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"Dominance and Submission" is the third track from Blue Öyster Cult's third studio album, Secret Treaties. Its lyrics describe a New Year's Eve party that takes a darker turn.

Production

Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom - lead vocals, stun guitar, keyboards
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - lead guitar
  • Allen Lanier - keyboards, synthesizers, guitar
  • Joe Bouchard - bass, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard - drums, vocals

Production

  • David Lucas - producer
  • Murray Krugman - producer
  • Sandy Pearlman - producer
  • Tim Geelan - engineer
  • Jerry Smith - engineer
  • Lehman Yates - recording
  • Lou Schlossberg - recording

Lyrics

Oh yeah!

I spent ten years, half my life
Just getting ready, then it was time
Warpage in my figures, radios appear
Midnight was the barrier, back in 1963

Each night the covers were unfolded
Each night it’s Susie’s turn to ride
While Charles, the one they call her brother
Covers on his eyes
Murmurs in the background
It will be time

Oh yeah!

Susan and her brother, Charles the grinning boy
Put me in the back seat, and they took me for a ride
Yeah, the radio was on, can’t you dig the locomotion
Kingdoms of the radio, 45 RPM
(Too much revolution, then)

Each night the covers were unfolded
Each night it’s Susie’s turn to ride
While Charles, the one they call her brother
Covers on his eyes
Murmurs in the background
It will be time

It’s past midnight said Charles the grinning boy
And looking at me greedily, said it’s 1964

In Times Square now people do the polka
(Dominance!) Submission (Radios appear)
This New Year’s Eve was the final barrier
(Dominance!) Submission (Radios appear)
We took you up and we put you in the back seat
(Dominance!) Submission (Radios appear)
From year to year we looked out for the venture
(Dominance!) Submission (Radios appear)

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Trivia

TBA

Songs
Blue Öyster Cult Transmaniacon MCI'm on the Lamb but I Ain't No Sheep
Then Came the Last Days of MayStairway to the StarsBefore the Kiss, a RedcapScreamsShe's as Beautiful as a FootCities on Flame with Rock and RollWorkshop of the TelescopesRedeemed
Tyranny and Mutation The Red and the BlackO.D.'d on Life ItselfHot Rails to Hell7 Screaming Diz-BustersBaby Ice DogWings Wetted Down
Teen ArcherMistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
Secret Treaties Career of EvilSubhumanDominance and SubmissionME 262Cagey CretinsHarvester of EyesFlaming TelepathsAstronomyBoorman the ChauffeurMommyMes Dames Sarat
Agents of Fortune This Ain't the Summer of LoveTrue Confessions(Don't Fear) The ReaperE.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)The Revenge of Vera GeminiSinful LoveTattoo VampireMorning FinalTenderloin
Debbie DeniseSallyDance the Night Away
Spectres GodzillaGolden Age of LeatherDeath Valley Nights
Searchin' for CelineFireworksR.U. Ready 2 RockCelestial the QueenGoin' Through the MotionsI Love the NightNosferatuNight FlyerDial M for MurderPlease HoldBe My Baby
Mirrors Dr. MusicThe Great Sun JesterIn TheeMirrorsMoon Crazy
The VigilI Am the StormYou're Not the One (I Was Looking For)Lonely Teardrops
Cultösaurus Erectus Black BladeMonstersDivine WindDeadlineThe Marshall PlanHungry BoysFallen AngelLips in the HillsUnknown Tongue
Fire of Unknown Origin Fire of Unknown OriginBurnin' For YouVeteran of the Psychic WarsSole SurvivorHeavy Metal: The Black and SilverVengeance (The Pact)After DarkJoan CrawfordDon't Turn Your Back
The Revölution by Night Take Me AwayEyes on FireShooting SharkVeinsShadow of CaliforniaFeel the ThunderLet GoDragon LadyLight Years of Love
Club Ninja White FlagsDancin' in the RuinsMake Rock Not WarPerfect WaterSpy in the House of the NightBeat 'Em UpWhen the War ComesShadow WarriorMadness to the Method
Imaginos I Am the One You Warned Me OfLes InvisiblesIn the Presence of Another WorldDel Rio's SongThe Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at WeisseriaAstronomyMagna of Illusion
Blue Öyster CultImaginos
Bad Channels Demon's KissThe Horsemen Arrive
Heaven Forbid See You In BlackHarvest MoonPower Underneath Despair
X-Ray EyesHammer BackDamagedCold Grey Light of Dawn
Real WorldLive For MeStill Burnin'
St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings What is Quicksand?I'm on the LambGil Blanco CountyDonovan's MonkeyRagamuffin Dumplin'Curse of the Hidden MirrorsArthur ComicsA Fact About SneakersSt. CeciliaBonomo's Turkish Taffy
Curse of the Hidden Mirror Dance on StiltsShowtimeThe Old Gods ReturnPocketOne Step Ahead of the DevilI Just Like to be BadHere Comes That Feeling
Out of the DarknessStone of LoveEye of the Hurricane
Good to Feel Hungry
The Symbol Remains That Was MeBox in My HeadTainted BloodNightmare EpiphanyEdge of the WorldThe MachineTrain True (Lennie's Song)
The Return of St. CeciliaStand and FightFlorida ManThe AlchemistSecret RoadThere's a CrimeFight
Rarities Steppin' RazorDouble TalkRebelSumma Cum Laude
Live songs and covers Buck's Boogie5 GuitarsWings of MercuryBetty Lou's Got a New Pair of ShoesBorn to be WildMaserati GT (I Ain't Got You)Kick Out the JamsWe Gotta Get Out of This PlaceRoadhouse Blues
I Want You (She's So Heavy)It's Not Easy
Unreleased
(Soft White Underbelly and
Stalk-Forrest Group)
Allen's SongAll Night Gas StationHome from the HillsBark in the SunThe Burning ManCheckout GirlFantasy MorassFour Door Blues ('57 Chevy)GreenHangin' RoundHighway SongHoedown on Your PeltJay JayJohn L. SullivanMemphis Slim JamMothraMystic StumpPatron of the ArtsPort JeffersonPot BustQueen's BoulevardRain is FallingRational PassionalSitting on the Buddha's KneeSiren Sing AlongSun Comes UpYou Make Me FeelYou
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