"The Way I Was" as written by and Adam Levine....
Making love to a picture frame
One more time tonight
You can tell by the lines in her smile
Something is not right

Where are you hiding (hiding)
She's on the outside
I'm on the inside crying (crying)
Just another crazy boy
Hungry for your

Hot love
Wrap yourself around me like a
Warm glove
The emptiness leaves me and I'm
Filled up
Never need to
Go back to the way I was
The way I was

I tried and tried and tried and tried
But I have no concept of consequence
And I'm a master of self defense
Days get longer
Life gets shorter
She rips me like no other
So oh dripping from head to toe

Where are you hiding (hiding)
She's on the outside
I'm on the inside crying (crying)

Hot love
Wrap yourself around me like a
Warm glove
The emptiness leaves me and I'm
Filled up
Never need to
Go back to the way I was
The way I was

Hot love
Wrap yourself around me like a
Warm glove
The emptiness leaves me and I'm
Filled up
Never need to
Go back to the way I was
The way I was

I can't make the same mistake
If you lose my love
It was yours to take
Break down your door
Take a little more
When I need you around

And I'm so terrified of leaving
It's a new low
Try and pick me up again but
Let go see how far I get without you
Desperately need more of your

Hot love
Wrap yourself around me like a
Warm glove
The emptiness leaves me and I'm
Filled up
Never need to
Go back to the way I was
The way I was

Hot love
Wrap yourself around me like a
Warm glove
The emptiness leaves me and I'm
Filled up
Never need to
Go back to the way I was
The way I was


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"The Way I Was" as written by Adam Levine

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    General CommentLOVE IT....
    preciousxjunkon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat, just great!...adams voice set the whole vibe with the piano doin an amazing job!
    omargarcia90on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti am in LOVE with this song.

    the first line...
    "making love to a picture frame one more time tonight"

    between the sound of adam's voice and the way it combines with the piano in these lyrics, these words really get to me every time. it's like....perfection.

    anyways...the meaning?

    he's found a girl unlike any other. forget his ex-lovers and the player he once was; now he's found what he truly wants.

    this girl has an amazing power over his emotions
    (ie: "And I'm so terrified of leaving
    It's a new low
    Try and pick me up again but
    Let go see how far i get without you")

    i don't think he HAS this girl COMPLETELY, but SHE has him. she's changed him.
    x3sillyshannonx3on January 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is electrifying! the piano, smooth bass and jangling drums are sexy! this song is frickin hot and should've been on the cd! this cd is really good and this song is a killer track!!! you'll listen til the very last note!!

    i loooooooooooooooooooooove it!
    crackerbugon June 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnice song.. i must agree with silly's interpretation ..as i can relate to the song
    Vybzon September 27, 2008   Link
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    My Opinioni love this song adam voice i never get tired of he knows the right lyrics to say evrytime to make you think and i love his music
    I can't make the same mistake
    If you lose my love
    It was yours to take
    Break down your door
    Take a little more
    When I need you around

    And I'm so terrified of leaving
    It's a new low
    Try and pick me up again but
    Let go see how far i get without you
    Desperately need more of your.

    simply the best part to me
    dp9241loveron June 12, 2011   Link

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