domingo, 7 de noviembre de 2010

Romeo and Juliet, Contemporary version

Talking about Romeo and Juliet, the best known lovers in the world, in class last week, I realised they are not that well known any longer. This modern version may help to spread the story... what would Shakespeare think of it?





And this is Dire Straits´song Romeo and Juliet performed by The Killers; it is subtitled in Spanish but you can find the lyrics below so you can listen to it and sing along.



Lyrics:
A love struck Romeo, sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low, with a love song that he made
He finds the street light, steps out of the shade
'n' 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 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, then 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 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?

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, yeah
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
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 you gonna realize, 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 can't do everything, but I'll do anything for you
I can't do anything 'cept be in love with you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
And all I do is keep the beat, 'n the band company
And 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 you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

And a love struck Romeo, sings the streets a serenade,
Laying everybody low, with a love song that he made
He finds a convenient street light, steps out of the shade
'n' says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

7 comentarios:

  1. laura_sanjuan_09 noviembre, 2010

    I love this song, The killers are a good group. Good choice!

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  2. Santiago Gómez09 febrero, 2011

    Rosa I really like this song but i prefer the original of Dire Straits.
    i recommend you to listen the song of this group, it´s fantastic.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVbd9wd9rrg

    When I went to the concert of Mark Knopfler, which was the dire straits guitarist, he played this song

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  3. Santiago, thanks for the tip and the link!

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  4. Carlos Real Jiménez17 febrero, 2011

    I agree with Santi, he showed me this song past summer and I really loved it since the first time I listened to it!
    It was the first time that I agreed with my father in a song!

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  5. I bet your father felt happy, Carlos!

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  6. Carlos Real Jiménez18 febrero, 2011

    I agree with Santi, he showed me this song last summer and I really love it since the first time I listened to it!
    It was the first time that I agreed with my father about a song!*

    Yes, he was laughing while I was singing this song in his car...

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