This song is part of the first solo album The Dream of the Blue Turtles by British pop singer-songwriter Sting, released in the United States on the 1st June 1985, a year after The Police had unofficially disbanded.
The album is named after a dream of Sting’s :
The title of the album came from a dream that woke me up on my first night in Barbados. I dreamed I was sitting in the walled garden behind my house in Hampstead, under a lilac tree on a well manicured lawn, surrounded by beautiful rosebushes. Suddenly the bricks from the wall exploded into the garden and I turned to see the head of an enormous turtle emerging from the darkness, followed by four or five others. They were not only the size of a man, they were also blue and had an air of being immensely cool, like hepcats, insouciant and fearless. They didn’t harm me but with an almost casual violence commenced to destroy my genteel English garden, digging up the lawn with their claws, chomping at the rosebushes, bulldozing the lilac tree. Total mayhem. I woke up to the sound of Branford in the room upstairs, riffing wildly on his tenor sax, followed by his unmistakeable laughter.
Moon over Bourbon Street is a song inspired by Anne Rice‘s novel Interview with the Vampire, and as Sting himself says
(…) a beautiful book about this vampire which is a vampire by accident. He’s immortal and he has to kill people to live, but he’s been left with his conscience intact. He’s this wonderful, poignant soul who has to do evil, yet wants to stop. Once again, it’s the duality which interested me. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_of_the_Blue_Turtles)
Please listen to the song carefully and complete the gaps with the words given: