"Green Light" as written by Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Pharrell L Williams and Sean Garrett....
Give it to mama
Give it, give it
Give it to mama, mama (oh)
Give it
Give it to mama, mama

For some strange reason (huh)
You done pleasin' me like it's okay (oh, oh, oh)
Like a perm that's been left too long, it starts to burn
The result is it just won't take (oh, oh, oh)
(I can see) now it's all coming so clear to me now
(I can see) misinterpreted all of my naiveness
Was just thinking if I had no you that I can't do
My stock just went up over two million

So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (want to, want to) (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
Give it to mama

Go, go, go, go oh oh oh
Go, go, go, go oh oh
Go, go, go, go oh oh oh
Go, go, red light
(Ah) green light

Some see me, say I should be trophied
'Cause it gets no stronger (oh, oh, oh)
Ladies, y'all know (yeah, girl, y'all know)
This pimp-ish gets no older
Is that a threat? (what's another threat?)
Yep (that's another threat)
I'm immune, you can't get no cold, yeah
You got the green light (whoa)
You the king, right? (whoa)
You holdin' up traffic, green means go

Go, go, go, go oh oh oh
Go, go, go, go oh oh oh
Go, go, go, go oh oh oh
Go, go, red light, green light (I said you're holdin' up traffic, green means go)

So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh) (you got the green light baby)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh) (if you want to)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
(Give it to mama)

Ain't no problem, you can go
I will find somebody else
It's alright, I'll move along
You got the green light, so you can go

Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go (red light, green light)

I gave all I could give, my love
My heart (my heart)
Now we're facing the end (the end) of what you did from the start
My love

(You're holdin' up traffic, green means go)

So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
(Give it to mama)

Ain't no problem, you can go
I will find somebody else
It's alright, I'll move along
You got the green light, so you can go
Go, go, go oh whoa oh (red light, green light)


Lyrics submitted by daylightwraith

"Green Light" as written by Pharrell Williams Beyonce Knowles

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  • +1
    General CommentAlright, I get it now. It means the dude can leave the relationship if he wants to. I still don't fully understand what she means, but I guess the general is all you need for Beyonce.
    quitejadedon May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe's saying that her man isn't pleasing her like he used to and is acting like he doesn't want to be with her anymore. Instead of "thinking if I had no you, then I can't do" she reasserts her self-confidence and figuratively throws the door open, like "Nigga, go if you want to! I'ma be fine!" (and we all know B talks like that, come on...)

    also:
    "It's like a burn" should be "It's 'BOUT to burn"
    and
    "And you can't ride" should be "You that king, right?"
    Ian-samaon June 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe says:

    "Some sillies say I should be trophied
    Cause it gets no stronger"

    i think she's saying this dude is getting intimidated by her strongness, like he wants her in her place, so to speak, as a trophy wife

    "Ladies ya'll know (yea girl ya'll know)
    This pimp ish gets no older
    Is that a threat (what's another threat)
    Yep! (that's another threat)
    From you, you can get no colder
    You got the green light
    you the king right?"

    She's sayin "o you think i can be pimped? you think you're the king? you can go find someone else then, b/c i'm not the one"

    it's a feminist song basically. she's demanding that no man put her down, and if wants to do so, he's got the green light to go.

    make sense?
    mccaffelon November 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh and btw - the last part should be:

    'Ain't no problem you can go' not, 'oh no problem'

    I'm from the south like Beyonce & that's how we talk. Listen again to the lyrics and you'll hear it.
    mccaffelon November 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is so good. haha. good to listen to to get an "i dont give a f@ck" attitude. like "i'm hot, i know it, now you can leave. peace" its rad.
    rocksy723on April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do not get the verses in this song. :/

    Right now, I think it's just a bout a guy who does not like her, but she wants him.

    (how can anyone resist B?)
    quitejadedon May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't get enough of the Freemasons remix of this track...
    noisecaton March 20, 2008   Link

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