The traffic light waits for you to tell me
The tale of a shattered life tonight
And I just passed by
When you have had the chance to fight
Or would you spend your last days alone
Thinking nobody would have cared to know

Just look me in the eye and see that it's a lie

So you’re telling me this is how you're going down
You thought that I never really wanted you around
Well you were way off track to think like that
'Cause now you're taking back everything that you ever said
About how I'd never want to see you again
Well this is what I, what I left behind

(What I left behind, what I left behind)

We need a change and a minute of my time
Did I get your name?
Will you say that I haven't been asked that in years
Now I think the traffic light that stood in the way
So that I could hear what you had to say

I'm halfway through your story
Can't help thinking that you're just like me

This is how I'm going down
I thought they never really wanted me around
Well I was way off track to think like that
'Cause now I'm taking back everything that I ever said
About how they never want to see me again
Well this is what I, what I left behind

Forgetting about ourselves
Is like history that dust is covering
Left on the self, on the self
The crosswalks make the way for us
To say what we need to say

Yeah girl, this is how you're going down
You thought that I never really wanted you around
Well you were way off track to think like that
'Cause now you're taking back everything that you ever said
About how I never want to see you again
Well this is what I, what I left behind
This is how you're going down
This is what I, what I left behind


Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong

Traffic Light song meanings
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    General CommentThis is seems like he met someone almost by chance (like meeting someone on a crosswalk, only because the lights kept them there). While she is defeated in life, he is there and genuinely interested, but would have never known if it hadn't been for that traffic light that kept them there.
    MUtiger91on June 20, 2012   Link

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