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Maps
Maroon 5 Lyrics


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I miss the taste of a sweeter 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
Because something strange has come over me
Now I can't get over you
No, I just can't get over you, ooh

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, ah
Oh, oh, oh, ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, ah
Oh, oh, mmm, ah

Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your darkest times
Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your darkest nights

Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your 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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Maroon 5's "Maps" describes the feeling of longing and missing someone who has moved on despite the efforts of the singer in trying to make things work. The first verse reveals that the singer misses the happier times and their conversations with the other person. However, things have changed as the singer has taken a fall, possibly referencing a past mistake, and the other person has left. In the chorus, the singer questions where the other person was when they were struggling, especially since the singer claims to have always been there for the other person in their "darkest times" and "darkest nights." Nonetheless, the singer continues to follow the map that leads to the person they miss, saying "there's nothing I can do."


The second verse implies that the singer has been having trouble moving on as they hear the other person's voice in their sleep and find it hard to resist thinking about them. The chorus repeats, emphasizing the singer's search for answers and desire to reconnect with the person despite everything.


Overall, "Maps" is about the feelings of loss, longing, and the desire to reconnect with the person who has moved on. The lyrics express the pain of feeling like one's efforts were not reciprocated, making it difficult to move on and leading to a continued search for that person.


Line by Line Meaning

I miss the taste of a sweeter life
I long for the times when life was easier and less complicated


I miss the conversation
I miss the connection and communication we shared


I'm searching for a song tonight
I'm trying to find a song to help me cope with missing you


I'm changing all of the stations
I'm trying to avoid songs that remind me of you


I like to think that we had it all
I like to believe that we had a perfect relationship and future together


We drew a map to a better place
We made plans together for a better future


But on that road I took a fall
But I made a mistake that caused our relationship to fall apart


Oh baby, why did you run away?
I'm still hurt by the fact that you left without explanation


I hear your voice in my sleep at night
You still haunt my thoughts and dreams


Hard to resist temptation
I'm finding it hard to move on and give up the hope of us getting back together


Because something strange has come over me
Because I can't seem to let go of our past relationship and the memories we shared


Now I can't get over you
I'm struggling to move on and forget about you


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?
I feel betrayed that you weren't there for me when I needed you most, despite your promises


All the roads you took came back to me
I keep finding reminders of you everywhere I go


So I'm following the map that leads to you
I'm still holding out hope that we'll be together again someday


The map that leads to you Ain't nothing I can do Following, following, following to you
I feel like I have no control over my feelings for you and can't help but follow the path that leads back to you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Benjamin Levin, Adam Noah Levine, Ammar Malik, Ryan Benjamin Tedder, Noel Patrick Zancanella

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@붕어붕알

[Verse 1]
I miss the taste of a sweeter 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?

[Pre-Chorus]
I was there for you in your darkest times
I was there for you in your darkest night

[Chorus]
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?
When all the roads you took came back to me

[Post-Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
I hear your voice in my sleep at night
Hard to resist temptation
'Cause something strange has come over me
And now, I can't get over you
No, I just can't get over you, ooh

[Pre-Chorus]
I was there for you in your darkest times
I was there for you in your darkest nights

[Chorus]
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?
When all the roads you took came back to me

[Post-Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
Oh, oh, oh, ah
Ooh, oh, oh, ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, ah
Ah, ah, mmm, ah
Oh, I was there for you, oh, in your darkest time
Oh, I was there for you, oh, in your darkest night
Oh, I was there for you, oh, in your darkest time
Oh, I was there for you, oh, in your darkest night

[Chorus]
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?
When all the roads you took came back to me

[Post-Chorus]
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



@Tharukadesilva1

I miss the taste of a sweeter 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 night

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?
When 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



@KaidenKaiy

Lyrics :
I miss the taste of a sweeter 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 night
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?
When 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 night
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?
When 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, ah
Oh, oh, oh, ah
Ye, ye, ye, ah
Ah, ah, mmh, ah
Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your darkest times
Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your darkest night
Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your darkest times
Oh, I was there for you
Oh, in your darkest night
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?
When 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



@adlanroznan2354

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



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