Animals
Maroon 5 Lyrics


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Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals
Baby I'm

So what you trying to do to me
It's like we can't stop, we're enemies
But we get along when I'm inside you, eh
You're like a drug that's killing me
I cut you out entirely
But I get so high when I'm inside you

Yeah, you can start over you can run free
You can find other fish in the sea
You can pretend it's meant to be
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me
But no, oh

Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

So if I run it's not enough
You're still in my head forever stuck
So you can do what you wanna do, eh
I love your lies I'll eat 'em up
But don't deny the animal
That comes alive when I'm inside you

Yeah, you can start over you can run free
You can find other fish in the sea
You can pretend it's meant to be
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me
But no, oh

Baby I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside-side-side-side
Yeah yeah yeah

No girl, don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no girl don't lie)
You can't deny, ny-ny-ny (you can't deny)
The beast inside-side-side-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yo
Whoa
Whoa
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals
Just like animals (yeah)
Animals (yeah)
Like animals-mals (yeah)
Ow

Baby I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals-mals
Baby I'm

Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside-side-side-side
Yeah yeah yeah

No girl, don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no, girl don't lie)
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny (you can't deny)



The beast inside-side-side-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Maroon 5's "Animals" revolve around the idea of the animalistic nature of desire and lust. The main character is preying on someone he is physically attracted to, suggesting they are like two animals in the wild. The lyrics make it clear that the attraction is purely physical, and the idea of a deeper connection or commitment is neither necessary nor desirable. The character indulges in their desire despite acknowledging its destructive qualities, likening this lust to a drug.


The chorus repeats the animalistic imagery, with the character proclaiming that they will "hunt" their prey and "eat" them "alive." The idea of hiding is also mentioned, suggesting that the other person may be trying to resist the attraction. Despite this, the character is portrayed as being all-consuming, with the other person unable to escape their grip.


The lyrics do not shy away from the more explicit aspects of the situation, with lines such as "The beast inside-side-side-side" and "I can still hear you making that sound, taking me down rolling on the ground." The repetition of the lyrics throughout the song highlights the obsessive and all-consuming nature of the attraction.


Interestingly, the official music video for the song features Adam Levine stalking and obsessing over the character played by his now-wife, Behati Prinsloo. The video has received criticism for its depiction of violence against women.


Overall, "Animals" is a song about the raw, physical nature of desire and attraction. The lyrics are blunt and explicit, leaving little room for interpretation.


Line by Line Meaning

Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
I am actively seeking you out tonight, with the intention to hunt you down and consume you.


Hunt you down eat you alive
I will chase you, overpower you, and devour you.


Just like animals
I am behaving like an instinct-driven, primal animal.


Animals
The animalistic behavior is being emphasized.


Maybe you think that you can hide
You may believe that you can conceal yourself from me.


I can smell your scent for miles
I possess an acute sense of smell, enabling me to detect your presence from a long distance.


So what you trying to do to me
I am questioning your intentions towards me.


It's like we can't stop, we're enemies
We seem to be constantly at odds with each other, and unable to resolve our issues.


But we get along when I'm inside you, eh
The only time we are able to temporarily set aside our differences and communicate well is during sexual intercourse.


You're like a drug that's killing me
I am addicted to you, even though it is detrimental to my well-being.


I cut you out entirely
I have tried to eliminate you from my life completely.


But I get so high when I'm inside you
However, when I engage in sexual activity with you, I experience a strong, addictive high.


Yeah, you can start over you can run free
You have the option to move on and lead your own life.


You can find other fish in the sea
You can pursue other romantic partners.


You can pretend it's meant to be
You can rationalize that our relationship was never meant to be.


But you can't stay away from me
However, you cannot resist the temptation of being with me.


I can still hear you making that sound
I can vividly recall the sounds you make during sexual intercourse.


Taking me down rolling on the ground
Our sexual nature is intense and physical, causing us to roll around on the ground.


You can pretend that it was me
You can imagine that those sounds and experiences were with someone else.


But no, oh
However, that could never be truly satisfying to you.


