Girls! Girls! Girls!- “Romeo And Juliet”- Dire Straits. “Romeo and Juliet” is my favorite Dire Straits song [which is saying a lot- they have a number of songs that I love}- it appeared first one their Making Movies album which came out in 1980. The song was written by Dire Straits Mark Knopfler about his failed romance with Holly Vincent- of the group Holly and The Italians.
The song speaks of a Romeo who is still very much in love with his Juliet, but she now treats him like “just another one of [her] deals”. Knopfler has both stated and implied that he believes Vincent was using him to boost her career. The song’s line “Now you just say, oh Romeo, yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him,” refers to an interview with Vincent, where she says “What happened was that I had a scene with Mark Knopfler and it got to the point where he couldn’t handle it and we split up.”