"Roxanne (The Police cover)" as written by Gordon Matthew Sumner and Dusan Bogdanovic....
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
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Roxanne

Ever 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
You don't have to put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
Put on the red light
You don't have to put on the red light
Put on the red light

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


Lyrics submitted by ADimeADexter, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Roxanne" as written by Gordon Sumner

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  • +1
    General CommentMy verison is better....fuck this version
    slim_gringoon January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis cover is mediocre. The original is better. At least they didn't completely butcher this song like the did with "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
    elcapitanlocoon March 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDUDE.
    THE POLICE = life.

    zomg.
    I was like; @_@
    THEY DID NOT.

    I'm going to find this rendition ASAP
    and then kick FOB's asses.

    (I truly love FOB, but The Police is untouchable.)
    ohsoMODon November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyspace.com/… , Check it out!
    ADimeADexteron January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this is a Police song.. Loved it b4 i even heard of Fall Out Boy (a few years ago) awesome cover tho..
    Camel_Fishon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ loved the original not the cover
    Camel_Fishon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't get enough of this song. i love it. i have never heard Patrick's voice sound this good ever. it's incredible. way better than Sting if you ask me.
    imnotokayipromiseon November 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ cool good for you slim gringo
    ofarevolution531on January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis cover is awesome.... i got it on a demo reel from the studios they recorded it at props to my sisters bf.
    savexmyxsoulon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, but I really hate that Fall Out Boy had to remake this song.
    >Of course, everyone knows what the meaning is, so why state it?
    L337W4Don March 04, 2006   Link

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