Mark Knopfler - Romeo And Juliet (Real Live Roadrunning - Official Live Video)
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Mark Knopfler - Romeo And Juliet (Real Live Roadrunning - Official Live Video)


Real Live Roadrunning is a concert film recorded live on 28th June 2006 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles



"Romeo and Juliet" is a song by the Britishrock bandDire Straits, written by frontmanMark Knopfler. It first appeared on the 1980 albumMaking Moviesand was released as a single in 1981. Reviewer Dan Bolles has called the song a "classic". The song subsequently appeared on the Dire Straits live albums Alchemy and On the Night, and later on Knopfler's live duet album with Emmylou Harris, Real Live Roadrunning (though Harris does not perform on the track).


The track was also featured on the greatest hits albumsMoney for Nothing,Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, andThe Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations.







Lyrics


A lovestruck Romeo sings the streets a serenade Laying everybody low with a lovesong 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 at people like that Anyway what you gonna do about it?

Juliet the dice were loaded from the start And I bet and you exploded in my heart And I forget I forget the movie song When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong Juliet?

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

Well 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 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 realise it was just that the time was wrong?

I can't do the talk like the talk on the TV And I can't do a love song like the way its meant to be I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you 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 bad company All I do is kiss you through the bars of Orion Julie 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 Ill love you till I die There's a place for us you know the movie song When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong?

A love struck 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?

Yeah, say you and me babe, how about it


Songwriters: Mark Knopfler Romeo & Juliet lyrics © Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Straitjacket Songs Ltd.

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