Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet (album: Making Movies 1981)

This song is by Dire Straits. It’s one of the best love songs ever written. The lyrics of this song are just amazing.
To be honest I’ve never been a dire straits fan. They were not loud enough for my taste.

I was exposed to this song for the first time when I was 19. I was dating this guy that couldn’t stop talking about his Ex and how wonderful she is (yes, I know what you’re thinking – I was the rebound girl!). He showed me a birthday card that he got from her, at the end she has quoted the following line from this song:” I can’t do the talk like they talk on 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...”. I fell in love with this song instantly and bought their greatest hits CD.  You ask yourself why I stayed with a guy that couldn’t shut up about his Ex?  Well, his mum was quite awesome and she was a great cook! I couldn’t really say goodbye to the good food, I was constantly eating in his house, put on a few kilos and was quite happy about it. When we broke up his mum took it really hard because she knew it’s a goodbye forever for both of us. I’ve cried a lot as well – not because of him of course, I honestly liked his mum! Good thing came out of this story, a beautiful song that I’m sharing with you right now so I hope you enjoy it...

Link to the song: Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits

Lyrics: Romeo and Juliet Lyrics

The Killers Cover:

What’s this song about?
It is rumoured that the song itself has nothing to do with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but has been instead inspired by Knopfler's relationship between himself and Holly Vincent, of the band Holly and the Italians. Some of the lyrics indicate that Knopfler thought that she just used their relationship to boost her own career.(Wikipedia – Romeo and Juliet)

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Dire Straits

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