"Red Light" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
I talk to you
You walk away
You're still on the down beat
You say you don't want my help
But you can't escape
If your running from yourself

I give you my love
I give you my love
Give you my love
Still you walk away

It's your own late show
As you jump to the street below
But where can you go
To leave yourself behind
Alone in the spotlight
Of this, your own tragedy

I give you my love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love

In the heart in the heart
In the heart of the city
Heart in the heart in
The heart of the city
Oh, love
I pour my love out for you
And I'll bring you through
See your not alone

I give you my love, give you my love
Give you my love, give you my love
Give you my love, give you my love
Give you my love, give you my love
Give you my love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love

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"Red Light" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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  • +1
    General Commentvery underrated track, I have to say I love every song off 'War'...
    mirandajuneon August 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKid Creole and the Coconuts were in Dublin and were invited to join on this one. In U2 by U2, Bono said, "We had the studio lit red for effect, and one Coconut took her top off and sang in what looked like a ballerina's bra. The boys from Ireland had difficulty breathing."

    I think this is, yes, about unrequited love, but it can also be looked at from the point of view of God reaching out to us and having to watch us turn away, trying to make it on our own.
    kathy10154on November 21, 2016   Link
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    General Commentobviously about love, eh? whats the deal wit it bein called red light tho?
    I rekon its written from God's perspective...He gives us love, we reject Him...."I talk to you, You walk away." And we can't escape from His love as well.
    firthelementon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell, the red light is synonymous with prostitutes, really. And I can't remember the details, but I believe Bono has said that it's something about a prostitute. Kind of reminds me of Roxanne.
    kimmychooon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell most of us know about the title. I guess it's a relationship that couldn't work out, possibly because of some serious matter, hence "your own tragedy". Or there's something fundamentally wrong with the person.

    Yes, definitely underrated. I like how simple it is compared to War's other tracks. :D
    wagahomodachion December 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAngst to the angst power. A man is in love with a woman who is, in his view, self-destructing (and the title, "red light," indicates that prostitution may be part of this) and he succeeds neither in saving her nor winning her love. A world of pain.
    rikdadon June 26, 2019   Link

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