It Was Always You
Maroon 5 Lyrics


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Woke up sweating from a dream
With a different kind of feeling, oh
All day long my heart was beating
Searching for the meaning, oh

Hazel eyes, I was so color blind
We were just wasting time, uh uh babe
For my whole life, we never crossed the line
Only friends in my mind, but now I realize

It was always you
Can't believe I could not see it all this time
All this time
It was always you
Now I know why my heart wasn't satisfied
Satisfied
It was always you, you
No more guessing who
Looking back now I know it was always you
Always you

All my hidden desires
Finally came alive, hmm
No, I never told lies
To you so why would I
Start tonight

Hazel eyes, I was so color blind
We were just wasting time, uh uh yeah
For my whole life, we never crossed the line
Only friends in my mind, but now I realize

It was always you
Can't believe I could not see it all this time
All this time
It was always you
Now I know why my heart wasn't satisfied
Satisfied
It was always you, you
No more guessing who
Looking back now I know it was always you
Always you

Ah, yeah (you, you, you, always you, you, you)
Ah, yeah (you, you, you, always you, you, you)

Woke up sweating from a dream
With a different kind of feeling

It was always you
Even if I could not see it all this time
All this time
It was always you (always)
Now I know why my heart wasn't satisfied, satisfied
It was always you, you
No more guessing who
Looking back now I know it was always you, always you





It was always you

Overall Meaning

In Maroon 5’s “It Was Always You” the singer awakens from a dream with a newfound feeling that he has not had before. Throughout the day, he wonders about the meaning behind this feeling and why it is suddenly present. The singer then reflects on his past with someone he never truly considered romantically and admits that he was blinded by the idea that they were just friends. He proclaiming that “it was always you” and that his heart has finally realized this truth. The singer is putting himself in the vulnerable position of expressing his desire and explaining that he never lied to the person and now feels that it is necessary to confront his feelings.


The song is rooted in the idea of realization that you have been in love with someone all along, without even knowing it. The lyrics contain imagery of the eyes, referring to the setting of green eyes as a metaphor. This refers to how the singer couldn't see what the truth of his heart really wanted due to his color blindness. The song explores themes of vulnerability, honesty, and being true to oneself. It is a powerful reminder that sometimes one can become so entrenched in a prescribed relationship or friendship that they may not realize how much they love someone until much later.


Line by Line Meaning

Woke up sweating from a dream
I woke up feeling anxious and nervous from the dream I had.


With a different kind of feeling, oh
I felt a strange sensation in me that I couldn't identify or explain.


All day long my heart was beating
Throughout the day, my heart was racing and beating fast.


Searching for the meaning, oh
I was trying to find the cause of the feeling that kept bothering me.


Hazel eyes, I was so color blind
Despite looking into your hazel eyes, I couldn't see what was going on between us.


We were just wasting time, uh uh babe
We have been spending time together without any direction or purpose.


For my whole life, we never crossed the line
Throughout my life, you have always been just a friend, and we never went beyond that.


Only friends in my mind, but now I realize
Until now, my thoughts were limited to you being just a friend, but I am realizing otherwise.


It was always you
You were always the one in my heart, even though I couldn't see it before.


Can't believe I could not see it all this time
I can't believe that I took so long to identify my true feelings for you.


Now I know why my heart wasn't satisfied
I now understand why I felt incomplete or unsatisfied previously.


Satisfied
I finally feel fulfilled and gratified with the knowledge of your importance in my life.


No more guessing who
I don't have to speculate or wonder about my feelings for you anymore.


Looking back now I know it was always you, always you
When I reflect on our past, I realize that all along, it was you who occupied my heart and mind.


All my hidden desires
My secret feelings and longings for you have finally surfaced.


Finally came alive, hmm
I can now express my feelings for you without fear or hesitation.


No, I never told lies
I have never been dishonest or untruthful with you.


To you so why would I
There was no reason for me to hide my feelings or intentions from you.


Start tonight
I am ready to begin a new chapter in our relationship by letting you know how I feel.


Ah, yeah (you, you, you, always you, you, you)
I am overwhelmed and delighted to discover that it was always you who had my heart.


Woke up sweating from a dreamWith a different kind of feeling
The beginning of the song repeats itself to emphasize the intensity of the feeling.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JASON EVIGAN, JORDAN KENDALL JOHNSON, STEFAN JOHNSON, ADAM NOAH LEVINE, MARCUS LOMAX, SAM MARTIN

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