Saturday, July 12, 2008

Weekend in New York: Romeo Had Juliette

The perfume burned his eyes
Holding tightly to her thighs
And something flickered for a minute
And then vanished, and was gone

Possibly - and I'm happy to be corrected on this - the only rock song to use the word "lithesome" in its lyric. The use of Romeo and Juliette as names for the song's star-crossed lovers is, of course, somewhat hackneyed, but that's exactly the point - what better way to title a song about the ever-repeating story of love, and loss, and faltering connections than with the biggest cliche of them all?

[Part of Weekend In New York]

1 comment:

Olive said...

I suppose it depends to what extent you think that Peter Paul and Mary 'rock'.

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