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Indigo Girls — Romeo and Juliet
Album: Rites of Passage
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Total ratings: 100









Released: 1992
Length: 4:45
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Love struck Romeo
Sings the streets a serenade
He's layin' everybody low
He's got a love song that he made
Well he finds a convenient street light
And he steps out of the shade and says something like
"You and me babe how about it?"

Juliet says, "Hey it's Romeo
You nearly gave me a heart attack yeah well"
He's underneath my window now she's singin'
"Hey la my boyfriend's back
You shouldn't come around here
Singin' up to people like that
Oh anyway, what you gonna do about it?"

Oh Juliet the dice were loaded from the start
And I bet
And you exploded into my heart
And I forget, I forget the movie song
When you gonna realize?
It was just that the time was wrong
Julie

We both come up on different streets
And they were both streets of shame
They're both dirty both mean
And yes even our dreams were the same
But I dreamed your dream for you
And now your dream is real so tell me honey
Now how can you look at me as
If I were just another one of your deals?

Now you can fall for chains of silver
And you can fall for chains of gold
You know you, you fall for pretty strangers
And the promises since they hold
Well you promised me everything
And then you, and then you promised me thick and thin
And now you just turn away and say
"Romeo I think I used to have a scene with him"

Oh Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said, "I love you like the stars above
I'm gonna love you till I die"
There's a place for us, I know you know this song
Now when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?
Julie I'm so in love
So in love yeah

But I can't do the talk
Like they talk on my TV screen
I can't do a love song
Not the way you sung it to me
I can't do anything
But I would do anything for you, oh no
I can't do anything
Except be in love with you

Yeah now all I do is miss you
And the way it used to be
And all, and all I do is keep the beat
I keep bad, bad company
And all I do is kiss you
Through the bars of this rhyme
When Julie I'd do the stars with you
Anytime

Oh Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said, "I love you like the stars above
I'm gonna love you till I die"
There's a place for us, I know you know the movie song
One day you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong
Julie, Julie, Julie

Oh this love struck Romeo
Sings the streets a serenade
Layin' everybody low
He's got a love song that he made
Finds a convenient street light
And he'll step out of the shade and he'll say something like
"You and me babe how about it?"
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this really sucks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7GJgncybV8
 

constipated??
Blechh.
"A" for effort.
That's all.
(And I generally like IG)
A very passionate cover version. Can't understand all the bitter comments.
No. Just, no.
 arnimf wrote:
How can this be hated? Singer has a great voice, giving it all, especially towards the end. Great emotional depth, which can't be always said from Mr Knopfler's constipated delivery.

 
What he said {#High-five} 
maybe the singer should see a doctor? there seems to be something terribly wrong ...
Wow, really pulls the heartstrings, coming right after Cracker's I Want Everything; same era, same things long gone from my life; sigh...
 MusicAddict wrote:
Perhaps the worst I've heard on RP in 14 years of listening. A zero doesn't do it justice.

 
Could not have said it better. 
How can this be hated? Singer has a great voice, giving it all, especially towards the end. Great emotional depth, which can't be always said from Mr Knopfler's constipated delivery.
Like this version better. A buskers version. But I have a soft spot for buskers.
Good grief, my comments are rare. But this abomination of a tried cover really demands it. They should've been bitch slapped by their record company for this.
Strange, I was sitting here with tears welling in my eyes in wonder at the power of music and the desperation in Amy Ray's voice, in love with both versions.

The world is an amazing place ...
Perhaps the worst I've heard on RP in 14 years of listening. A zero doesn't do it justice.
wow, ouch!! that was painful to listen to.  Feel like I need a shower like in the crying game.
sorry Girls, but this really made me appreciate Mark Knopflers vocal. Such an underrated singer. 
Aweful. Simply aweful. What a crime to butcher a beautiful song by Dire Straits. Voice is grating and horrible. Please never play again. Mark should sue. 

Everybody in my church loves this cover soooo much...  sigh...
 
The Dire Straits version just played. I know its blasphemy, but I like this one better, please play it so that others can hear it too.