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"Roxanne" is a song recorded by The Police for their album Outlandos d'Amour. The song was written by Sting and featured as the leading single on the record.

Cover VersionEdit

Lacey Sturm covered the song for her album, Life Screams. The song was recorded by Tim Gale at the "Good News Festival" in Oklahoma in August of 2015. Flyleaf's longtime drum tech, Joel Armstrong, played the drums for that set.

Background Edit

Lacey and Josh Sturm made the surprise announcement that the cover were to be included on Life Screams during the tracklisting reveal via Periscope.

Lyrics Edit

The Police Version Edit

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)
Rox—

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 (you don't have to 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)

Life Screams Version Edit

Roxanne,
You don't have to put on the red light
Walk the streets for money
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right

Roxanne,
You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Those days are over
You don't have to sell your body to the night

Roxanne, Roxanne, Roxanne, oh

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

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
I told you once, won't tell you again
It's a bad way

Roxanne, Roxanne, Roxanne, oh not again

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

I know your heart is broken
And it's left you so wide open
I know your heart is broken,
Roxanne
Don't try to pick up the pieces,
Just leave them where they lie
I'm gonna give you a knew heart tonight
Don't try to pick up the pieces,
Just leave them where they lie
I'm gonna give you a knew heart tonight

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

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