Jan 062016
 

romeo juliet

A recent comment by Townsman Al got me thinking about song titles and more specifically lyrics about Romeo & Juliet. So for this LMS, I ask you to submit song titles or lyrics that reference Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet. One submission per post, of course.

Rules:

  1. The song title or lyric can mention Romeo, Juliet or any other character in the play.
  2. The song lyric can mention the names Romeo or Juliet but only in the context of tragic or romantic characters. A song about Juliette Lewis will not be accepted, however the Walk The Moon song in Al’s comment(“my discotheque Juliet teenage dream“) is acceptable because this Juliet is used in the context of romance or desire.
  3. Any lines from the play are acceptable. Example: “star crossed lovers”, “parting is such sweet sorrow”

I’ll get the ball rolling. Deniece Williams – “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” has the lyrics “..maybe he’s no Romeo, but he’s my lovin’ one man show”.

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  23 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Romeo & Juliet”

  1. BigSteve

    (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet, originally recorded by the Reflections, later covered by Michael and the Messengers (compiled on the first Nuggets album).

    First Man Standing!

  2. Bruce Springsteen—”Point Blank”: “I was going to be your Romeo, you were going to be my Juliet; these days you don’t wait on Romeos, you wait on that welfare check.”

  3. More Bruce – “Romeo & Juliet, Samson & Delilah” from Fire

  4. BigSteve

    Supremes, Back In My Arms Again:

    How can Mary tell me what to do
    When she lost her love so true?
    And Flo, she don’t know
    ‘Cause the boy she loves is a Romeo.

  5. tonyola

    Dire Straits – “Romeo and Juliet”

  6. Steve Forbert — “Romeo’s Tune”

  7. Michael Penn – “What if I were Romeo in black jeans?”

  8. tonyola

    Tom Waits – “Romeo is Bleeding”

  9. Dylan from Desolation Row “In comes Romeo, he’s moaning”

  10. HooDoo Gurus – What’s My Scene “Now the stage is set, where’s my Juliet?”

  11. cliff sovinsanity

    The Wipers – Romeo

  12. Insiders – Ghost on the Beach “A soggy Romeo and soaking wet Juliette”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g58YfBjSvQ

  13. Mystery Dance by Elvis Costello – “Romeo was restless, he was ready to kill”

  14. Lou Reed – “Romeo Had Juliette”

  15. Suburban kid

    “Romeo loved Juliet
    Juliet she felt the same
    When he put his arms around her
    He said, “Julie baby you’re my flame”

    Fever – Peggy Lee (and everyone else)

  16. cliff sovinsanity

    There’s a flag on the field. The side judge has deemed the previous play violated Rule #2. This song is about a couple named Romeo Rodriguez and Juliette Bell.
    After conferring with the rest of the officials the referee has determined that there is no penalty on the field. The song deals with the overall theme of tragedy and romance. Play is good.

  17. cliff sovinsanity

    “Romeo and Juliet, are together in eternity..”

    B.O.C. – Don’t Fear The Reaper

  18. tonyola

    Dolly Parton – “Romeo”

    “Romeo, Romeo, I just know I’ll get you yet
    Romeo, Romeo, I want to be your Juliet”

  19. Van Morrison – Domino – “Roll me over Romeo”

  20. Suburban kid

    “Hey, Romeo
    There’s somethin’ down there”

    Ramones – I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement

  21. Probably my favorite of these songs…let’s see, as I catch up.

  22. Oh man, THAT’S got to be my fave!

  23. Genesis – “The Cinema Show”

    “Home from work our Juliet
    Clears her morning meal.
    She dabs her skin with pretty smells
    Concealing to appeal.
    I will make my bed,
    She said, but turned to go.
    Can she be late for her cinema show?

    Romeo locks his basement flat,
    And scurries up the stair.
    With head held high and floral tie,
    A weekend millionaire.
    I will make my bed
    With her tonight, he cries.
    Can he fail armed with his chocolate surprise?”

 
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