What does Red Light mean?

The Strokes: Red Light Meaning

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Red Light Lyrics

Two can be complete without the rest of the world.
Two can be complete without the rest of the world.
Do it for the people who have died for your sake.
An entire generation that has nothing to say.
How'd you make you're way to me?
Let's say...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 4th 2011 !⃝

    Isn't it about him having sexual intercourse and in the end when he says" the red light is on". Hence the camera, and then he says,"get yourself a lawyer and a gun", so did he record himself having sex? Lol

  2. fireball9128
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    Apr 13th 2009 !⃝

    It is about a girl and how he loves her but she doesn't really like him but they decide to give it a try

    Lets say you make a deal with me
    I got your name and your home address- he suggests that they at least try

    I could drop you off at the next red light if it don't make sense or it don't feel right- how if she decided that it wasn't working she could leave

    All the girls could never make me love them the way I love you - how absolutely stunned by her she is

    Can't you see the sky is not the limit no more? - telling her anything is possible

    Seven billion people who got nothing to say - telling her that he's different people

    Are you coming on to me? - asking if she's beginning to like him

    I saw your face then I heard that song.
    It was so inviting it hurt my bones.- don't we all just here songs that remind us of those we like/ love and relate them to our lives

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