This song is about prostitution, the red light district, and the stance ireland had on sexual issues, such as the fact that condoms were only avalible by prescription, and homosexuality was illegal.
katie duncan nick_tiger_babyyahoo.com (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)
I don't believe that Red Light has anything to do with prostitution or stuff like that. From listening to the lyrics, one can determine that it is a song about a man who is in love with a woman who hates herself and all around her. She walks away from all that the man tries to give her, and he sees how alone she is, but she won't let him help. The phrase Red Light, in that case would refer to the signal the man is getting from the woman, a red light, whichs means STOP, LEAVE ME ALONE.
Steve Ferguson leopard_25hotmail.com ( 9:th of June 2001)