[Chorus]
When my baby is walking down the street
I see red, I see red, I see red
How can someone wicked walk around free
I see red, I see red, I see red
I see red, oh I see red

You gave me such precious hours
What to do without you
Squeezed me out of your life
Down the drain like molten toothpaste
I feel used and spat out
Poor old me

[Chorus]

I am fed up with crying
My despair is drying
Draining into rage day by day
Green before you met me
In the pink when you let me love you
I was blue when you let me down
Black and blue

[Chorus]


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I See Red Lyrics as written by Anthony Edward Charles Rayner Brian Timothy Finn

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    definitely one of nzs finest bands, ripping song about first love lost, being used & abused by an older or just more experienced lady

    jaimesonon September 11, 2007   Link
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    The ultimate Punk Rock to ever come out of this country! The lyrics seem to be about being broken hearted by a sexy but evil woman. You can feel the frustration in the lyrics and in the tempo! Love that Piano solo - so, new wave! GO KIWI ROCK!

    bkat004on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is fucking good, only if New Zealand had more bands like Split Enz.

    wow thats awesomeon November 09, 2005   Link
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    I love the way the similes and metaphors are carried on and on; the toothpaste in the first verse and the colours in the second.

    Maggie Sausageon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    My school house colour was red, so we used to sing this song (usually just the chorus) a lot during house competitions.

    auntdewon July 31, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about Tim's feelings for Greta Scachi, the actress. His relationship with her also led to the song "I hope I never". In both of these songs Tim Finn nails the feelings of hurt and anguish and being used that can happen to someone whose most important relationship has crashed to earth. a very sensitive, deeply feeling songwriter.

    mervynjcon October 31, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about Tim's feelings for Greta Scachi, the actress. His relationship with her also led to the song "I hope I never". In both of these songs Tim Finn nails the feelings of hurt and anguish and being used that can happen to someone whose most important relationship has crashed to earth. a very sensitive, deeply feeling songwriter.

    mervynjcon October 31, 2013   Link

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