Maroon 5 Song Meanings and Interpretations
3 years ago
This is a complete masterpiece from Maroon 5. I came here everyday to read the lyrics. Many people find this video and lyrics creepy and controversial, but I loved the song and the video. It suggests that there is a beast inside every person, and show its true colors when waking up.
3 years ago
I often think about why this about a payphone. In today's world, no one uses them, and I think that is the point of the song. Adam is singing about the past when he was at a payphone trying to get this girl to stay with him, but it didn't work. Now, he is successful and has changed his number (probably to his cell phone) so that she can't even call him. Yet, in his memory, there is still a part of him at that payphone remembering how much was wasted on a relationship that went wrong.
3 years ago
He trusted her. There is nothing worse than getting backstabbed by the one you love the most, or worse, from the person you trust the most. He does feel regret for doing whatever he even thought of doing but he is hurt the most by the fact that she did not trust them, she did not help him and the worst fact that she was not there for him when he needed her the most. The whole song is a broken heart.
This line makes me think of that old cliche "when a woman says "no" she actually means "yes"" and all the consequently drama they have to take from the believers of that saying, so, yeah, if a girl will say "NO" on repeat in your face, you will eventually have to believe she actually means that!
That's a beautiful collaboration and the video clip is wonderful as well. She's trying to heal his wounds, while singing about separating their ways goes on but in the end she's killing him. Metaphorically, he's the one who stays behind, wounded, she's moving on, she's stronger and more decisive.
"Misery" is the perfect word to describe this situation, having your mind and body stuck to the thought of someone you can't have. I totally love how this tune, cheering up and calling you to dance, mixes with the content of the lyrics, in full contradiction but yet not letting us get a sad face when we think of the situation depicted.
This is the exact image of how one feels after breaking up and it's really heartbreaking. Not being able to adjust to the vacancy next to him on the bed, the absence of his girl, missing her voice, trying to believe in her words - that things are better this way or will be, being the crazy person because he's trying to see her... all this and more.