viernes, 11 de octubre de 2013

DIRE STRAITS, ROMEO AND JULIET


















DIRE STRAITS

Dire Straits fue una banda de rock británica, fundada en  el año 1977 por los hermanos Knopfler.

Sus componentes fueron: Mark Knopfler, guitarra y voz, David Knopfler en la guitarra, junto con ellos, John Illsley en el bajo y Pick Withers a la batería, con Ed Bicknell como director. 

El grupo se disolvió en  el año 1995. 



ROMEO AND JULIET

Dire Straits se inspiraron en los famosos enamorados de Verona de William Shakespeare para su canción Romeo and Juliet.


Aquí puedes ver el vídeo de Dire Straits de la canción Romeo and Juliet de su album Making Movies aparecido en 1980.






Y esta es la letra de la canción originalmente compuesta por Mark Knopfler:


ROMEO AND JULIET

A love-struck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song 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 shouldn't come around here singing up to people like that...
Anyway, what you gonna do about it?"

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet when 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, Juliet?

Come up on different streets, they're both the streets of shame.
Both dirty, both mean, yes, in the dream it 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?

When 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.
You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til 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, Juliet?

I can't do the talk, like the talk on 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.
All I do is keep the beat... and bad company.
Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of Orion,
Juliet, 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, I'll love you 'til 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, Juliet?

And a love-struck Romeo sings a street-suss serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
He says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

You and me babe, how about it?

Mark Knopfler







THE KILLERS, ROMEO AND JULIET














The Killers incluyeron Romeo and Juliet en su álbum Sawdust aparecido en el 2007 con una grabación en directo hecha en Londres en Abbey Road. 

Este tema es una versión de la canción Romeo y Julieta de Dire Straits de 1980.

Aquí tienes el vídeo de The Killers subtitulado en español e inglés: