We were both young when I first saw you

My eyes are closed,

And the flashback starts,

I'm standing there

My father's party in the Venice air.

See the food,

See the dancing, the ball gowns

I see you make your way across the room,

And say, "Hello."

Little did I know

That you were Romeo, you were a Montague

'Cause I didn't know that Daddy's enemy was you

I asked my nurse at the party,

She told me who you were

And I went

Out on the balcony of my room

Said, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet."

It's a tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

So we sneak out to see Friar Laurence

He married us, and now it all makes sense

But wait, what's this?

You killed Tybalt, and you're leaving town.

But then my dad said I had to marry Paris

And I went to the friar and we made a plan

Because I could take a potion and they'd all think I was dead


Romeo never got the news it was a fraud

You went to see me, bringing a glass of poison

You said I was beautiful, even in death,

It's a tragedy, Paris died at your hand.

When I woke from my sleep

I saw that Romeo was dead on the floor.

The friar saw everything

He felt awful, then he walked out the door,

And I said,

Maybe there's poison still on your lips

If I kiss them, I can join you up in heaven

But no, nothing clung to your dead lips,

I knelt by your side, and pulled out your knife and said

Now I can die

Next to Romeo of Montague

The only one for me had always been you

My dad thinks I'm dead, and now I really will be

It's a tragedy, the lovers have to die now.

Friar Laurence came in, and we were both newly dead.