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Maroon 5: Maps Meaning

Song Released: 2014

Maps Lyrics

I miss the taste of a sweeter life
I miss the conversation
I’m searching for a song tonight
I’m changing all of the stations

I like to think that we had it all
We drew a map to a better place
But on that road I took a fall
Oh baby why...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2014 report

    Y'all people think way to much, just enjoy the damn song and stop talking about death so much. Although it's gonna happen to all of us eventually try to live life and stop being so obsessed with death. Every song isn't about drugs or dying so you people really need to stop putting that in every song meaning, it's getting old. Thanks, Goodnight and big balls.

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  2. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2014 report

    Here's what I'm getting, however, I could be very wrong.

    He says that misses it when they were together, but then she left. He apparently has done a lot for her, and he feels that she is letting him down by leaving him. He felt like all of the signs were saying that they should be together. He wants her back and he can't get over her.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2014 report

    The video and the lyrics sort of contradict themselves, so yeah... does he seem to be paying attention to her before she is plowed??? And even he didn't say that himself... MV's are just propaganda and oftentimes the band or singer has little to no control of the "artistic influence" since we are a death-obsesssed society, part of some even greater agenda (I believe) being force fed down the gullets of the younger generation...

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2014 report

    Watch the video and you will know the real reason why the guy can't get over his girlfriend.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2014 report

    See, I believe that she was always there and that is a comfort in and of itself. Many of us have been there. Think of your parents, for instance, even. When they "fall out of "orbit" in your self centered world (because all of "his/her" maps lead back to you, you realize you have no idea that you really no NOTHING about that person except for everything that pertains to you via them, and that they were there all the time beck and call. It's not until you lose something that you miss it, then you can go ape sh*t crazy. But the only map he has lead back to himself because all her maps lead to him b/c he was her world, and that is a humbling revelation and a sad one... whether she died, left, gave up on that sort of obsession... whatever. I think it's ironic.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2014 report

    This song is about suicide, drugs, and guardian angels, and cheesecake as well. But you have to look into it really deeply to get the true meaning. So basically what happens is the main character cheats on his girlfriend with his guardian angel. His girlfriend runs away and ends up getting hit by a car. He remembers how they used to be happy together like when they shared cheesecake. So he starts taking drugs. But the drug dealer is actually his friend and when he tells the drug dealer that he is hearing voices in his head, the friend refuses to give him anymore. By the time the person sees the guardian angel again, he's seriously thinking about committing suicide by jumping off a cliff to join his girlfriend. He realizes that he prefers the girlfriend to the angel. He is now "Following the path that leads to you" or his girlfriend and death. In the end, he decides to jump off a cliff so that he can be reunited with his girlfriend and so that the angel is paired with a new mortal.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2014 report

    He was in love with her, and he made a mistake, and she died. They made promises to each other to always be there for each other but she left. And now he's all alone and he's tempted to follow her, which I feel means follow her to death. It's hard for him to resist following her because he cant get over losing her.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 22nd 2014 report

    It's about a man/woman who was left or hurt by someone. He/she is willing to follow "the map" that leads to his/her heart. He loves her and knows it's worth it.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2014 report

    Clearly this song is about Adams directional confusion in conversations with women.

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2014 report

    It is just really similar to Paper Towns by John Green ( a book)

    It is a story whereby :
    Quentin Jacobsen has secretly loved the enigmatic and adventurous Margo Roth Speigelman. When she requests for him to follow her on her campaign of revenge, he follows. Expecting to find Margo in school the next day, Q finds out she has not.

    A series of clues leads Q on a perilous journey to find Margo.
    But does she want to be found?

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