I am just a poor boy though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest m m m m ..
When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of a railway station, running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places only they would know
Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie
Asking only workman’s wages I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
Lie lie lie lie la
Then I’m laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
Going home where the New York City winters aren’t bleeding me
Leading meeeeeeeeee to going home.
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
And he carries a reminder of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving
But the fighter still remains
A love struck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Finds a street light steps out into 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 boyfriends back
You shouldn’t come around here singing up to people like that
Anyway, what you gonna do about it?
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Juliet the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet, and you exploded in 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 the streets of shame
Both dirty both mean, yes and even and 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 part of your deal
Well 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, 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
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I can’t do the talk, like they talk on the TV
I can’t do a love song, like the way it’s meant to be.
I can’t do anything, but I’d do anything for you.
I can’t do anything but 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.
All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet I’d do the stars with you anytime.
Repeat Chorus II:
A love struck Romeo, sings the streets a serenade.
Now he’s laying everybody low, with a love song that he made.
Finds a convenient street light, steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it
P.s. A second guitarist playing in first position really fills this song out if you are not doing it with a full band.