Friday, April 17, 2009

romeo & juliet



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 & me babe, how about it?"

juliet says "hey it's romeo. you nearly give 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 was loaded from the start
& i bet, & you exploded into my heart
& 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, both were streets of shame
both dirty, both mean, yes & the dream was just the same
& i dreamed your dream for you & now your dream is real
how can you look at me as if i was just another one of your deals?

& you can fall for chains of silver, you can fall for chains of gold
you can fall for pretty strangers & the promises they hold
you promised me everything, you promised me thick & 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 realise it was just that the time was wrong?
juliet

i can't do the talk like they talk on tv
& i can't do a lovesong like the way it's meant to be
i can't everything, but i'll do anything for you
can't do anything except be in love with you

all i do is miss you & the way we used to be
& all i do is keep the beat & bad company
& all i do is kiss through the bars of a rhyme
juliet i'd do the stars with you anytime you like

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 realise it was just that the time was wrong?
juliet

& a lovestruck romeo sings the streets a serenade
laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
find a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
says something like "you & me babe, how bout it?"

dire straits




not sure if this is the original filmclip or not but it's pretty hilarious.
download here.


as covered by the killers.
download here.


& edwin mccain.
download here.

3 comments:

Bambola said...

Just beautiful.

Em said...

Im so loving both alternate versions!

poppygallico said...

So beautiful! I do like all the songs.

Alternatively, have you seen the British movie 'Hot Fuzz'? I am not a fan but it has the most hilariously funny Romeo and Juliet scene in it.