"Red Light" as written by and Siouxsie Sioux Steven Severin....
She falls into frame
With a professional pout
But the Polaroid's ignite
Upon seeing their subject

And the aperture shuts
Too much exposure
Voyeur sucks into focus
Floodlit the glossy kiss-pit

But as emulsion drips down - down
The aperture shuts
Too much exposure
Come into this room

Come into this gloom
See the red light rinsing
Another shutterslut wincing
The sagging half wit sister

Pretty, pretty picture
Of an ancient nipple shrinking
That kodak whore winking
'Til the aperture shuts

Too much exposure


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"Red Light" as written by Steven Severin Siouxsie Sioux

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    General Commentwell its a song about models and the such but its good shit
    noitacilpmocon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSeems to be a criticism of the fashion world.
    katherowenon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think song is about models.

    "Too much exposure" - Pornograghic images?

    "Come into this gloom" - This industry.

    Red light generally makes you think of, ya know, whores.
    Red Light district, blah blah.
    _Skully_on September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with _Skully_... totally about a porno shoot.
    tad482on March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics started out life as a piece of automatic writing by Steven, who then used cut ups which resulted in the phrases 'kodakwhore' and 'shutterslut'.

    As for the meaning of the song, it is kind of self-explanatory, denouncing the pornography industry.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI would think it had nothing specific to do with pornography at all,

    Merely a description of the fashion, model, celebrity industry and in particular the rise of models as celebrities as was happening at the time.

    The red light is a photography 'safe' light that would on in the dark room, also be on the outside to indicate that the dark room was in use,

    Come into this room
    Come into this gloom
    See the red light rinsing

    The rinsing is washing the developer fluid of the film or paper to stop further development of pictures, A dark room is dark and gloomy (and smells of ammonia)

    Kodakwhore and shutterslut are the same as we would use attention whore or facebook slut now
    FuriKittenon February 19, 2013   Link

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