"Sweet Rosalyn" as written by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Brian Macleod and Jeff Trott....
Slappin' leather was devised
During a wild streak in her life
She had a cheap apartment up on Royal Street she brought home
Just enough to keep her on her feet

She don't believe in anything
But if you ask her she'll say there's a plenty of things to believe in
Sweet Rosalyn
Sometimes you gotta give in

Sweet Rosalyn
Sometimes you gotta give in
Sometimes you gotta be loved

She got a number off the bathroom wall
She was looking for a good time so she made the call
Got a strangly calm voice on the other line
Sneaky little priest tryin' to reach out to the swine

He said, "Hello my name is Father Tim
Seems to me your zeal for this life has been wearing a little thin"

Sweet Rosalyn
Sometimes you gotta give in
Sweet Rosalyn
Sometimes you gotta give in
Sometimes you gotta be loved

Maybe we all could use a little grace
To know when to run or when to stay in one place

Sweet Rosalyn
Sometimes you gotta give in
Sweet Rosalyn
Sometimes you gotta give in
Sometimes you gotta be loved


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"Sweet Rosalyn" as written by Brian Macleod Jeff Trott

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Reservoir One Music, OLE MM, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentWhere is Royal Street?
    sinnombre26on March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe has a cheap apartment
    Up on Royal Street

    It means she bought the cheapest house in a nice neighborhood.
    kangkim15on June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a stripper, using the money she makes to create an illusion of fulfillment and happiness
    abey85on September 07, 2008   Link

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