Pic of a standard traffic light in the red, yellow, green configuration.

Red Light Rhapsody

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure:  Accent points for both verses align.

 

Read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

Way back in the day,

 

It was just so expected.

 

That a driver would pray,

 

When two roads intersected.

 

Make it green, make it green, make it green.

 

 

But these times are more enlightening,

 

And the cell phone always beckons.

 

So now a red light’s not as frightening,

 

Cause it gives me ninety seconds,

 

For texting, For texting, For texting.

 

 

CHORUS

 

What took the breeze from my sail,

 

Now guarantees I check e-mail.

 

So won’t you sing along with me,

 

This red light rhapsody.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

While I was once a hater,

 

Now she’s one sweet illuminator.

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

Something you should know,

 

Is that green means go.

 

And that yellow means slow,

 

As we make our way down the street.

 

 

Now it’s just like I said,

 

There’s no need to dread,

 

That light changing to red,

 

Cause it gives us more time to tweet.

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

 

 

VERSE 2   (Very Optional)

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

I flew through a light.

 

Then they mailed me a ticket.

 

Told my lawyer we'd fight,

 

Let's tell them they can stick it.

 

I was venting, I was venting, I was venting.

 

 

At lead off on the court docket,

 

So we hoped for friendly judging.

 

He saw the snap shot on the ticket.

 

Then said:  "Hell no, I'm not budging."

 

"You were texting, you were texting, you were texting."    ("I'll take the 5th!")

 

 

CHORUS 2 & CLOSE   (or change to first chorus if verse 2 is ommitted)

 

"I could give you ninety days,

 

To show the error of your ways."

 

"Or you can sing along with me,

 

This red light rhapsody"  ("Everybody sing"!)

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

 

If you tend to text in route,

 

Just hit 'send' before you scoot.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

Since I gave my brakes a try,

 

I'm no longer camera shy.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

Once I flew through like Andretti.

 

Now the hue I like is 'reddy'.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

What I used to abhor,

 

Now gives me time to check the score.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

She made me yell and holler.

 

Now I'll be the 13th caller.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

 

What's chic in highway fashion this year?

 

The simple 3-light chandelier.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

I wonder if she's got a fellow?

 

She sure does look good in yellow.

 

Pic of a standard traffic light in the red, yellow, green configuration.

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

There's no traffic light above her.

 

I think I'm starting to love her.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

Once her rays burned my eyes.

 

Now never more will I despise.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

 

Some call her kind a carrot top.

 

But I don't mind if she says stop.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright.

 

 

Yes, I once was a hater,

 

Now she’s one sweet illuminator.

 

 

Oh red light,

 

Oh red light,

 

Shine Bright

 

 

Keywords:  Traffic light poetry, Poems about using a cell phone while driving, Poems about texting while driving, Poems about tweeter.