What does This Love mean?

Maroon 5: This Love Meaning

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Song Released: 2004

This Love Lyrics

I was so high I did not recognize
The fire burning in her eyes
The chaos that controlled my mind
Whispered goodbye and she got on a plane
Never to return again
But always in my heart

This love has taken its toll on me
She said Goodbye...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 17th 2012 !⃝

    I think this some means that she keeps breaking up with him and they always end up getting back together, but eventually he can't do it anymore and he knows it's breaking her heart, but he has to end the relationship because he can't do the goodbye thing anymore. And yes it's about sex...basically all maroon 5 songs are about sex.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 22nd 2018 !⃝

    It’s about a relationship with a narcissist! The one got sick of the emotional rollercoaster and went ‘No Contact’!


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 23rd 2005 !⃝

    I think this is about how he was having sex with a girl. I'm thinking it was maybe his girlfriend. She was using him just for the sex. Being the wuss that he is, he felt used and that just sex wasn't enough since whateve love making they had wasn't really love. It was just sex. This "love" is starting to take a toll on him, because he really loves her and he wants her to show her true affections. The bridge where he says "I'll fix these broken wings" uhm I think it's about how she goes to him whenever she's sad and whatever and they end up having sex.

    Yeah, so I think this song is just about sex. :)

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2023 !⃝

    I read the lyrics as a man in love with two women.. the first broke his heart over and over with indecision. He is doing his best not to carry this baggage into the second. He is making account to the clarity and need for change so this second chance will prosper.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2018 !⃝

    They both have broken hearts, they both are sad, perhaps this is love that cannot hold up to the constraints of life... I have lived this song. I still love the man, he still loves me, the sex was initially what brought us together but the love is what keeps our heart linked. For different reasons neither of us can change the obstacles that keep us apart. The sex is still great 21 years later. But the obstacles are even greater. Yes, I keep saying goodbye, I keep trying to find my way without him, instead I keep finding my way back to him.But the obstacles, are just too great

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2017 !⃝

    He was oblivious to what was really going on inside his girlfriend's head. He was trying and feeding her appetite for sex, but she eventually left him. She got on a plane and left for a while. They try again, but it's a vicious cycle that doesn't end. She never loved him as much as he loved her. She was just good at faking it maybe? It starts to take a toll on him, but he still feels like he can fix her and make sure everything is ok. He knows all she wants is sex. Eventually, he decides he won't say goodbye anymore, because they won't get back together again, but since they always get back together, it's unclear if he can even stay away from her.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 18th 2014 !⃝

    A lady was using him.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. anonymous
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    May 30th 2013 !⃝

    I think it's about a man that lost his girlfriend because of this drug addiction. He is so addicted and out of it that he does not realize his girlfriend has had it for the last time. She has threatened to leave him in the past if he did not stop doing the drugs. He took her for granted and now it's too late to get her back.
    Anyone agree with that.

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2011 !⃝

    It's about a man trying everything to keep his girlfriend satisfied but she takes him for granted. They are breaking up, she is leaving him and his hart is hurt and does not know what to say to her.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 24th 2011 !⃝

    I think its about his weed addiction.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. marghetto94
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    May 24th 2009 !⃝

    I think that in this song a man has a girlfriend who is using him. I think he really does love her but knows she only wants him for....um..... making sexual contact? Anyway, he knows that's all she's after, and he takes what he can get. But after awhile I think that he tries to get her to say what she feels.

  12. Gurl_E_Nerdd
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    Apr 19th 2008 !⃝

    This song is about sex but also a love lading into a sort of depression and the only thing that love is to the other person is sex.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2007 !⃝

    I think this song has more to do with a struggling relationship, where the man has been taken for granted, and chooses to end it, at which point the womans inner feelings are revealed but it's too late.

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2006 !⃝

    hehe.. Ya know. I think you may be on to something there..

    At least, for me it means that, and thus got associated with a similar situation in my real life..

  15. chavhater
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    Dec 10th 2005 !⃝

    Adam and Jane having sex to be exact lol.

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