Domino, Cigarette, and Melina

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Kevin Morgenstern

The second part of Robert Hunter's Alligator Moon suite.

Domino, Cigarette, and Melina
took off in a dusty cloud
When I saw Melina waving bye-bye
You know I nearly cried out loud:

"Hey, Melina, Melina -
Hold on and wait for me!"
But I just stood by the side of the road
thinking what fools these mortals be
(note 1)

That's the story of my life
It might be the story of your life, too
That's the story of Domino, in small part,
Cigarette, and most surely Melina

High-roll shakin' and loving
Octane cola with a shot of rum
Sometimes I remember you, Melina
in the flash of a cymbal or the kick of a drum

"Hey, Melina, Melina -
Hold on and wait for me!"
I'm still here by the side of the road
thinking what fools these mortals be


what fools
bye-bye
what fools
Melina, Melina ...

Notes
(1) "what fools we mortals be" in a 1978 live recording

Robert Hunter Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1978 Alligator Moon Comfort (note 1)
Notes
(1) recorded by Robert Hunter with the band Comfort, but never released.

 


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