Listen to Romeo Describes

Romeo can’t shut up about his amazing new girlfriend, Juliet. But his good friend the narrator knows too much about this one. He knows this Capulet girl is a handful of trouble, but he knows better than to try to talk sense to Romeo.

Winfield cred: Showcase selection for Walnut Valley Festival’s NewSong Showcase, 2013.


Romeo Describes

© 2001 Bryan Masters

  Em
Don't you hate to see him with that Capulet girl
             A                      B
she's got a destiny thing, you can see it in her eyes
  Em
she don't deserve a guy like Romeo
 A                B
looks like he's gone for her lies
C#m
I knew her when she was a neighborhood punk
            A                         B
before she sunk her claws into that Montague guy
      E                       F#m
The Juliet I know is nothing like the girl
      A  B      E         A  B  E
that Romeo describes

I never knew that he could get like this
he says he'd die for her, you know I think that he would
I bet you'll find him at the Capulet ball
I bet she's up to no good
There's no explaining to a Montague
when he's young and in love and feeling unwise

The Juliet I know is nothing like the girl
that Romeo describes

  F#m
Mr. Shakespeare, can't you see
           A                   B
that what Romeo says and what Juliet does
      F#m
just sounds  like two very different stories to me
  A                           B
write what you like, I'm just telling you
         E           A  B
how she really was

It's down to war now with the families
he says the time has come, they're going over the wall tonight
which leaves me wondering 'bout a memory (of Juliet)
I wonder if she was right

she told me once over a jug of wine
about a love we would remember til the end of time
how a beautiful maid would turn a young fool's head
and their beautiful love would leave them stone cold dead
I guess I've known her long enough to know
she's not the kind of girl I'd trust with my life

The Juliet I know is nothing like the girl
that Romeo describes

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