"Romeo and Juliet" is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits, recorded in 1980. It first appeared on the album Making Movies and then on the live albums Alchemy and On the Night. It was released as a single in 1981.
The song was written by Dire Straits singer and lead guitarist Mark Knopfler.
The song opens on an arpeggiated resonator guitar part played by Knopfler, who also sings the lead vocal. The…
A lovestruck Romeo, sings the streetside 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?