"Makes Me Wonder" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael and Mickey Madden....
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

I still don't have the reason
And you don't have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a fuck about you

Give me something to believe in
'Cause I don't believe in you
Anymore, anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to try
Yeah, so this is goodbye

God damn, my spinning head
Decisions that made my bed
Now I must lay in it
And deal with things I left unsaid
I want to dive into you
Forget what you're going through
I get behind; make your move
Forget about the truth

I still don't have the reason
And you don't have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a fuck about you

Give me something to believe in
'Cause I don't believe in you
Anymore, anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference
It even makes a difference to try (yeah)
And you told me how you're feeling
But I don't believe it's true
Anymore, anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to cry
(Oh no)
So this is goodbye

I've been here before
One day I'll wake up
And it won't hurt anymore
You caught me in a lie
I have no alibi
The words you say don't have a meaning
'Cause...

I still don't have the reason
And you don't have the time
And it really makes me wonder
If I ever gave a fuck about you and I...
And so this is goodbye

Give me something to believe in
'Cause I don't believe in you
Anymore, anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference
It even makes a difference to try
And you told me how you're feeling
But I don't believe it's true
Anymore, anymore
I wonder if it even makes a difference to cry
(Oh no)
So this is goodbye
So this is goodbye, yeah
So this is goodbye, yeah
So this is goodbye, yeah


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"Makes Me Wonder" as written by Jesse Royal Carmichael Adam Levine

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  • +3
    General CommentOne of the few "mainstream" bands I consider good. I think the song is about a screw up and a guy knowing he can't make up for it and wondering how he could do this if he ever cared. I kinda feel this way about my relationship that ended a few months ago.
    darthfodderon October 12, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIt's about a relationship that's going on and off, mostly because girl doesn't seem to care that much and she doesn't have the time for him, and they fight and break up, then make up, but this time after they got back together, she was even more distant and that's why he wonders if he ever gave a f**k about her and their relationship. He realizes he doesn't need that tension in his life, even though he cares about her: "So this is goodbye".
    Adam's biatchon November 01, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyric in Chorus 2 is "And it's over, I have a feeling", but other than that it seems right

    Adam said in an MTV interview that the song started out about a relationship that had gone sour, but also morphed into being partially about his feelings toward the Bush administration...so I guess it's just anti-Bushes in general...
    greeneyedkatydidon April 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And it really makes me wonder if I ever give a fuck about you"

    true... very true...
    tazieon April 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a relationship with somekind of bad girl. so it all makes sense. Actually in all the song including the part "And it really makes me wonder if I ever give a fuck about you" he wants to seem to her like he didnt care about her (but in deep he wanted her back)
    "Give me something to believe in
    'Cause I don't believe in you anymore"
    Its actually about her doing smthing wrong and he cant believe her anymore even if he wants her back
    fiftygameson April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that was in trouble, leading up to him cheating on his gf, then she uses this reason to end things.

    ************************
    Wake up with blood-shot eyes
    Struggled to memorize
    The way it felt between your thighs
    Pleasure that made you cry
    **********************

    He missed *^&()*g her

    *******************
    Feels so good to be bad
    Not worth the aftermath, after that
    After that, try to get you back
    ************************

    He cheated but wants to get back with gf

    **********************
    I still don't have the reason
    And you don't have the time
    And it really makes me wonder
    If I ever gave a fuck about you

    Give me something to believe in
    'Cause I don't believe in you anymore, anymore
    I wonder if it even makes a difference to try, yeah
    So this is goodbye
    *************************

    Their relationship was volatile...despite being an asshole, part of him still wants to save the relationship but she doesn't care anymore. He's hurt that she doesn't want him back. Playa.
    sweet_tiaon May 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUm, this song isn't about cheating. He has amazing sex with a girl, but everything that comes after it is is so ridiculous he wonders if he ever could of liked the girl, so he does the simplest and smartest thing and says goodbye.

    The "feels so good to be so bad" is a continuation of the sexual reference in the first stanza.
    Jayemelon May 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk yeah, I'm prepared to be crucified by the hardcore Maroon 5 lovers but yeah, I'd like to say first that I really like this song based off what it sounds like and the intonation of the lyrics with the melody of the song. With that said I think the lyrics and interpretaiton of this song is disgustingly callous and oversexed doesn't even begin to correctly identify whoever is singing the song if it isn't "Adam". A song about a guy who cheats on his girlfriend multiple times, lies about it, only wants to have sex with her again and acctually expects her to take him back...but yeah I'd just like to say again heart-wrenching emotional drama to a up beat disco beat is fun to listen to, but in actual practice could prove otherwise...sing a little diddy to your gf when she catches you in bed with another girl and see what happens...
    Ohimitsuon May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song u can not imagine what was going through my head im a big fan of them but i hated what this sounded like...then after awhile i used to tell people i still have not figured out if i like it or not...now im dancing in my livingroom so i guess I LOVE IT. it is kind of harsh though

    ok this is what its about...this song is about this man cheating on his girlfriend and he wants to know what made him do it if he loved her...then he thinks well if i cheated on her and i cant even give her a reason i really didnt give a fuck about her to begin with...also hes talking about the way most women react to mens excuses we dont have the time.
    C301626on June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe band actually said they wrote this song about politics, but I doubt that. I think it's about a relationship gone wrong, and he's thinking back and wondering if he really loved her.
    Fallen Leaveson June 29, 2007   Link

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