"Green Light" as written by and Joel Little Jack Antonoff....
I do my makeup in somebody else's car
We order different drinks at the same bars
I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth
She thinks you love the beach, you're such a damn liar

Those great whites, they have big teeth
Oh, they bite you
Thought you said that you would always be in love
But you're not in love no more
Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey I'll be seein' you, ever, I go
But honey I'll be seein' you down every road
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

'Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom
I whisper things, the city sings 'em back to you

All those rumors, they have big teeth
Oh, they bite you
Thought you said that you would always be in love
But you're not in love no more
Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey I'll be seein' you, ever, I go
But honey I'll be seein' you down every road
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

'Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Yes, honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it


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"Green Light" as written by Joel Little Jack Antonoff

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  • +4
    Song MeaningTo me, this song is about that confusing time right after a breakup. You're angry, you're hurt, and you so desperately want to prove to yourself and the rest of the world that you're moving on. With both the song and the video, Lorde really nails those incredibly conflicted feelings that come in waves. One second you're happy and really feeling like you're moving forward, and then the next second a memory hits and you long for the past. It's about waiting for that "green light" moment when you finally move on, once and for all.
    sarahb1011on March 12, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me this is about a girl whose boyfriend cheated and she knows it. She wishes it were easier to just go to his place and gather her things and say goodbye without any attachment on her part, but she knows that it's going to be difficult to let go.
    ImaLilTpoton May 17, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretation“Green Light” is about those little moments in your life when you stumble out of a Chinese buffet and throw up on the sidewalk and get arrested and throw up in jail too and then someone bails you out but won’t give you a ride home because you stink like Chinese buffet vomit so you walk home and then see a cool bird outside the police station and you chase it up a streetlight and you get up there but the bird flies away so you’re stuck up there and you look at the traffic light dangling below you and then one of the lights is green and so is the shirt you’re wearing and you’re like, “Nice.”
    elliot chaon July 17, 2017   Link
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    General CommentIt's about not wanting to let go and wishing you cold hold on to what you could, even if it was just a one night stand. She's waiting for that green light, to go, one more time even if it's not forever.
    whatevergirl92on April 12, 2017   Link

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