You left me hanging from a thread we once swung from together
I licked my wounds, but I can't ever see them getting better
Something's gotta change
Things cannot stay the same

Her hair was pressed against her face
Her eyes were red with anger
Enraged by things unsaid, and empty beds, and bad behavior
Something's gotta change
It must be rearranged, oh

I'm sorry
I did not mean to hurt my little girl
It's beyond me
I cannot carry the weight of the heavy world
So goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Hope that things work out all right, yeah, whoa, whoa

The room was silent as we all tried so hard to remember
The way it feels to be alive
The day that he first met her
Something's gotta change
Things cannot stay the same

You make me think of someone wonderful, but I can't place her
I wake up every morning wishing one more time to face her
Something's gotta change
It must be rearranged, oh

I'm sorry
I did not mean to hurt my little girl
It's beyond me
I cannot carry the weight of the heavy world
So goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Hope that things work out all right

So much to love
So much to learn
But I won't be there to teach you, oh
I know I can be close
But I try my best to reach you

I'm so sorry
I did not mean to hurt my little girl
It's beyond me
I cannot carry the weight of a heavy world
So goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Hope that things work out all right, yeah, whoa, oh, yeah


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Goodnight Goodnight Lyrics as written by Adam Noah Levine

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  • +4
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    i think dyer's close.. but i think this song is more about him really liking the girl he's with, but he just can't get over a girl from his past.. and she can tell he's not completely there and she has to leave him because he's not over another girl yet and he can't help it ("it's beyond me") i donno thats just what i thoughht.

    totheendmcr04on May 25, 2007   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaning

    No no guys you got it all wrong. This is written for one of the band member's daughter. He's talking about how he has the band and how he is so busy with work, (going to concerts, recording, working, ect...) so he can't really spend a lot of time with his daughter. When it says "her hair was pressed against her face, her eyes red and enraged", he's talking about how the daughter gets sad and cries because she misses her dad, and he can't do anything about it and he feels bad. So he tries to heal the wound, but he's helpless. Sorry. MAROON FIVE LOVER.

    ADAMLEVINEon August 16, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I guess she won't be loved then, huh?

    Jayemelon May 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I'll be the first to mention that this song's intro starts off exactly like "Kryptonite".

    Skyline_Evo8on May 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    clever, jayemel. clever.

    jolietjakemcflyon May 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I'm pretty sure this song is about a guy dating or sleeping with a girl because she reminds him of an ex... For example: "You make me think of someone wonderful But I can’t place her I wake up every morning Wishing one more time to face her Something’s gotta change It must be rearranged, oh" But she younger, and he wants to try to teach her to be like her, but she can't be so he's leaving, and it was never his intention to hurt her.

    Dyeron May 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i love this song....i think it may be my favorite off the new album, this or Not Falling Apart...

    jenshack21on May 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    My take on the song is about a relationship gone bad.

    Their meeting is actually described in the second bridge. He wants meets a girl who he hopes is the girl of his dreams ('the way it feels to be alive the day that he first met her') but of course, she has her flaws and soon, he's 'wishing one more day to face her'.

    'So much to learn, so much to learn' really gives a hint to why the relationship's going bad. They're both really inexperienced, thus he calling her 'his little girl' and why he 'can't carry the weight of a heavy world'. He feels too young to commit.

    She finds out about the 'empty beds and bad behavior' and their fight results in 'her eyes ran with anger', she gets 'enraged by things unsaid'.

    'Goodnight, goodnight, hope that things work out all right,' the wish of a man to the woman he's leaving.

    In my opinion, the best song on their (great) new album. Beautiful and tragic at the same time.

    blinckxon July 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    I don't know I think that he is speaking of a relationship that has run it's course even though he doesn't want to let go. But there seems to be so much bad blood between them. He doesn't recognize her anymore....(You make me think of someone wonderful But I can’t place her I wake up every morning Wishing one more time to face her Something’s gotta change It must be rearranged, oh)

    To me, it sounds as if he may be narrating a conversation that he is having with his girlfriend...

    He wants to be with her, but it is just too much...He can't take it anymore...He want's to be there for her, but not the way she needs...

    iluvhimshootme73on August 06, 2007   Link
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    I think it's about a relationship falling apart. The lovers are obviously falling out of love of each other. The singer can't see the girl he once fell in love with. And he can't see a reason why he needs to stay in the relationship. Of course he cares for the girl still, but he thinks it's best that they move on.. so he wishes her a goodnight and that things work out for her. He'll still be around when she needs him but he is no longer in love. So it's like being friends with the ex kind of song. I like it!

    uhohnonoon November 04, 2007   Link

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