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Romeo & Juliet

I have an obsession with this song.  The guy I apprenticed under on WNUR, my college's radio station, introduced it to me.  Dak Wyduka.  (Wonder whatever happened to him!)   It was originally recorded by Dire Straits, and covered in the 90s by the Indigo Girls.

Over the weekend I downloaded an acoustic version recorded by Edwin McCain and it is just amazing. I love love love it.


A lovestruck 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 at people like that"
Anyway what you gonna do about it?

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

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 till 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 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 except 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 the bad company
Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Julie, 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 till 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

A lovestruk Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convinient streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like "you and me babe, how about it?"

You and me babe, how about it?
 

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redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Wudyka. Not that I would know this.

heh
purplejuli
May. 10th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
Okay, buddy, there better be an explanation forthcoming...
redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
For what?
purplejuli
May. 10th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Tell me Dak is another one of the guys you dated in college. I wanted him so bad it was pathetic.
redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Well, trying not to get overly personal... but I know I discussed this with you back in college.

Yeah, he was my first NU boyfriend. That's how I got involved with WNUR.

and he's one of the people I was desperately hoping not to run into in Chicago.

I still have nightmares about him. They terrify me.
redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
(If you want more details, you can email me at redqueenmeg (at) diaryland.com. I will discuss in email but I don't think I should post a lot more in a public forum. ;) )
purplejuli
May. 10th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
I didn't remember that! Oh my god! Course, I don't remember what I made for dinner last night so that shouldn't surprise you.

He's still in Chicago?
redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
http://phone.people.yahoo.com/py/psPhoneSearch.py?srch=bas&D=1&FirstName=dak&LastName=wudyka&City=&State=&Phone=&Search=Phone+and+Address+Search that's the last published address I found for him.

Heh, you could always call him.

Wow, you make it sound like I had like 293847475 boyfriends in college. I had four, which over four years from ages 17-21 doesn't seem like all that much. ;)
purplejuli
May. 10th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
After I wrote that, I thought the same thing... and it wasn't my intention at all.


Sorry!
redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's OK. You just sounded like my mom for a sec there. "But Megan, you have so many boyfriends. Aren't you afraid you'll get a bad reputation?"

Plus, it would probably seem like a lot to you since you personally knew 75% of them. But that's just cuz we moved in a lot of the same circles. And cuz the other 25% lived in North Carolina.
redqueenmeg
May. 10th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
I actually keep expecting him to pop up on LJ. He seems like the type to blog. He was one of the only people I knew who actually used the NU-provided webspace in 1995.
cjci
May. 10th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
I remember the Indigo Girls version. Great song. Now that you say it, I remember the Dire Straits version too.
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