse 2), "Pull me like a base drum" (verse 3), "Take me down like a domino" (verse 4), and "You strum me like a guitar" (verse 5).

As you may have in mind, all the sentences above area ambiguous. Indeed. That's the nature of figurative language. You may further argue that since the meaning of those sentences are ambiguous, then it is also possible that this song tells about something else and not sexual intercourse. Perhaps, it's just about the excitement when she dances like it is explicitly expressed in the third line of the chorus part, "Dirty dancing in the moonlight." Well, your opinion may be true. But, if you could shift your focus, then you should change your mind. Please note that in this line the word "dancing" is preceded with the adjective "dirty" to from figurative noun phrase "dirty dancing". Well, what does "dirty dancing" refers to? Even if it's ambiguous, I can tell you the most possible meaning of this noun phrase is "having sexual intercourse."

Well, that's my interpretation of Jessie J's Domino song. What do you have in mind?

8 comments:

  1. Can you tell me EXACTLY what 'take me down like a domino' mean, please?

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  2. lol this is SOOOOOO funy lol dirty dancing inst sex you fucking prude bitch sexual intercourse is too strong a word? FUCK that, And im no gansta rap asshole, I am an intelligent college student and this kind of prudeness is crazy

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  3. i use the language not to actually insult you but as a choice to make a point, im sure your not a bitch

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  4. The song is about cunnilingus. If you don't know what that is, look it up.

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  5. the meaning of the song domino is about the girl's excitement and wanting her partner to maker her crazy doing sex or about the dance of the person shes pertaining.

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  6. take me down like a domino.... once u start with me (foreplay) push me all the way til the end (Orgasm) in domino's u push the 1st one and the sudden build up and sweep of the rest falling into place til the last domino drops. unless 1 is out of sync (Pre-Ejaculation) Haaa

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