"Romeo and Juliet" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
So your lovestruck Romeo has got his 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 at people like that
Anyway whatcha 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 realise it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

We come up on different streets, they both were streets of shame
Both dirty, yeah, 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, yeah you promised me thick and thin
Now you just say "Romeo yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him"

Juliet when we'd make love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above, oh I'll love you till the day I die
You know, there's a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong?

Yeah, Juliet

I can't do the talk like they talkin' 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, the way we used to be
All I do is keep the beat and the rock 'n' roll company
And all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
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, oh I'll love you till the day I die"
And there's a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

He walks on, yeah, got a serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
And he finds a streetlight and steps out of the shade, he says something like
"You and me babe, how about it?"

Yeah, so you and me babe, how about it?


Lyrics submitted by SongMeanings

"Romeo and Juliet" as written by Mark Knopfler

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Romeo and Juliet song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain