Romeo and Juliet
I recently took a little stroll around the WP neighborhood and hit a post about Dire Straits Making Movies – http://80smetalman.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/great-rock-albums-of-1981-dire-straits-making-movies/ – It caught my attention for a couple reasons: I like this entire record and it hides my sentimental favorite from Mark Knopfler.
This one always stops me in my tracks.
I am like that deer on the side of the busy highway – just standing there – the sound and speed wash over me.
I am still
(Up here in the wild Northeast – this is a common sight— not me having a “time stop” moment when a song plays—but the bit about seeing a deer standing patiently on the side of the road.)
*Anyway – I digress much so back to the post at hand.
Last night I am driving and from out of the blue – this song plays on the radio – this song never plays on the radio. You might hear “Sultans of Swing” or “Money for Nothing” – but not this.
It still works
Yep, defenseless fawn me watching all the big metal boxes on wheels and nothing I can do.
I am stupefied from the first little guitar pluck.
He nails that fated to fail with loaded dice romance thing beautifully —- he takes us with him — so we can all ride in the leaky love boat and sink in the lake of the human condition.
All of us know this lake – it is a short ride around the corner – the bar next to it always full of desperate patrons, who, after drinking two more than they should.
Will hum this tune
Cheers from the cave!