"Secret" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael, Ryan Michael Dusick, James Valentine and Mickey Madden....
Watch the sunrise
Say your goodbyes
Off we go
Some conversation
No contemplation
Hit the road

Car overheats
Jump out of my seat
On the side of the highway, baby
Our road is long
Your hold is strong
Please don't ever let it go, oh no

I know I don't know you
But I want you so bad
Everyone has a secret
Oh, can they keep it
Oh, no they can't

Driving fast now
Don't think I know how to go slow
Where you at now
I feel around
There you are

Cool these engines
Calm these jets
I ask you, how hot can it get?
As you wipe off beads of sweat
Slowly, you say, I'm not there yet

I know I don't know you
But I want you so bad
Everyone has a secret
Oh, can they keep it
Oh, no they can't

I know I don't know you
But I want you so bad
Everyone has a secret
But can they keep it
Oh, no they can't


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"Secret" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael, Ryan Michael Dusick, James Valentine, Mickey Madden

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  • +2
    General CommentObviously, sex. Being Maroon 5 it's about sex. But there's more to it.

    At first glance it's like an extra-marital one-night stand or even awkward first encounter in the back of the car while waiting for the car to cool down. To me it's a relationship breaking down. The car is a metaphor for their failing connection and the 'road' being their physical entanglement. He can't keep himself in check when they're finally in the moment and she, being a woman, hasn't reached climax yet. It's nature, really... but he feels guilt towards that, I'm thinking... or maybe it's simpler. It's his realisation that they're not as close or as in synch as he have once thought they were.

    'I know I don't know you but I want you so bad'

    Finally he understands that they're not meant to be, but the physical attraction still runs rampant between them. It's prolly cooled off more in her respect but is still there to some extent. Either that or it's the last attempt at putting the fire back in their union, which fails and fizzles it out completely, once and for all.

    'Everyone has a secret oh, can they keep it? Oh no they can't'

    Their secret is revealed, plain as day to the both of them now: they're no longer in love. They can't get the feeling back.

    Really, it's a very sad, morbid song that's only intensified by the haunting piano chords, especially at the beginning of the second chorus when realisation dawns.

    It scares me how much I get out of this album. ;)


    T.
    trinity_tragedyon June 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is great... i definitely think it's about sex though... but what a great song.
    CountTheStarsSCon March 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti want to say i agree with trinit_ tragedy ^^^^there
    moulin.rouge2001on June 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe no ones checked this song out. unbelievable! it has an alternative/soul vibe. excellent. their entire cd sounds great! check it out peoples.
    hellohelloon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha YESSSSSSS! the fuckin SEX SONG. adam actually sounds attractive in this one, believe it or not.
    literateandstylishon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first few times I listened to this song...it sucked. Big time. But eventually, it began to grow on me...like mold or something. ^_^
    takerzmuseon June 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfect sex song
    sweet summer sweaton April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree, sex song, wait not sex song SEX CD!!!. i couldnt believe it when i listend to it. i remember thinking, GOD THIS GUYS GIRLFRIEND IS LUCKY and then i saw the "this luv" video and i KNEW this guys girlfriend was lucky. now if only i cud do a similar video with the drummer of maroon 5.........
    kschoicefan88on May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song......its probably my favorite on the cd...mmmm yes.....very sexy and def. about sex. yummy. such a good song i just want to roll around in my sheets with my lover when i hear it.....
    k9ttyk1ton June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it me, or does he sound just like justin timberlake in the "HOOOOOOEEEEEE!!!! " part??
    giselitapron June 28, 2004   Link

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