"Red Light" as written by Dennis Joseph Matkosky, Jonathan David Singleton and Melissa Ann Pierce....
So this is how it ends
This is where it all goes down
This is what "I don't love you" feels like
It ain't the middle of the night
And it ain't even raining outside
It ain't exactly what I had in mind
For goodbye

At a red light
In the sunshine, on a Sunday
Nothin' to say, don't even try

Some are comin' home
Some are leavin' town
While my world's crashin' down on a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light

I thought she was gonna say
Somethin' about that couple kissin' crossin' the street
Or somethin' about this beautiful day
But she just looked me in the eye
Said it's over
Didn't try to lie
Or pick a fight
I might have seen it comin' thata way

But at a red light
In the sunshine, on a Sunday
Nothin' to say, don't even try

Some are comin' home
Some are leavin' town
While my world's crashin' down on a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light

There's a momma calmin' down a little baby in the backseat
in front of me
There's an old man dressed in his Sunday best just waitin' on green
But I can't see,
gettin' past

This red light
In the sunshine on a Sunday
Nothin' to say, don't even try

Some are comin' home
Some are leavin' town
While my world's crashin' down on a Sunday
in the sunshine (at a red light)

At a red light in the sunshine on a Sunday
Nothin' to say, don't even try

Some are comin' home
Some are leavin' town
While my world's crashin' down
On a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light
At a red light
At a red light
At a red light


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"Red Light" as written by Melissa Peirce Jonathan Singleton

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    General Comment"This is what 'I don't love you' feels like.
    It ain't the middle of the night,
    And it ain't even raining outside."


    This song is amazing, and just, wow.

    I love it.
    yrbffon July 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time tonight. I love it.
    Aubrey Bobreyon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love the song. very emotional
    ItReadsOnMyCheston September 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow yeah this song is amazing but what does it mean?
    taylorannmyerson November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought the meaning was pretty obvious.. but basically, the woman he's with and in love with breaks up with him suddenly at a stoplight on a Sunday. He expected their break-up to be dramatic and emotional, but she simply just told it was over and expected that to be enough. The world is going on like normal while his is crashing around him.

    Very good song. :)
    xx_darling_xxon November 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. I love it
    short6on November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds of an upbeat version of Wade Hayes' "The Day She Left Tulsa".

    I like the song, Its pretty self-explanatory. How does he not know he is about to broken up with? Is she cheating on him? Did she get into a trucker's cab when she got out at the red light? That would be a good follow up song to write.

    I'd love for the lyrics to be expanded so we can hear more about his tumult. Wade Hayes' world crashed to the ground when his woman leaves in a "chevy in a hurry in the pourin' down rain." Then he goes on to rip your heart yet by explaining that she was pregnant, and he was shocked but accepting. Then he says it didn't get through to him right away that the baby wasn't his. Next he goes a step further by explaining that he still loved her and wanted to tell her it was OK, but it was too late - she'd already left Tulsa. Wow. That's how you tell the story of your tumult.

    C'mon David Nail. Did she get out because your driving was bad?
    raiderroadtrip00on January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentObviously a breakup song, written from the perspective of the one who's actually upset about the relationship ending. Sad song, but SOOO catchy....
    panheadz4everon August 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI remember getting this song on itunes as a free single of the week. then it got real popular. I was also going through a breakup at the time and this song really hit close whenever it came on. Wonderful song nonetheless.
    YankeeCowboy92on January 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentyeah man, this is a really sad song. meaning is self-explanatory, but, the inflection in his voice really sells how ordinary of a day he was having until the news broke. it conveys that surprise element really well
    derekjw203on January 23, 2011   Link

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