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, oh

I loved you since I knew ya
I wouldn't talk down to ya
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


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Roxanne Lyrics as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentThis song is about falling in love with a slut .This song is not all about prostitution , something philosophical how a guy falls in love with a harlot ,,, a true love (... and I am pretty sure I am not overanalyzing ).
    Anyway, apart from the lyrical beauty , I just like the way it is sung especially the 'Roxanne ' part .
    It is splendid ... a must have for sting fan .
    avi.floydon February 17, 2006   Link

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