"Oh Love" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
Oh love, oh love
Won't you rain on me tonight?
Oh life, oh life
Please don't pass me by
Don't stop, don't stop
Don't stop when the red lights flash
Oh ride, free ride
Won't you take me close to you

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Oh lights and action
I just can't be satisfied
Oh losers and choosers
Won't you please hold on my life
Oh hours and hours
Like the dog years of the day
Old story, same old story
Won't you see the light of day

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Talk myself out of feeling
Talk my way out of control
Talk myself out of falling in love
Falling in love with you

Oh love, oh love
Won't your rain on me tonight
Oh ride, free ride
Won't you take me close to you

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Tonight my heart's on the loose
Tonight my heart's on the loose


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"Oh Love" as written by Frank E. Iii Wright Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentThe lyric "Don't stop when the red lights flash" is from their other new song which is "Stop When The Red Lights Flash".
    kvnbrn11on November 10, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI got so excited when I heard that Green Day had released a new single, so I went on Youtube and found it.
    First impression: Not too different from their old stuff, although everyone is saying it is. It may have a different overall mood than what people are used to, but their general sound it just as good.
    After thinking about it: The song grew on me, and although American Idiot is my all time favorite from Green Day, this song excites me about the upcoming album.
    midnight1angelon August 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commentfor me it is a simple love song. the video is all about this scene of tattooed people and rocker-like men with enough skin showing moments- so that one can imagine its about a relationship including sex drugs and rock n roll=) maybe. now the one singing is living divorced from his lover (far away far away...) and is feeling somehow not allright and misses the other person (the line about the heart). in my point of view the sound of the voice singing expresses nerve-wracking waiting (waste away tonight, hours hours...) or the fact that he is doing anything just because of using right opportunities- one can tell in a very bad way. there is nothing the person thinks he could actually do except for enduring this feeling of "pending" because his faith has been left undecided (life oh life please don't pass me by). this is probably what the songwriters supposed this song to be about. im just totally in love myself (all over, body and mind) and just wish that there could be something to legitimate the situation without the feelings on both sides. peace out <§
    littlekittycaton September 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI sort of feel like this is a song about being older and realizing that you've wasted time chasing after physical gratification when you could have been looking for something more meaningful. This is the interpretation I've settled on after watching the music video, with all of the gorgeous 20-something tattooed young models writhing about on camera while the band (each member of which is 40 years old now) sings. It's as if the musicians don't see the young beauties, singing past them, addressing themselves to "Love." Their careers have brought them an embarrassment of the flesh, but they yearn for something more spiritual.
    CameoGreeneon September 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to this song for weeks now, all day! I have a different interpretation to this song though. For me this song is about looking for something that can make you a better person. Its like wanting to change for the better but needs some push or inspiration to do it.
    kulayon October 05, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationOne way that I see this is that it's about how the band is a relationship that's lasted a long time, and every time they get up on stage they're doing what they love, a love affair that's gone on forever, and every time they make decisions they're taking risks of losing it, preparing to hang themselves with their own love of the thing if it doesn't work out, but it's a risk worth taking, and they keep doing it. And maybe sometimes it strays from that, becomes about something else, or the wonder of what it would be to give it up.
    DeadxLikexMeon October 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about ignoring all the warning signs not to fall in love but falling anyway. It could also be about someone being whipped”.
    musicaddicted9794on April 08, 2016   Link

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