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You and me babe, How about it…

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Mark Knopfler, May 4, 2010

What a great show – I am literally without words to describe it.

There are a few acts / shows on my rather personal and narrow list of must see in my lifetime. This was one of them. I am fortunate in that I have managed (thanks in no small part to my wife and best friend) to see most of them. This year alone, Mark Knopfler, Pat Metheny (8th time around?) and John McLaughlin (second or third time for him for me, first for Sally)

Mark Knopfler has a new album – ‘ Get Lucky’

Great stuff.

He closed the show with ‘Piper to the end’ in what was for me the most inspiring closing number of any act I have ever seen.
Also, someone not shy on delivering to his fans the classics they so desire – Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet, Telegraph Road, Brothers in Arms – great live renditions of all of this as well as a great selection of some of his new material all delivered like a pro, by a pro.

Thanks Mark,

That was a truly memorable night.

NARRATOR:
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?"

ROMEO:
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 a rhyme,
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?

NARRATOR:
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?"

ROMEO:
You and me babe, how about it?

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