Green Light

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"Green Light" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé. The song was written by Beyoncé, Sean Garrett, and Pharrell for Beyoncé's second solo studio album, B'Day (2006). Produced by The Neptunes, it was released as the fifth UK and seventh overall single on July 30, 2007 through Columbia Records. "Green Light" is an R&B-funk song with lyrics detailing a break-up song in which the female protagonist gives her love interest the permission to move out. The song also finds Beyoncé using fairly aggressive tone. A remix of the song features American rapper Young Buck, and was produced by Swizz Beatz. "Green Light" was well received by music critics who universally praised the beat, bass, groove, and angry tone used by Beyoncé in the song. The single performed moderately on charts, peaking at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 46 in Ireland. The Freemasons remix of the track peaked at number eighteen on the Dutch Top 40 chart. The single's accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas and co-directed by Beyoncé. It is inspired by Robert Palmer's 1985 music video "Addicted to Love". Beyoncé considered the video, which is her second to feature her all-female tour band called the Suga Mama, her toughest shoot. The song was a part of the set list on her world tour The Beyoncé Experience (2007). 


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2007
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Give it to mama
Give it, give it
Give it to mama, mama (oh)
Give it
Give it to mama, mama

For some strange reason (huh)
You done pleasin' me like it's okay (oh, oh, oh)
Like a perm that's been left too long, it starts to burn
The result is it just won't take (oh, oh, oh)
(I can see) now it's all coming so clear to me now
(I can see) misinterpreted all of my naiveness
Was just thinking if I had no you that I can't do
My stock just went up over two million

So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (want to, want to) (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
Give it to mama

Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, red light
(Ah) green light

Some sillies say I should be trophied
'Cause it gets no stronger (oh, oh, oh)
Ladies, y'all know (yeah, girl, y'all know)
This pimp-ish mitt's no older
Is that a threat? (what's another threat?)
Yep (that's another threat)
Immune, you can get no colder
You got the green light (whoa)
You the king, right? (whoa)
You holdin' up traffic, green means go

Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, red light (I said you're holdin' up traffic, green means go) 
Green light

So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh) (you got the green light baby)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh) (if you want to)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
(Give it to mama)

Ain't no problem, you can go
I'm gon' find somebody else
So why not move along?
You got the green light, so you can go

Go, go, go, go
Go, go
Red light
Green light

I gave all I could give, my love
My heart (my heart)
Now we're facing the end (the end) of what you did from the start
My love

(You're holdin' up traffic green means go)

So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
So if you want to (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
You got the green light (uh, uh, huh, uh, uh)
(Give it to mama)

Ain't no problem, you can go
I will find somebody else
So why not move along
You got the green light, so you can go
(Go, go, go, go)

Go, go
Red light
Green light

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". more »

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Written by: Beyonce Knowles, Pharrell Williams

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