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Dire Straits

Romeo And Juliet

  • Rock
  • Swing
  • Pop
  • Musical
  • Space
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  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1977
  • 2012
  • 1985

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“Romeo and Juliet” is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits, written by singer and lead guitarist Mark Knopfler. It first appeared on the 1980 album Making Movies and was released as a single in 1981. The song subsequently appeared on the Dire Straits live albums and On the Night, and later on Knopfler’s live duet album with Emmylou Harris, Real Live Roadrunning (though Harris does not perform on the track). The track was also featured on the greatest hits albums Money for Nothing, , and . The lyrics of the song comprise a description of a conversation between the two lovers of the title, hinting at a situation that saw the “Juliet” figure abandon her “Romeo” (the song’s narrator) after finding fame and moving on from the rough neighborhood where they first... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet ... There's a place for us, you know the movie song ... ROMEO

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