Who Sang Romeo Had Juliette? Lou Reed

Lou Reed New York cover art
writers: Lou Reed
release date: 1989-1-10
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock
length: 3:12
producer: Lou Reed and Fred Maher
membranophone: Fred Maher
lead vocals: Lou Reed
engineer: Fred Maher
electric guitar: Lou Reed and Mike Rathke
bass: Fred Maher
assistant engineer: Victor Deyglio
Caught between the twisted stars
The plotted lines the faulty map
That brought columbus to new york
Betwixt between the east and west
He calls on her wearing a leather vest
The earth squeals and shudders to a halt
A diamond crucifix in his ear
Is used to help ward off the fear
That he has left his soul in someone’s rented car
Inside his pants he hides a mop
To clean the mess that he has dropped
Into the life of lithesome juliette bell

And romeo wanted juliette
And juliette wanted romeo
And romeo wanted juliette
And juliette wanted romeo

Romeo rodriguez squares
His shoulders and curses jesus
Runs a comb through his black pony-tail
He’s thinking of his lonely room
The sink that by his bed gives off a stink
Then smells her perfume in his eyes
And her voice was like a bell

Outside the street were steaming the crack
Dealers were dreaming
Of an uzi someone had just scored
I betcha I could hit that light
With my one good arm behind my back
Says little joey diaz
Brother give me another tote
Those downtown hoods are no damn good
Those italians need a lesson to be taught
This cop who died in harlem
You think they’d get the warnin’
I was dancing when his brains run out on the street

And romeo had juliette
And juliette had her romeo
And romeo had juliette
And juliette had her romeo

I’ll take manhattan in a garbage bag
With latin written on it that says
"it’s hard to give a shit these days"
Manhattan’s sinking like a rock
Into the filthy hudson what a shock
They wrote a book about it
They said it was like ancient rome

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

CD 1
  • 1 Romeo Had Juliette
  • 2 Halloween Parade
  • 3 Dirty Blvd.
  • 4 Endless Cycle
  • 5 There Is No Time
  • 6 Last Great American Whale
  • 7 Beginning of a Great Adventure
  • 8 Busload of Faith
  • 9 Sick of You
  • 10 Hold On
  • 11 Good Evening Mr. Waldheim
  • 12 Xmas in February
  • 13 Strawman
  • 14 Dime Store Mystery

  • Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992582926
    script: Latin