viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2008

romeo and juliet - dire straits



a lovestruck romeo
sings a streetsuss serenade
laying everybody low
with the love song that he made

finds a street light
steps out of the shade
says something like
you and me babe how about it?

juliet says hey it's romeo
you nearly gimme 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
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 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
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
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

i can't do the talks
like they talk on the tv
and i can't do a love song
like the way it's meant to be
i cant do everything
but i'd do anything for you
can't do anything except
being 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
the bad company
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
i said i love you like
the stars above
i´ll love you till i die
and there's a place
for us
you know the movie song
when are you gonna realise
it was just that the time was wrong?
juliet

and a lovestruck romeo
sings a streetsuss serenade
laying everybody love
with the lovesong that he made
finds a convenient streetlight
steps out of the shade
says something like
you and me babe,
how about it?

esta fue la primera canción que me aprendí de memoria en inglés. mi hermano tenía un vinilo con los grandes éxitos de los dire straits. no os podéis imaginar cuantas veces lo escuché en el cascado tocadiscos familiar.

3 comentarios:

silversroadnottaken dijo...

jooooo recuerdos recuerdos juliet... para mi tambien,,, marcada a modo personal... me encanta la version que hace the killers tambien,, pero me quedo con mi amigo mark... besos libres bella... todavia tengo sindrome de stocklomo,,,

Alex dijo...

Lo escuché unas cuantas veces también. Y en vinilo, como tú.

Les vi tocar en una ocasión. Precisamente al terminar esta canción (o eso creía yo) fui al servicio y tardé unos diez minutos en volver a mi sitio... Seguían tocando la canción.

laura dijo...

stoklomo silvers? bonito lugar, me han dicho...

si, alex, son legendarios los alargamientos de canciones en los conciertos de dire straits. nunca estuve en uno, pero recuerdo la ilusión con la que mi hermano fue a uno en su primer año de universidad en madrid. él llegó a contarnos que debido al volumen del concierto se hicieron unas grietas y por eso se descubrió la famosa aluminosis del calderón. no sé si se lo inventó, la verdad...