Romeo's Seance

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Is anyone there I can talk to?
Give us a sign if you're with me
Can't you see that I'm dying to hear you?

Everyone else has lost interest
And I'm all alone in this dream house
Though you're gone, I don't feel like crying
Romeo is calling you

Knock once or twice if you're out there
Send me a message, my sweetheart
When I'm out and about, I'll be coming to see you

It isn't easy to live with this matronly face at the window
Try to contact me if you can see how I'm suffering
Romeo is calling you

Scatter the paper and thimbles
You can take care of the candles
An unplugged radio plays, she is close now

Me and my hand-holding baby are walking the floor and the ceiling
And this is the song she dictated this evening
Romeo is calling
Romeo is calling you

Romeo's Seance
Words byMarina Thomas & Declan MacManus
Music byMichael Thomas & Declan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
Produced byKevin Killen, Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Michael Thomas - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola, second voice
Jacqueline Thomas - violoncello
RecordedSeptember 14-October 1, 1992, Church Studios, London
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1993
AlbumsThe Juliet Letters, 1993
PromosI Almost Had A Weakness, 1993 (Germany)
Excerpts From The Juliet Letters, 1993

First known performance:
July 1, 1992, London, England
Last known performance:
April 29, 2009, Bristol, England
     (28 known performances)

The Juliet LettersTJL album cover large.jpg

Excerpts From The Juliet LettersExcerpts From The Juliet Letters promo cover.jpg


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Katarzyna Groniec Listy Julii 2009
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Tini Kainrath and StringFizz The Juliet Letters 2005 Tini KainrathStringfizzYouTube
Kerry-Anne Kutz The Juliet Letters 2006
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