dimecres, 2 de març de 2011

Romeo and Juliet

Continuant amb la segona setmana de cançons amb una petita relació amb obres de literatura, que tal aquesta? Romeo and Juliet dels Dire Straits (any 1980).



Day two: Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits from their 1980 album Making Movies. Apparently there is also a book going by the same title ...





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, they're 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".

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, you know the movie song.

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

I can't do the talk, like the talk on 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, 'cept 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... and bad company.

Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme,Juliet,

I'd do the stars with you any time!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, you know the movie song.

When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?



NARRATOR:And a love-struck Romeo sings a street-suss 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?

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