"Traffic Light" as written by and Julian/white De Martino....
Don't you be a traffic light
With all things said
You turn to red
Don't you be a traffic light

Don't you be a round-a-bout
Not another round-a-bout
We've come this far
Yet back to the start
Don't you be a round-a-bout

Oh now baby don't miss read the signs
If you turn the key then things will turn out fine

Lets not have a break down
Not another breakdown
You're on your own a long way from home
Lets not have a breakdown

Don't miss read the signs
If you had just turned the key
Then things would have turned out fine

[Repeated in background]
You're pushing me, you're breaking
Over taking me you're racing
First placing me not chasing me back home

[Repeat x3]
You've come so far
Your back to the start
Don't you be a traffic light

With all things said
You've turned to red
Don't you be a traffic light

Don't let me down

Lyrics submitted by liliroze

"Traffic Light" as written by Jules De Martino Katie White

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI personally think it means she's leaving, and she doesn't want to be stopped or held back, and she doesn't want to cause a breakdown because it's for the best =]
    kaylalynn2008on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis songs really cute.
    unlike kaylalynn i dont think shes leaving, i think shes afraid HE will be leaving her, and she really doesnt want him to
    onetwofoldon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really like the way she sounds in this song. :)
    I think I know what it means.... but I don't know how to explain it. XD
    Good job, me. :P
    nightwriter69on September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFile under 'needs to be experienced live'.

    I was dragged kicking and screaming to see the Ting Tings play this week - this song completely changed my mind about them. A gradual build up to a delighfully joyful boingy climax, the crowd was eating out of Katie's hand by the end. And she was feeding them all happy sweets.

    It isn't exactly the deepest song ever written, but then that's not really the point, is it? And, of course, the subtext of menstruation is so understated that many miss it at first glance.
    TragedyTrouserson September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDid a 4 year old write these lyrics? They're utterly infantile. I like the Fruit Machine comparison, but this is too much for one album. The music also doesn't fit the rest of the album, which is a shame because the rest (aside from the title track) is excellent.

    Leave these kind of songs of the album in the future, and turn them into b-sides of singles at most.
    skttrbrainon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs I said, it is about mentruation - the line 'if you turn the key then things will be fine' is an allusion to remembering to pack a clot of tampons in your handbag before you go to the salon in the morning.
    TragedyTrouserson October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's telling someone to stop being indecisive.

    Don't be a round about (going around in circles.. witht heir decisions?)
    Don't you be a traffic light (traffic lights change all the time)
    stagnateon December 03, 2008   Link

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