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Roxanne

Listen to the song 'Roxanne' by the English pop rock group the Police and complete the gaps missing in the lyrics below while listening. It really is quite amazing how something as everyday as listening to song lyrics can improve overall listening comprehension skills. If you're feeling particularly clever you could try and guess the missing words from their context before you listen!

  


 

 


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

Roxanne
You don't have to wear that dress 
Walk the  for money
You don't care if it's  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)

I loved you since I   you
I wouldn't talk down to 
I have to tell you just   I feel
I won't share you with another 

I know my  is made up
So put  your make-up
Told you once, I won't  you again
It's a bad 

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) ... ...

 

 

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