The unedited version, as is the case with many Sean Paul releases, makes direct reference to smoking marijuana (in this case, passing along a cigarette lighter to release the marijuana fumes, referred to as "the 'dro" in the song's chorus). Paul is also out clubbing and checking out women for a possible nightcap. References to marijuana were removed from the song for the edited version.
A later remix was commissioned featuring Busta Rhymes. This version only featured one verse and the chorus from the original, replaced by new lyrics from Paul and Busta, also of Jamaican heritage.
On the 14 February 2003, Sean performed the song at the Top of the Pops building in England, which at the time the song was at #82 in the UK Singles Chart. Sean has also performed the song on countless occasions when he has travelled, one of these live concerts was included in the DVD Duttyology.
The most popular remix of "Gimme the Light" is with Busta Rhymes, which is labelled as the 'Pass the Dro Voisier remix'. This version only features one verse and the chorus from the original, replaced by new lyrics from Paul and Busta, also of Jamaican heritage. It can be found on Dutty Rock listed as track number 16. It was remixed by Sean's brother Jigzagula as well as Murray Ellias.
Another remix of the song is with Craig David. The song can be found on YouTube in which David replaces the word 'dro' with 'draw'.
Kanye West has his own version of the song except with completely different lyrics, where he raps over the beat.