So if I run it's not enough
Even if I try to distance myself from you, it will not be sufficient.


You're still in my head forever stuck
My memories and thoughts of you will always linger and torment me.


So you can do what you wanna do, eh
You are free to take whatever actions you desire.


I love your lies I'll eat 'em up
I am drawn to your lies and will eagerly accept them.


But don't deny the animal
Do not suppress the primal instinctual behavior, embrace it.


That comes alive when I'm inside you
The animalistic behavior and sensation only emerges when we engage in sexual activity.


Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
Do not fabricate or conceal any information, truthfulness is required.


You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
You cannot refuse to acknowledge or accept the truth of the situation.


The beast inside-side-side-side
The primal animalistic nature that resides within us both.


No girl, don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no girl don't lie)
I am urging you to be honest and truthful.


You can't deny, ny-ny-ny (you can't deny)
You cannot reject or refuse to recognize the truth.


The beast inside-side-side-side
The primal animalistic nature within us both.


Ow
An exclamation of excitement, signaling the intensity of the situation.


Animals
The theme of animalistic behavior is being emphasized again.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Adam Levine, Johan Schuster, Levin Benjamin

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

The Dark Lord

🎤 Lyrics:

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm... (Hey)

[Verse 1]
So what you trying to do to me? (Hey)
It's like we can't stop, we're enemies (Hey)
But we get along when I'm inside you, yeah (Hey)
You're like a drug that's killing me (Hey)
I cut you out entirely (Hey)
But I get so high when I'm inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it's meant to be (Hey)
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm... (Hey)

[Verse 2]
So if I run, it's not enough (Hey)
You're still in my head, forever stuck (Hey)
So you can do what you wanna do, yeah (Hey)
I love your lies, I'll eat 'em up (Hey)
But don't deny the animal (Hey)
That comes alive when I'm inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it's meant to be
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm...

[Bridge]
Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don't lie)
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny (You can't deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yo-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals (Hey, hey)
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals, oww!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm...

[Outro]
Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don't lie)
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny (You can't deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah



Kelven Queiroz

Animals
Maroon 5

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

So what you trying to do to me?
It's like we can't stop, we're enemies
But we get along when I'm inside you
You're like a drug that's killing me
I cut you out entirely
But I get so high when I'm inside you

Yeah, you can start over
You can run free
You can find another fish in the sea
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down, rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm
So if I run, it's not enough
You're still in my head, forever stuck
So you can do what you wanna do
I love your lies, I'll eat 'em up
But don't deny the animal
That comes alive when I'm inside you

Yeah, you can start over
You can run free
You can find another fish in the sea
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down, rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny, ny, ny, ny
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no girl don't lie)
You can't deny, ny, ny, ny (you can't deny)
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Woah, woah, woah

Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Ah, ooh!

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny, ny, ny, ny (yeah)
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no girl don't lie)
You can't deny, ny, ny, ny (you can't deny)
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah



Fernanda Vilas

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

So what you trying to do to me?
It's like we can't stop, we're enemies
But we get along when I'm inside you
You're like a drug that's killing me
I cut you out entirely
But I get so high when I'm inside you

Yeah, you can start over
You can run free
You can find another fish in the sea
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down, rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

So if I run, it's not enough
You're still in my head, forever stuck
So you can do what you wanna do
I love your lies, I'll eat 'em up
But don't deny the animal
That comes alive when I'm inside you

Yeah, you can start over
You can run free
You can find another fish in the sea
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down, rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny, ny, ny, ny
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no girl don't lie)
You can't deny, ny, ny, ny (you can't deny)
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Woah, woah, woah

Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Ah, ooh!

Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm

Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny, ny, ny, ny (yeah)
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (no girl don't lie)
You can't deny, ny, ny, ny (you can't deny)
The beast inside, side, side, side
Yeah, yeah, yeah



madhon hi

Baby I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals
Baby I'm

So what you trying to do to me
It's like we can't stop we're enemies
But we get along when I'm inside you
You're like a drug that's killing me
I cut you out entirely
But I get so high when I'm inside you

Yeah you can start over you can run free
You can find other fish in the sea
You can pretend it's meant to be
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me
But no

Baby I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals
Baby I'm

So if I run it's not enough
You're still in my head forever stuck
So you can do what you wanna do
I love your lies I'll eat 'em up
But don't deny the animal
That comes alive when I'm inside you

Yeah you can start over you can run free
You can find other fish in the sea
You can pretend it's meant to be
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound
Taking me down rolling on the ground
You can pretend that it was me
But no

Baby I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals
Baby I'm

Don't tell no lie, lie lie lie
You can't deny, ny ny ny
The beast inside, side side side
Yeah yeah yeah

No girl don't lie, lie lie lie
You can't deny, ny ny ny
The beast inside, side side side
Yeah yeah yeah

Just like animals
Animals
Like animals
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals

Baby I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals

Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals
Animals
Like animals
Baby I'm

Don't tell no lie, lie lie lie
You can't deny, ny ny ny
The beast inside, side side side
Yeah yeah yeah

No girl don't lie, lie lie lie
You can't deny, ny ny ny
The beast inside, side side side
Yeah yeah yeah



Luis Eduardo

Cariño, te estoy aprovechando esta noche
Cazarte, comerte vivo
Al igual que los animales, animales, como animales-mals
Tal vez piensas que puedes esconderte
Puedo oler tu aroma desde millas
Al igual que los animales, animales, como animales-mals
Cariño, soy

Entonces, ¿qué estás tratando de hacerme?
Es como si no pudiéramos parar, somos enemigos
Pero nos llevamos bien cuando estoy dentro de ti
Eres como una droga que me está matando
Te eliminé por completo
Pero me drogo tanto cuando estoy dentro de ti

Sí, puedes empezar de nuevo
puedes correr libre
Puedes encontrar otro pez en el mar
Puedes fingir que está destinado a ser
Pero no puedes alejarte de mí
Todavía puedo escucharte haciendo ese sonido
Derribándome, rodando por el suelo
Puedes fingir que fui yo, pero no, oh

Cariño, te estoy aprovechando esta noche
Cazarte, comerte vivo
Al igual que los animales, animales, como animales-mals
Tal vez piensas que puedes esconderte
Puedo oler tu aroma desde millas
Al igual que los animales, animales, como animales-mals
Cariño, soy



Giovanni

LYRICS

Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm... (Hey)

[Verse 1]
So what you trying to do to me? (Hey)
It's like we can't stop, we're enemies (Hey)
But we get along when I'm inside you, yeah (Hey)
You're like a drug that's killing me (Hey)
I cut you out entirely (Hey)
But I get so high when I'm inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it's meant to be (Hey)
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm... (Hey)

[Verse 2]
So if I run, it's not enough (Hey)
You're still in my head, forever stuck (Hey)
So you can do what you wanna do, yeah (Hey)
I love your lies, I'll eat 'em up (Hey)
But don't deny the animal (Hey)
That comes alive when I'm inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it's meant to be
But you can't stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm...

[Bridge]
Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don't lie)
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny (You can't deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yo-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals (Hey, hey)
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals, oww!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Chorus]
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I'm...

[Outro]
Don't tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don't lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don't lie)
You can't deny-ny-ny-ny (You can't deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah



All comments from YouTube:

Tanzim I

This is the type of song you’d sing as a kid and realise what the lyrics mean when u grow up

Chocorara

Yes :(

Ryan Renolds

I know right

{-Nada-}

the thing is when i was a kid, i already knew what it meant so i never sung it but i still listened to it

mqultixmills 1

My life story

Miruthula Thirugnanam

Oh god yes!!!

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my stupidity is beyond your understanding

THIS WAS MY FAVOURITE SONG AS A KID. i really wonder what my parents were thinking when i kept asking for them to play this song on the radio.. STILL, THIS SONG IS AMAZING NONETHELESS. STILL FIRE EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.

Apple (Timmyiswaken)

Same :D

Директор

А о чем она? Я не понимаю

BouncyCali

After all these years 😂 it's only 8 years ago. Damn you got me feeling old now lol

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