"Not Coming Home" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael, Ryan Michael Dusick, James Valentine and Mickey Madden....
When you refuse me
You confuse me
What makes you think I'll let you in again
Think again, my friend
Go on, misuse me and abuse me
I'll come out stronger in the end

And does it make you sad
To find yourself alone
And does it make you mad
To find that I have grown
I'll bet it hurts so bad
To see the strength that I have shown

When you answer the door, pick up the phone
You won't find me 'cause I'm not coming home

You do not know how much this hurts me
To say these things that I don't want to say
But I have to say them anyway
I would do anything to end your suffering
But you would rather walk away

And does it make you sad
To find yourself alone
And does it make you mad
To find that I have grown
I'll bet it hurts so bad
To see the strength that I have shown

When you answer the door, pick up the phone
You won't find me 'cause I'm not coming home

And does it make you sad
To find yourself alone
And does it make you mad
To find that I have grown

Does it make you sad
To find yourself alone
Does it make you mad
To see that I have grown
Bet it hurts so bad
To see the strength that I have shown

When you answer the door, pick up the phone
You won't find me 'cause I'm not coming home

When you answer the door, pick up the phone
You won't find me 'cause I'm not coming home

When you answer the door, pick up the phone
You won't find me 'cause I'm not coming home


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"Not Coming Home" as written by James Valentine Adam Levine

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    General Commenti love the guitar and the rhythm in this song...i dont know what you guys are talking about with the whole "it sounds like the backstreet boys" thing, i dont think those two bands could even be compared...
    anyway. yeah, the lyrics aren't too hard to figure out. the girl that the guy is with thinks that she can just toss him around and treat him like dirt, and that he'll just keep on coming back. eventually the guy is fed up with that, and decides to leave her. but now that he's gone, the girl wants him even more (you want want you can't have, its true..)
    xjessicaax29on January 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha THIS SONG IS NOT LIVE!!!! :x! don't tell them i told you. it still sounds awesome when it actually IS live, however.
    literateandstylishon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems a little more pop-y but the lyrics are good
    deepdivineon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is missing some lyrics.....
    Girl in Greenon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I didn't like it, it sounds like the backstreet boys singing, it really sounds like a boyband in this song. But then after only focusing only on the lyrics I ended up liking this song. It's about him telling this girl this is the end, there's no way they are going back and that's because she kept hurting him until he got tired of it. It's a really good song if you listen to the lyrics...
    icydarkon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood God, I love this song.
    cvfmailmeon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMe too.
    killstaron October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti totally think the same thing about the backstreet boy comment, but this song rocks!
    rockstar853on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! literateandstylish- what makes you think it isn't live? Anyway, Maroon 5 is awesome in concert and on the cd. MAROON 5 ROCKS!!!
    ilovemaroon5on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs ever, man. M5 kicks ass. Best band I've seen in a LONG time. Probably the best band I've ever seen in my lifetime.

    Buuut...I'd say these lyrics are pretty much self explanitory. :p She's his girlfriend who is playing games with him. Then he decides he's done playing games, is moving on, and she want's him now. He doesn't like that he's hurting her, but he has to move on anyway because he doesn't want to play her twisted games anymore. That's how I see it anyway. :p
    claybeeon January 14, 2005   Link

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