Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet (video clip & lyrics)

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Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock reigned, soon became hugely successful, with their first album going multi-platinum globally.

The song "Romeo and Juliet" first appeared on the album Making Movies and then on the live albums Alchemy and On the Night. It was released as a single in 1981.



Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes, Romeo + Juliet, 1996

Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet

NARRATOR:
A love-struck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like "you and me babe, how about it?"

Juliet says "hey, it's Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack!"
He's underneath the window she's singing "hey la, my boyfriend's back
You shouldn't come around here singing up to people like that
Anyway what you gonna do about it?"

ROMEO:
Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet when you exploded into my heart
And I forget I forget the movie song
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

Come up on different streets, both the streets of shame
Both dirty, both mean, yes in the dream it was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver
You can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers
And the promises they hold
You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah!
Now you just say "oh Romeo, yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him"

CHORUS:
Juliet, when we made love you used to cry
You said "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die"
There's a place for us, in all the movie songs.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

I can't do the talks, like the talk on the TV
And I can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be
I can't do everything, but I'll do anything for you
I can't do anything, except be in love with you!
And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
All I do is keep the beat, the band company
Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you any time!

CHORUS:
Juliet, when we made love you used to cry
You said "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die"
There's a place for us, in all the movie songs
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

NARRATOR:
A lovestruck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
He says something like "you and me babe, how about it?"

ROMEO:
"You and me babe, how about it?"
« Last Edit: 11 Jan, 2013, 00:57:42 by Ion »
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