What does Cold mean?

Maroon 5: Cold Meaning

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Cold Lyrics

[Adam Levine:]
Cold enough to chill my bones
It feels like I don't know you anymore
I don't understand why you're so cold to me
With every breath you breathe
I see there's something going on
I don't understand why you're so cold

Are we...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 3rd 2019 !⃝

    The milk was a way for his wife to still show she needs him. And to ensure he will come home bc she asked did you get the milk, in other words, asking did you remember I still need you? And there is so much bc she asks him a lot and he is just now understanding after saying it was never about the milk.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 18th 2020 !⃝

    He said I see it clearly now it was never about the milk it was about coming home safe.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 6th 2017 !⃝

    Wife wanted time alone and husband didn't bother to ask her if she wanted to go with him to visit his friend's party so he likes his space too. Relationship problems. They're distant. With all the milks in the fridge, the wife sends him out to keep him away? I do. She says she loves him at the end but it sounds more like a routine thing to say at the end of the night.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2021 !⃝

    I think the kinky acid trip is the same as being with his wife. He never knows what’s going on in her mind and it is like he sees her having threesomes when they are away. I think being with a beautiful woman in a fashion career and living a life that is fabulous makes him feel paranoid like a trip. Like he’s not the it factor, like he would be with a regular girl who idolizes him. She makes him get milk to comfort him, to reassure him she still needs him. I think she makes him feel like an acid trip. He likes tripping so much that he married her.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2021 !⃝

    If the guy in the relationship repeats himself as much as this song repeats itself. I think it would be enough to put any woman off! This really has to be one of the worst songs to come out of 2021.

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  6. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2020 !⃝

    I believe this song is about a man (Adam Levine) who is in a difficult relationship. He feels that the woman who he is with it fading away from him and falling out of love with him. He feels like she is ‘talking’ with someone else. He probably just wants to know the truth (if she is cheating or not). This is just an idea and probably not the true meaning, but this is how I see it.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2020 !⃝

    I think he does it lots of times... cause milk is something that you can drink to decrease the LSD effects. I saw the milk request act as an act of care. And the fact that she only opened her eyes when he started talking about the threesome is sort of a proof that he does it regularly when he goes to parties.

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2020 !⃝

    I think the milk in the music video is there to show everyone that milk is good as it has a lot of calcium and it helps you grow.Drink lots of milk kids!

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2019 !⃝

    "It was never about the milk"

    She asked him to get a milk because she wants to make sure he remembers to put her first. He checks in with her and she knows he's gonna party so she asks him to get milk as a test. That's why when he gets home she just sleeps through his talking until he mentions a threesome, then she eyes him but when he says he got the milk she cuddles up.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2018 !⃝

    It's seems like the woman is cold for a reason and kind of act like she is waiting after him to realise or to make the effort. Yes the relation seems to be boring as if it makes a long time they are together, but i think she loves him enough to belive he will understand instead of trying to control him not to do the type of thing his lifestyle allow him to do in his free time. Even if she seems pacive, the milk in the fridge was the Firstdata thing to confuse me about the video. Maybe it a sign that shows that the night life he has was happening really often, or even the black out since he seems not to remember they had enough... He didn't realise when she asked before either, and he come back in the bed after not talking about the accumulation ans the weird demande she mademoiselle, but talking honnestly about the weirdness of the night, what he been trought that night. And i dont think he is justifying cause she doesnt even seems a little bit interest about it. It really seems like a big metaphore, or she's just the reason why it happens!

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2017 !⃝

    I feel lke this is the story of a man. Like how a girl will always be on high perfomance before you wife her but after you wife her she stops performing like she used to. She stops giving you the love that she used to give now that she is in this safe spot. She gets bored of his husband and even prefers him not being there sometime.
    This is why I love music; every song is always someone's situation and story of life.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2017 !⃝

    In my opinion he wonders why she changed towards him... and he probably was the architect of his own problems. She's not willing to leave but she won't humor him with sex and stuff anymore, so she's cold to him now.
    He even goes so far as to accuse her of being a gold digger.
    He probably treated her like some trophy and she got fed up being on a pedestal like some prize while being disregarded for who she actually is and what she actually wants.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 20th 2017 !⃝

    So a lot of people think that by Adam getting the milk that it will tell the wife that he still cares for her, well it's actually the opposite or kind of. People miss a crucial part of the video and that is when the bartender poisoned his drink why would that be thrown out in the open it has to mean something! So this is my final answer Adams wife wants to cheat on him so she calls the bartender at futures party to poison the drink having already heard of the party before. She tells the bartender to poison his drink so he be there for a while so she can cheat. The milk comes in as a backup plan if the poison doesn't work so she can still cheat a little bit.

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2017 !⃝

    Having marraige problems ? Levine still wants to be single is pissing off the wife Who knows

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