Sunday, February 21, 2010


I've had this song in my head all day. It's Dire Straits.  Romeo and Juliet.

Specifically, these lines....

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?

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?

I think it's just how I feel today.  I can't find the words, I can't even find the poems inside me today, all I do is miss him, and the way we used to be.  And yes, when we made love, real love, I cried for the wholeness of it, for the completion, for the soul to soul ness of it.  For the experience I had heard of, and never found before and will never find again.  It wasn't every time, we had a lot of fun times in the bedroom, a lot of laughter and enjoyment, and sometimes, just sometimes, when we were both in that kind of mood, we would join in a way that empowered both of us with love and togetherness.
I suppose it was just that the time was wrong.............

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