"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


Lyrics submitted by Skyline_Evo8

"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
  • +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 CommentI think the song talks about how he has cheated on his gf. she found out, 'hence catching him in a lie' also where it says " Wake up with blood-shot eyes
    Struggled to memorize
    The way it felt between your thighs
    Pleasure that made you cry" waking up with blood shot eyes maybe he got trashed the night before... and ' struggled to memorize' what had happen, then realized he slept with someone and his gf had found out aparently before he knew wat he did.. and im thinking he feels sorry for it and thats why hes trying to get her back, but in the process hes thinking, well did i even give a fuck anyway? and saying she dont have the time, shes prolly tired of his excuses, but also there are parts in this song that throw me off, where he says he dont beleive wat SHE says anymore.. i mean she never lied it was him that cheated and fucked up so why does he not beleive in her anymore? maybe he dont beleive in her bc she wouldnt forgive him? but maybe shes just a tough girl and dont let guys get away with wat ever they want..

    i guess i have no real answer just a bunch of theories.. and ive read what everyone else here has put and im just putting my own little bit together.

    Feels so good to be bad
    Not worth the aftermath, after that
    After that, try to get you back.... ok this part means it feels good to do things ur not supposed to but it really isnt worth it in the long run because of the effect it came with. and hes tryin to get her back hes realized he messed up big time..


    this part.. "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
    " this is saying i dont have an excuse, u dont wana hear it.. and it makes me wonder if i even really care. i guess hes in that position where he steps back and looks at his life and is wondering if he even cared about her or if it was just sum ass?


    ok this part goes back to my theory of being trashed the night before.
    God damn my spinning head
    Decisions that made my bed
    Now I must lay in it
    And deal with things I left unsaid
    he says damn his spinning head. meaning hang over... decisions that made my bed now i must lay in it.. that means he made a decision now hes gota deal with it and take it like a man and deal with things left unsaid meaning things he lied to her about


    I want to dive into you
    Forget what you're going through
    I get behind, make your move
    Forget about the truth--- meaning he wants to just forget about it and continue boning her and for her to forget the pain he put her through. he wants to get her doggy style and make her do the work, and forget about wat really happen..


    I've been here before
    One day I'll wake up
    And it won't hurt anymore --- aparently hes been cheated on before and he knows people get over it in time..


    You caught me in a lie
    I have no alibi
    The words you say don't have a meaning --- she caught him in a lie, he has no excuse, im not sure what he means by the words u say dont have a meaning anymore, i still yet again dont see why hes bashing her when he is the one that messed up...


    and ' yea so this is goodbye' that means hes realized he screwed it up .. and there is no hope for a second chance. hes finally just figured out its not worth it
    red96taon November 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    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
  • 0
    General Commentwow this is my first comment i'm first at!
    i love maroon 5, this is their first new one i've heard in a long time.
    basically i think that he had a sexual relationship with somebody, they split up for some reason but deep down he kinda wants her back even though he pretends to hate her...
    OR my other idea was that he doesn't really like her that much, he just wanted the sex.
    xrach1807xon March 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr actually... reading it thorugh again.. it looks like he did something bad, and he can't get out of it so she finishes with him, he's upset but nothing can make her come back.
    xrach1807xon March 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds Like Backstreet Boys!!! Aghhhhh... What a shame!!! Marron 5 used to be one of my favourite bands.. but this song... sounds like a BSB and NSync's song... I didn't like it. :-(
    Adam Armstrongon March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song. reminds me of the kind-of-older stuff. i would have to say that he was in a relationship with someone and he cheated on them,
    "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"
    "You caught me in a lie
    I have no alibi"
    he lied about it to her and she knew he was lying, and he still cant make an excuse for it.
    GregLikesGirlson March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment@ greeneyedkatydid:

    Thanks, I think you're right. The only thing that's making me think twice is the number of syllables in that line, but I'll edit the lyrics anyways. But considering I had to type out the lyrics myself by listening to the song over and over again, I think I did I decent job, especially considering Levine's sometimes-hard-to-hear voice. =p
    Skyline_Evo8on April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love it! Ive been waiting for some more Maroon 5 stuff!

    very pleased:]
    spunkey117on April 02, 2007   Link

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