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Roxanne Lyrics

Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don't have to sell your body to the night

Roxanne
You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Walk the streets for money
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right

Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light

Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
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I loved you since I knew you
I wouldn't talk down to you
I have to tell you just how I feel
I won't share you with another boy

I know my mind is made up
So put away your make up
Told you once I won't tell you again
It's a bad way

Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light

Roxanne (You don't have to put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (You don't have to put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)
Roxanne (Put on the red light)

these lyrics are last corrected by CicelyFex

Songwriter(s): Gordon Sumner
Copyright: Gm Sumner
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Meaning to "Roxanne" (4 meanings)
Roxanne 08/31/10,23:38
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Sting, I have loved this song since you first wrote & sang it. Many times, with my name being Roxanne, people begin singing this song upon introduction to me. It has truly been a huge part of my life.
Shane 10/14/12,17:08
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There is a good drinking game that goes with this song. Everytime you hear Roxanne, take a drink. Everytime you hear 'put on the red light' stand up turn around and sit back down. Great near the end of the song.
Strongman 02/16/14,05:28
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@Shane, I have heard of a similar take on the song, but every time you hear "Roxanne," we all do a burpee. (jumping jacks while waiting). Tons of fun, the loser has to do extra burpees. (Losing constituting of the people who didn't get in a burpee right when he said it. Agreed, it gets interesting toward the end.)
Paul G 01/06/14,15:07
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I will tell you that I heard the song this morning but had ? On "it's a bad way", what they were singing. As I read about the drinking game here and remembering my teenage party days.. The song began playing in the showroom of the car dealership I work at. Freaky Deaky
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