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Maps
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Lyrics


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Pack up
I'm straight
Enough

Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Made off
Don't stray
Well, my kind's your kind
I'll stay the same
Pack up
Don't stray

Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Overall Meaning

The song "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs is a heart-wrenching track about a woman pleading to her lover to stay with her despite their physical distance. The song's title "Maps" is an acronym for "My Angus Please Stay" because the song's lyrics were written by the band's lead singer, Karen O, to convince her boyfriend and bandmate, Angus Andrew, not to move away from their home. The first few lines of the song, "Pack up, I'm straight enough," suggest the singer has come to terms with their relationship and is ready to move on. However, her agonizing plea to her lover in the following lines, "Oh say, say, say, Wait, they don't love you like I love you, Maps, Wait, they don't love you like I love you," shows that she has not given up hope.


The song's lyrics showcase the desperation and the fear of losing someone you love. The chorus, "Wait, they don't love you like I love you, Maps," is a desperate plea, trying to convince her lover that no one can love him as she does. She is asking him to think about all the times they shared together and vows to stay the same, and "my kind's your kind." The lyrics' repetition and Karen O's emotional vocal delivery, coupled with the guitar's gentle strumming, make this song an emotional powerhouse. The vulnerability in Karen O's voice as she sings about a possible breakup tugs at the listener's heartstrings and makes this song a classic.


Line by Line Meaning

Pack up
Let's leave


I'm straight
I'm ready


Enough
No more


Oh say, say, say
Oh please, please, please


Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Hold on, they don't care about you like I do


Maps
The physical or metaphorical path we must take together


Made off
Let's go away


Don't stray
Don't wander


Well, my kind's your kind
We belong together


I'll stay the same
I'll never change


Oh say, say, say
Oh please, please, please


Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Hold on, they don't care about you like I do


Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Hold on, they don't care about you like I do


Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Hold on, they don't care about you like I do


Maps
The physical or metaphorical path we must take together


Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Hold on, they don't care about you like I do


Maps
The physical or metaphorical path we must take together


Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Hold on, they don't care about you like I do




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Brian Chase, Nicholas Joseph Zinner, Karen Lee Orzolek

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@brainflowersgarden

i have so many feelings about this song.

years ago, i was in a psych ward for attempted suicide. I met a woman there who was also there for the same thing. we bonded over the same feelings we felt.

before i left, she gave me a letter. it was pretty letter with rainbow lines on it. i still have it. we hugged and cried and said goodbye. after we both got out, we kept in touch. she introduced me to this song, and i'll always associate it with her.

meagan, i'll never forget you. thank you for being a friend to me during a difficult time in my life. i hope you're doing well now.

<3



@amberkilgore4231

Maps Song Lyrics:

Pack up
I'm straight
Enough

Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Made off
Don't stray
Well, my kind's your kind
I'll stay the same
Pack up
Don't stray

Oh say, say, say
Oh say, say, say

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don't love you like I love you....... ❤ ❤ ❤



All comments from YouTube:

@HelenaConnoisseur

POV: you're playing Rock band with your friends in june of 2008, good times

@carlrutter9372

POV of this POV: I'm old

@scarrlet69

EXACTLY. I was the drummer :)

@destinyrose2967

June’s my birthday

@PeaceEpieces

Don't make me cry

@richardsempertegui4Life

Didn’t wanna give you 👎🏼 speak for yourself

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@kathleenheck7910

Anyone else here in 2024? Still a great song!! Wish music was still like this!

@henryhughes8049

im gonna be here tomorrow next week and in 30 years

@g1stylempdesign929

Gut wrenching loveliness. True human love and loss. The struggle for balance and normalcy. Ruptured expectations and accepted conciliation to the depth of need, desire. Love

@tiffstarshining

Yup

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