What are some songs that bring up Romeo and Juliet in the lyrics (from Romeo and Juliet). In my English class, my teacher wanted us to name some song the bring up Romeo and Juliet, but their names...

What are some songs that bring up Romeo and Juliet in the lyrics (from Romeo and Juliet).

In my English class, my teacher wanted us to name some song the bring up Romeo and Juliet, but their names can't be in the title. I need help!

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There are actually quite a few songs which bring up the tragic romance and love shared between Romeo and Juliet (the namesakes of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet). While many songs speak about tragic love, heartbreak, feuds, impossible relationships, and death, many more actually credit Romeo and Juliet with the inspiration by using their names in the lyrics. Here are a few:

1. "The Sharpest Lives" by My Chemical Romance

Juliet loves the beat and the lust it commands
drop the dagger and lather the blood on your hands, Romeo.

2. "My So Called Life" by The Ataris (also mentions the most modern filmatic adaptation of the play by mentioning Leonardo DiCaprio)

So I sit in my room,
Watch Romeo & Juliet
A thousand times.
I wish I was as cool
As Leonardo is
But I'm not.

3. "Love Kills" by The Ramones

You may be dead but your souls are free
Like Romeo and Juliet
You two made a pact of death

4. "Fever" by Michael Buble

Romeo loved Juliet, Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her, he said "Julie baby you're my flame"
Thou givest fever, when we kisseth, fever with thy flaming youth

5. "I'd Die For You" by Bon Jovi

In a world that don't know Romeo and Juliet
Boy meets girl and promises we can't forget

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