"Red Flags And Long Nights" as written by and Adam/warfield Bravin....
Sick of trying to find a way inside
Sick and tired of all the after
Sick of trying ot find a way to slide
Even though it always ends in laughter
Its never hard to tell when things are done
She looked into my eyes and a voice said run!
She says that I'm a mess but its alright
Whether it's two weeks, two years or just tonight

You can occupy my every sigh,
You can rent a space inside my mind
At least until the price becomes too high

I can find a reason that we should quit
I can find a reason to do it
I can find excuses for all my shit
She tells me just to work right through it

she's pretty and I like her but she's too well
'cause I need red flags and long nights and she can tell
Its not that its my fault its just my style
Beginning with a look and then a smile

You can occupy my every sigh,
You can rent a space inside my mind
At least until the price becomes too high

She don't need a thing, she don't need saving or a lay
She's got all the friends around and you can hear them say,
He's not into you he's into the idea of?
But little do they know that she's not through

You can occupy my every sigh,
You can rent a space inside my mind
At least until the price becomes too high


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"Red Flags and Long Nights" as written by Justin Warfield Adam Bravin

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  • +3
    General CommentI really disagree with what everyone is saying here, he really likes her, not to much though he isnt obbseesed if anyhting she is, he is always having to sneak around though because she is ashamed to be seen with him and he is getting sick of it, he doesnt see why she would want to be with him if she doesnt like the drugs/other things he does (the red flags that he eats) but until he finds someone who is prettier who is also more of a badass girl that will do things with him she will do and he will keep playing around with her but he doesnt see her as more then anything then a pretty girl to have sex with
    mcrdiscoon June 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSick of trying to find a way inside
    Sick and tired of all the after
    Sick of trying ot find a way to slide
    Even though it always ends in laughter
    Its never hard to tell when things are done
    She looked into my eyes and a voice said RUN
    She says that im a mess but its alright
    Whether it's two weeks, two years or just tonight

    He's saying that she recognizes that he's mentally disturbed. He does things to hurt her but she always comes back to him ("it ends in laughter"). There's something fun and charming about him. She knows that she should leave but is drawn to him.

    Chorus: He's addicted to her. Obsessed in some perverse way.

    Stanza 2: Even he knows they should break-up,he's unhappy in the relationship (i.e. looking for reasons to end it and threatening to end it). However, she wants him to stay because she's sick in her own way. Perhaps she stays with him because she believes she can help "fix" him.

    Stanza 3: He's too fucked up for someone like her. Even though she's pretty, he's not attracted to her because she's not a psychological/dramatic mess. She's not what he wants from a relationship. "red-flags and long nights" suggest to me stress, drug abuse, and warning signs. Often times one can see the red-flags cast by a mentally disturbed partner quite early on in the relationship if only one is clued into the signs. "It's not my fault, its my style" indicates that he doesn't think there is anything wrong with him, he actually enjoys dysfunctional relationships. He's with her just because she's attractive and he seduced her with his smile.

    Stanza 4: He's not into you he's into the idea of... (imagine some perverse sexual practice). Her friends (the objective indicators of the quality of our relationships) warn her against staying with him. However, she's not done with him. Nobody can tell that she's f'ed in the head, they think she "doesn't need a saving or a lay". Appearances are deceiving. Did he make her sick with his mental illness or was she already disturbed enough to continue desiring him (i.e. "little do they know, she's not through"?
    asortofdreamon March 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMason's right. It's basically saying how he likes the girl and she could be good for him, but he wants drama and complications from the women he dates. She's not fucked up enough for him.
    strykerchickon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a wonderful song...I agree with stryerchick, you said it all " she´s not fucked up enough for him"
    Anyway these guys love drama!
    missvanillaon December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI lovethis song!!!!!!!!!
    I think he's in a relationship with a great girl but he's unstable and feels hes a bad influence on her as shes doing very well for herself. Even though shes probly a litttle excited by his bad boy ways though her friends warn her about him:)
    pinkaspinksarahon February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts just my style! What are "red flags" though? Are they like Red Bulls? Check out the vidclip on KCRW "Morning becomes Eclectic". Listen to the chord change 2.10 minutes in - that's rock'n'roll. Blokes can identify with the "two days, two weeks or just tonight". Alright!
    Rexon February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think red flags are like warning signs... like when you start talking to someone and you are said to ignore all the "red flags", like there are many warning signs that you can choose to see or ignore
    More specifically she has alot going on for her,and he likes her but he doesn't think it will work out in the end because he is into trouble girls hence the red flag reference
    mason338on February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who thought the line was "She don't need a thing, she don't need saving orally"?
    nickcashon November 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. I wish the intro was shorter though hahaa. I think its about the guy who had a thing for the girl, but can't commit to her. The price becoming to high is like other girls competeing for his attention.
    chemicalfireon June 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's a Narcissists
    Lonniegallagheron February 01, 2016   Link

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