To date… I have only had one successful relationship in my life and that has been with Maroon 5. As relationships have come and gone (or been absent) in my life, Maroon 5 was singing just what I was feeling. From their first hit Harder To Breathe to the most recent Give A Little More, each single released by Maroon 5 matched what was going going through in my life at that time.
Now I will break the relationship down:
When I first heard Harder To Breathe in late 2002, I was asking myself, “Is there anyone out there?” I loved the music but it did hurt that lead singer Adam Levine also took my breath making it even harder for me to breathe! So now my relationship with Maroon 5 had begun!
Next came This Love. At the time, I was paying the price of loving someone unworthy of my love and it was taking its toll on me. This is a pattern for me – loving people unworthy of my love. Maroon 5 was proving worthy! But this was still a début album – could it last?
I met someone late 2004 and all of 2005 and 2006, Sunday Morning had a real connection for me with lyrics like, “Steal some covers share some skin” and “That may be all I need, In darkness she (for me HE lol) is all I see, Come and rest your bones with me, Driving slow on Sunday morning And I never want to leave”. I was in love! I had found the person who I wanted them to “Come and rest your bones with me”
Late 2006 Maroon 5 released Makes Me Wonder. So in January 2007 all I could say about my love was, “… it really makes me wonder If I ever gave a fuck about you”. I was heart-broken! “I wake up with blood-shot eyes, Struggled to memorize, The way it felt between your thighs, Pleasure that made you cry, Feels so good to be bad, Not worth the aftermath, after that, After that, Try to get you back” were the lyrics that had replaced Sunday Morning. All I could tell him is , “….I don’t believe in you anymore”.
“I didn’t hear what you were saying. I live on raw emotion baby, I answer questions never maybe, And I’m not kind if you betray me. So who the hell are you to say we, Never would have made it babe.” are lyrics from Wake Up Call. This song I pick parts that were for me as I mourned the loss of my love. “Would have bled to make you happy, You didn’t need to treat me that way.” Again, Maroon 5 was singing to me.
All American Rejects were giving Maroon 5 a little competition with Gives You Hell then even Maroon 5 stepped up and came to my rescue with If I Never See Your Face Again. My love and I did have one more night that gave my heart hope to only be crushed again, but “Cause you keep me coming back for more, And I feel a little better than I did before, And if I never see your face again, I don’t mind, ‘Cause we gone much further than I thought we’d get tonight.”
Almost 2 years have passed and I have never had to see his face again, but now I am in Misery. “So scared of breaking it that you won’t let it bend, And I wrote two hundred letters I will never send, Sometimes these cuts are so much deeper than they seem, You’d rather cover up, I’d rather let them be, So let me be, And I’ll set you free.” I did, I FINALLY set him free by setting myself free. I had learned while in Colombia that there is a chance for me to be be truly loved as I deserve.
Now Maroon 5 knows what I am feeling now and has taught me what to say, “I’m waiting for something, always waiting, Feeling nothing, wondering if it’ll ever change, And then I give a little more, oh babe ohhh, Give a little more, oh babe ohhh, I’m not falling in love with ya, I’m not falling in love, I’m not falling in love with ya, I’m not falling in love, ’til I get a little more from you baby ohhh, Get a little more from you baby.” Anyone wants my love now has to “GIVE A LITTLE MORE!!!
My love affair with Maroon 5 continues and is the longest lasting love I have achieved in my life!! And short of Adam Levine coming to rescue me himself…. I expect they will nurse me through any more attempts I take with love!! I love Maroon 5!!