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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Roxanne that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have to tell you just how I feel
I was shaggin' with another boy.
Original Lyrics:
I have to tell you just how I feel
I won't share you with another boy.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up,
So put away your raincoat
Original Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up,
So put away your makeup
Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up
So put away your mink coat.
Original Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up
So put away your make-up.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know this isn't New York
Original Lyrics:
I loved you since I knew ya
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I loved you since I knew ya
A little dab'll do ya
Original Lyrics:
I loved you since I knew ya
I wouldn't talk down to ya
"A little dab'll do ya" is the old slogan for Brylcreem. I thought Sting was throwing out a pop culture reference for no good reason.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I loved you since in New York
I wasn't talking to ya
Original Lyrics:
I loved you since I knew ya
I wouldn't talk down to ya
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I would say you were another boy.
Original Lyrics:
I won't share you with another boy.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poot on the red light
Original Lyrics:
Put on the red light
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pull on the radio.
Original Lyrics:
Put on the red light
Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock Bass
You don't have to put out your red eye.
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock sand
You don't have to turn on your headlights.
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
You don't have to put out your red light.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock sand
you don't have to put on the red light
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
you don't have to put on the red light
Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock sand
Poot in the red light
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock slam!
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock spaz,
you don't have to put on the red light
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne,
you don't have to put on the red light
Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock, Sam!
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rosanne
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rowr rowr right
Original Lyrics:
Put on the red light
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wax Anne
You don't have to put on the wed light.
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light.
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have go all the way, yay
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to put on the red light
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to stop at the red light.
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to put on the red light.
Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know my name is Raynard.
Original Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up.

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