Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet



A lovestruck 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?

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet, and you exploded in 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 both the streets of shame
Both dirty, both mean, yes and the dream 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 till 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 they 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'd 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 and bad company
And all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you anytime

Juliet, when we made love you used to cry
You said I love like the stars above, I'll love you till 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?

And a lovestruck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe, how about it?