February 27.2014 – The Story Behind “Red Light” by David Nail

“Red Light” is from David Nail’s debut album, I’m About to Come Alive.

Nail first entered the Country charts in 2002 with his debut single, “Memphis,” but had to wait seven years before an album was released, during which he took a break from the music business to help coach a baseball team.

David commented that this song “shows a different perspective of a break up. It’s not your typical situation since it describes a beautiful day and everything seeming to be perfect, but that’s what makes it unique.”

It became Nail’s first Top 10 country hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Red Light was Nail’s highest-charting song on the Hot Country Songs chart for two years until Let It Rain went to number-one on January 21, 2012.

LYRICS: written by Jonathan Singleton, Dennis Matkosky and Melissa Pierce.
So this is how it ends
This is where it all goes down
This is what “I don’t love you” feels like

It ain’t the middle of the night
And it ain’t even raining outside
It ain’t exactly what I had in mind
For goodbye

At a red light in the sunshine
On a Sunday
Nothin’ to say
Don’t even try

Some are comin’ home
Some are leavin’ town
While my world’s crashin’ down
On a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light

I thought she was gonna say
Somethin’ about that couple kissin’
Crossin’ the street
Or somethin’ about this beautiful day

But she just looked me in the eye
Said it’s over
Didn’t try to lie
Or pick a fight
I might have seen it comin’ thata way

But at a red light in the sunshine
On a Sunday
Nothin’ to say
Don’t even try

Some are comin’ home
Some are leavin’ town
While my world’s crashin’ down
On a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light

There’s a momma calmin’ down a little baby
In the backseat in front of me
There’s an old man dressed in his Sunday best
Just waitin’ on green
But I can’t see, gettin’ past

This red light
In the sunshine
On a Sunday
Nothin’ to say
Don’t even try

Some are comin’ home
Some are leavin’ town
While my world’s crashin’ down
On a Sunday in the sunshine
(at a red light)

At a red light in the sunshine
On a Sunday
Nothin’ to say
Don’t even try

Some are comin’ home
Some are leavin’ town
While my world’s crashin’ down
On a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light [x4]

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