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(Spoken)
We have a dance!
In the brothels of Buenos Aries
Tells the story
Of a prostitute.
And a man... who falls in love...
With her.

First there is desire
Then... passion!
Then... suspicion!
Jealousy! Anger! Betrayal!
Where love is for the highest bidder,
There can be no trust!
Without trust,
There is no love!
Jealousy.
Yes, jealousy...
Will drive you... mad!

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

Roxanne
You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Roxanne
You don't have to sell your body to the night

His eyes upon your face
His hand upon your hand
His lips caress your skin
It's more than I can stand

(Roxanne)
Why does my heart cry?
(Roxanne)
Feelings I can't fight
You're free to leave me, but just don't decieve me
And please believe me when I say I love you

Yo que te quiero tanto, quй voy ha hacer
Me dejaste, me dejaste
En un tango
En el alma se me fue
Se me fue el corazon
Ya no tengo ganas de vivir
Porque no te puedo convencer
Que no te vendas Roxanne

(Roxanne)
Why does my heart cry?
(Roxanne)
Feelings I can't fight
(Roxanne)
You don't have to put on that red light
Roxanne
You don't have to put on that dress tonight
(Roxanne)
(Roxanne)



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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    This is the best song in moulin rouge. Satine is a courtesan. (similar to a prostitute). The song roxanne is about loving a woman who sells her body for money. And even if she is true to you... The eventual jealousy will drive you mad... Adding christian's song into roxanne, then brings the idea of the song into the movie. You see his heartbreak. The anguish. The lost hope. Which, he should have known before getting involved with her in the first place. The argentinian's advice (roxanne) would have been most useful at the beginning of the movie... But it is soo incredibly powerful here. It is dark. It is sexy. And it is about loss.
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    It makes me cry each time cause i think of how christian's face fell when he saw her (satine) with the duke.
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    UnregisteredJan 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Generally it's about jealousy and jealousy is one of the most intense and unpleasant feelings a man (especially a lover) can feel and that's why this song is so powerfull.. And beautiful..
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    I feel sorry for this poor man. I think he really loved that prostitute and want to say not to sold her body at nights.he is affraid of losing her he beg her to believe in his love.but she dont mind him. She's a prostitute.
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    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 4:46 am
    The song is about a man who falls in love with roxanne, a prostitute. The song warns against falling in love with a prostitute, as, he body will never truly be yours.
    The lighter toned man in the song laments about how the girl deceives him about her lovers, and is jealous that she cannot be his and his alone. (unless he could pay to keep her. )
    The rougher toned man explains that she walks the streets not because she has to, but because she can/wants to.

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