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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:21 AM
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The greatest love song ever written (Dire Straits alert)
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:22 AM by JaySherman
Dire Straits, Romeo And 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 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 shoudn'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 realize 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 realize 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 realize it was just that the time was wrong?

A lovestruck romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:22 AM
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1. Great tune!
:thumbsup:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:26 AM
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2. Me likey *muuuuch* much...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:30 AM by Richardo
(Jay Sherman's stomach)

I'm also partial to the imagery in "Your Latest Trick"; not to mention the use of the word "bereft" in the lyric. I like literate rock. :thumbsup:

All the late night bargains have been struck
Between the satin beaus and their belles
And prehistoric garbage trucks
Have the city to themselves
Echoes roars dinosaurs
They're all doing the monster mash
And most of the taxis and the whores
Are only taking calls for cash

I don't know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

My door was standing open
Security was laid back and lax
But it was only my heart got broken
You must have had a pass key made out of wax
You played robbery with insolence
And I played the blues in twelve bars down Lover's Lane
And you never did have the intelligence to use
The twelve keys hanging off my chain

I don't know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

Now it's past last call for alcohol
Past recall has been here and gone
The landlord finally paid us all
The satin jazzmen have put away their horns
And we're standing outside of this wonderland
Looking so bereaved and so bereft
Like a Bowery bum when he finally understands
The bottle's empty and there's nothing left

I don't know how it happened
It was faster than the eye could flick
But now all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick
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shadu Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:27 AM
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3. What kind of dog is that?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:29 AM by shadu
Looks like a large Sheltie with her ears perked up
or a small Collie. That dog and cat picture is truly awesome.
(Or maybe an Australian Sheep Dog or Border Collie.)
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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:34 AM
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6. Thankee.
He's actually a very large collie. About 80 lbs worth. But the cat ain't no smallfry either. They're like brothers, but kitty usually kicks his ass.
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shadu Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:44 AM
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8. wow
Your collie looks very tender hearted.
That is a one-in-a-million photo, I thought it was from an on-line public domain portfolio.


(Collies are small dogs in large bodies - awesome.)
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:29 AM
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4. Which CD Is That On?
I love Dire Straits but don't know this particular song.

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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:31 AM
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5. "Making Movies"
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:35 AM by Richardo


GREAT album!

Includes: Romeo and Juliet, Making Movies, Espresso Love, Solid Rock, etc etc. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:38 AM
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7. Get the live version.
It's the best. Off 'Sultans of Swing: The Best Of."
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:54 AM
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9. I really, really dislike that song. Knopfler plays a good guitar, though
:hi:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:07 AM
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10. not a dire straits song
but i like mark`s playing and the lyrics of the theme song of the movie "the princes bride" the movie is excellent as is the soundtrack.. before napster left the scene i downloaded about 30 different straits tunes..my cassettes are pretty much worn out..
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