Green Light

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About Green Light

"Green Light" is a song recorded by American R&B recording artist John Legend. It was written by Legend, Andre Benjamin, Fin Greenall, James Ho and Rick Nowels for his third studio album Evolver (2008). Produced by Malay and KP, the song was released as the first single on August 26, 2008 through Columbia Records. The song features vocals from American rapper André 3000. "Green Light" shows a shift in musical style for Legend, opting for a funk and electro sound composed of electronic synths and fast, synthesized beats. The song also features the use of several horn instruments, including the saxophone, trombone and trumpet. "Green Light" was well received by contemporary music critics who praised it for the departure in musical style and called it a "certified club banger". The single performed well on the charts, reaching number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100, tying for "Ordinary People" as Legend's highest peaking single on the chart at the time. It also stood as his best selling single, earning a platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) until "All of Me" sold 4 million downloads by September 2014. It reached its highest peak in Belgium, reaching number two on the singles chart. The music video for "Green Light" was directed by Alan Ferguson. It features Legend and Benjamin pursuing women at a house party while including visual effects created by Baked FX. 


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Give me the green light, give me just one night
I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now (let's go)

I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now

I see you move, I'm checking your smile
Working your back like it's going out of style
Shake just a little bit faster
Shake just a little now girl
Dying to meet you, so let's mess around
Got an obsession with us getting down
Come just a little bit closer
I just need permission, so

Give me the green light, give me just one night
I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now
We can go all night, give me the green light
I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now (let's go)

A-one, two, three, green light, but if it's what it seems like
The you moving baby, lets me know that it's gon' be right (I'm)
I'm ready to go right now (I'm), I'm ready to go right now

A-one, two, three, red light, I wanna see what you dance like
But if I be your buddy, get you studied, is your head right? (I'm)
I'm ready to go right now (I'm), I'm ready to go right now

Do I have a girlfriend, technically no
If you'll be my girlfriend then I'll make it so
You'll be my only true lover
No competition, no other (no other)
Maybe it's just the thrill of the chase
But I've got a feeling that I'm winning this race
Baby I'm gettin' closer, I just need permission, so

Give me the green light, give me just one night
I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now
We can go all night, give me the green light
I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now (let's go)

A-one, two, three, green light, but if it's what it seems like
The you moving baby, lets me know that it's gon' be right (I'm)
I'm ready to go right now (I'm), I'm ready to go right now

A-one, two, three, red light, I wanna see what you dance like
But if I be your buddy, get you studied, is your head right? (I'm)
I'm ready to go right now (I'm), I'm ready to go right now

So I went hard like Medusa staring at me
I told her let's go, let's blow this lame nigga factory
She said, "What kind of girl do you think I are?
The kind that you meet in a bar?
You think you can get whatever you want 'cause you some kinda star"
No I'm a comet, I just want you woman
Hey, if I were you, it would be me that I go home with
Three, the one and only, one thing you ain't considered
I heard you when you told your girl, "Ooh he can get it," admit it
You did it, let's hop a cab and split it
I'm kiddin', we both going to where you livin'
Ha, I got you gigglin' like I'm piglet
Oh that's the ticket? 
I hope you're more like Anita Baker than Robin Givens
No, I don't know that lady so let me quit it
I'm just style freein', freestylin' which y'all seldom do
This is what I'm telling you (I'm ready to go right now)
To the bed I'm nailing you
Like I've been in jail for two (I'm ready to go right now)
Years and then they let me loose

Give me the green light, give me just one night (you got you one, Legend, sometimes you gotta step from behind that piano)
I'm ready to go right now (let 'em know what's going on), I'm ready to go right now (even Stevie Wonder got down sometimes)
We can go all night, give me the green light (I'm ready to go)
I'm ready to go right now (my man Nate can't wait), I'm ready to go right now (participate)

I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now
(Ready to go) I'm ready to go right now, I'm ready to go right now

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André 3000

André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly known as Dré), is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, and Four Brothers. more »

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Written by: Andre Benjamin, Fin Greenall, James Ho, John Stephens, Rick Nowles, SIRACH TENDAI CHARLES, VICTORIA TITILAYO AKINTOLA, RAS KASSA ALEXANDER, ADAM ISAAC ALI, MOHAMMED IBRAHIM ALI, RYAN ROBERT WILLIAMS, DANIEL JAMES BAKER, JOHN DUNNE, JOE HIRST, JASON BLACK, RICHARD KYLEA COWIE

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