"Maps" as written by and Benjamin Levin Ammar Malik....
I miss the taste of the sweet life
I miss the conversation
I’m searching for a song tonight
I’m changing all of the stations
I like to think that we had it all
We drew a map to a better place
But on that road I took a fall
Oh baby why did you run away?

I was there for you
In your darkest times
I was there for you
In your darkest nights

But I wonder where were you
When I was at my worst
Down on my knees
And you said you had my back
So I wonder where were you
All the roads you took came back to me
So I’m following the map that leads to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you
Following, following, following to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you
Following, following, following

I hear your voice in my sleep at night
Hard to resist temptation
'Cause something strange has come over me
Now I can’t get over you
No I just can’t get over you

I was there for you
In your darkest times
I was there for you
In your darkest nights

But I wonder where were you
When I was at my worst
Down on my knees
And you said you had my back
So I wonder where were you
All the roads you took came back to me
So I’m following the map that leads to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you
Following, following, following to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Yeah yeah yeah
Oh oh

Oh I was there for you
Oh In you darkest times
Oh I was there for you
Oh In your darkest nights

Oh I was there for you
Oh In you darkest times
Oh I was there for you
Oh In your darkest nights

But I wonder where were you
When I was at my worst
Down on my knees
And you said you had my back
So I wonder where were you
All the roads you took came back to me
So I’m following the map that leads to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you
Following, following, following to you
The map that leads to you
Ain't nothing I can do
The map that leads to you
Following, following, following


Lyrics submitted by rosyjen916, edited by Johann4u

"Maps" as written by Adam Levine Benjamin Joseph Levin

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentMusic Video: Maps is a sad song... but it's an absolutely brutal music video. Because although the lyrics place Adam Levine's character as lonely and sad, the music video underlines the fact that he's also guilty - on that road I took a fall. There are mistakes that you will never get the chance to make right.
    amirbeon August 30, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSong generally covers a one sided trust relationship, where the other partner swears they have the others back but when things go down they are nowhere to be found.
    Speaking from experience it sucks, the whole feeling of being let down and abandoned. Hell my life was a combination of this and one more night for three years on and off. Finally burned the map and picked a random road to walk down.
    Xeroreion October 19, 2014   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHe misses her and how it was. He was there for her at her worst, but she wasn't there for him when he needed her, all the roads she took came back to him therefore he's going to follow the map that leads him back to her. I like the tune and the beat, but these words are too ambiguous on what he means. He loves her, she doesn't love him, but the paths she takes lead her to him so he's following a map to her? He must have been drunk and wandering the streets lost when he wrote this.
    rich saiudon January 24, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour basic cynical, "break up to make up" song from Maroon 5. I do love this one, though.
    PurplePantheron August 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationBased on the words, Adams meaning on Wiki, and the music video in short I think it means the relationship fell, it isn't working the way they planned.

    Don't feel like explaining it any further than that.
    gurton August 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt is about them being there for there partner but there partner wasn't there for them when they needed them
    It states:
    But I wonder where were you?When i was at my worst,down on my knees

    i think 'down on my knees' means they were begging for help but there partner didnt care.
    Hootybirdon October 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems like "Maps" is a song written from Behati's perspective. This song was probably written around the time they reunited and rekindled their relationship. Adam let Behati down, he realized he's done shit, and regrets doing what he did to her. But they're still in love and wants to find one another again.

    It could be that, or that by "where were you, when I was at my worst down on my knees" Adam is apologizing for whatever he did to Behati that was regrettable
    Cauldronon July 13, 2017   Link
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    General CommentAll the roads she took lead to him
    Maps could the ways she got to him through the troubled relationship
    So he’s following the same routes to be with her.
    If the video is supposed to make the song clearer
    Then seems like he was there till the end but she seems to be dead ( meaning even though she took the roads that came to him she s Still finished. They show her dead not gone off somewhere.
    If you don’t watch the video he seems very persistent in his chase for her. He is followin Almost stubbornly singing
    Where were you when I need you
    I am coming to you anyways .
    You laid out the map that leads to you.
    Justasongon November 24, 2017   Link

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