Memories
Maroon 5 Lyrics


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Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

There's a time that I remember, when I did not know no pain
When I believed in forever, and everything would stay the same
Now my heart feel like December when somebody say your name
'Cause I can't reach out to call you, but I know I will one day, yeah

Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you

There's a time that I remember when I never felt so lost
When I felt all of the hatred was too powerful to stop (ooh, yeah)
Now my heart feel like an ember and it's lighting up the dark
I'll carry these torches for ya that you know I'll never drop, yeah

Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

Here's to the ones that we got (oh)
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through (no, no)
Toast to the ones here today (ayy)
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories (ayy)
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo (ooh, yeah)
Memories bring back, memories bring back you

Yeah, yeah, yeah




Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, doh, doh
Memories bring back, memories bring back you

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Maroon 5's "Memories" are a tribute to loved ones who have passed on but still remain alive in our memories. The lyrics "Here's to the ones that we got, cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not," are a direct invocation to lost loved ones. The singer acknowledges the pain of missing them and the feelings of nostalgia that come with it. The repetition of the phrase "the drinks bring back all the memories" emphasizes the role of alcohol in helping us to reconnect with the memories of loved ones that we have lost, while the reference to lost loved ones "bringing back" memories, highlights the fact that memory is often triggered by external stimuli.


The second verse of the song reflects on the power of memory to shape our emotions. The singer reflects on a time when he was happy and carefree, before the loss of a loved one changed everything. He describes his heart feeling like December when someone mentions his loved one's name. This line alludes to the cold and dark nature of winter and the sense of emptiness that comes after loss. The chorus encourages listeners to raise a glass to those we have lost, as well as to those who are present with us. The song ends on a positive note, with the singer declaring that although everyone hurts sometimes, everything will be alright.


Line by Line Meaning

Here's to the ones that we got
Let's raise a glass to the people in our lives who are still with us.


Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
Here's to the people who have passed away, and we wish were here to celebrate with us.


'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Drinking is triggering memories of times gone by.


Of everything we've been through
We are reminded of all the experiences we've had in life.


Toast to the ones here today
Let's raise a glass to those who are with us now.


Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
Let's also raise a glass in memory of those who have passed away.


And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
The memories are so vivid they make it feel like the person we lost is still with us.


There's a time that I remember, when I did not know no pain
There was a time in the past when life didn't hurt as much.


When I believed in forever, and everything would stay the same
Back then, I had a strong sense of optimism and naivety that everything would be okay.


Now my heart feel like December when somebody say your name
Now, when I hear the person's name, my heart feels cold and empty like a winter day.


'Cause I can't reach out to call you, but I know I will one day, yeah
I can't talk to the person anymore, but I have hope that we will be reunited someday.


Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Instrumental interlude.


Everybody hurts sometimes
We all go through difficult times.


Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
No one is immune to pain and loss.


But everything gon' be alright
Despite the hard times, everything will eventually work out and be okay.


Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
Let's drink to this sentiment of hope and perseverance.


There's a time that I remember when I never felt so lost
I recall a time when everything felt clearer and more certain in life.


When I felt all of the hatred was too powerful to stop (ooh, yeah)
During that time, I believed that there was too much hatred and negativity in the world to overcome.


Now my heart feel like an ember and it's lighting up the dark
Now, even though things have been difficult, my heart still has a glimmer of hope.


I'll carry these torches for ya that you know I'll never drop, yeah
I will continue to hold onto hope and positivity, and carry it with me for both myself and the person who has passed.


Yeah, yeah, yeah
Instrumental outro with background vocals.


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, doh, doh
Instrumental outro with foreground vocals.


Memories bring back, memories bring back you
Overall, memories are powerful and emotional, and they can bring back the people we have lost in our lives.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Adam Levine, Jacob Hindlin, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan Johnson, Michael Pollack, Stefan Johnson, Vincent Ford

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@1trello983

Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
There's a time that I remember, when I did not know no pain
When I believed in forever, and everything would stay the same
Now my heart feel like December when somebody say your name
'Cause I can't reach out to call you, but I know I will one day, yeah
Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
There's a time that I remember when I never felt so lost
When I felt all of the hatred was too powerful to stop (ooh, yeah)
Now my heart feel like an ember and it's lighting up the dark
I'll carry these torches for ya that you know I'll never drop, yeah
Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
Here's to the ones that we got (oh)
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through (no, no)
Toast to the ones here today (ayy)
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories (ayy)
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo (ooh, yeah)
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, doh, doh
Memories bring back, memories bring back you



@Mysterious_Person.87

Seseorang asing itu menatap, dan anda hanya berharap kepadanya, padahal orang asing itu hanya sekedar melirik bukan tertarik, dan anda hanya mencoba mengikhlaskannya, padahal tidak sempat memilikinya.

Saya tidak tahu harus berkata seperti apa, tetapi rasanya sakit sekali, dan saya tidak tahu ada di bagian mana lukanya.

Hanya mengagumi bukan berarti mencintai, karena sadar bahwa saya tidak bisa memiliki anda.

Mencintai orang asing itu sangat lah nyata, tetapi memiliki Orang asing itu hanyalah sebatas kata, jika Antartika itu tepi bumi, mungkin antartika itu hanyalah sebatas pengagum yang lebih baik.

Jangan menjadi seperti zona yang kelam yang hanya datang untuk menyakiti orang baik. Namun, jadilah seperti pahlawan yang melindungi orang baik, meskipun selalu disakiti oleh orang jahat.

Saya terlalu mengharapkan anda sehingga harapan saya itulah yang akan menjadi saksi sejarah, bahwa betapa saya sangat mencintai anda.

Kedatangan anda sangat terlalu ramah, sehingga saya menjadi sangat terburu buru untuk menjadikan anda sebagai harapan saya di kehidupan masa depan yang akan datang.

Diselimuti rasa cemburu, tapi kaca menjelaskan siapa diri saya sebenarnya.

jika di sore hari saya mengalah demi malam, maka saya mengalah demi kebahagiaan anda.

Karena senja mengajarkan kita, bahwa sesuatu yang terlihat indah hanyalah bersifat sementara saja.

Jangan terlalu mencintai seseorang terlalu dalam, terkadang sebuah luka berasal dari seseorang yang kita sangat terlalu mengharapkan kedatangannya.

Karena setiap malam, saya masih berbicara kepada bulan purnama, dan masih mencoba mendapatkan anda.



@keyurjr7787

100 reasons to life
100 reasons to stay Alive❤️❤️❤️
1. to make your parents proud
2. to conquer your fears
3. to see your family again
4. to see your favourite artist alive
5. to listen to music again
6. to experience a new culture
7. to make new friends
8. to inspire
9. to have your own children
10. to adopt your own ped
11. to make yourself proud
12. to meet your idols
13. to lough until you cry
14. to feel tears of happiness
15. to eat youre favourite food
16. to see your siblings grow
17. to pass school
18. to get tatoo
19. to smile until youre cheeks hurt
20. to meet youre internet friends
21. to find someone who loves you like deserve
22. to eat ice cream on a hot day
23. to drink hot chocolate on a cold day
24. to see untouched snow in the morning
25. to see a sunset that sets the sky on fire
26. to see stars light up the sky
27. to read a book that changes your life
28. to see the flowers in the spring
29. to see the leaves change from green to brown
30. to travel abroad
31. to learn a new language
32. to learn to draw
33. to tell others your story in the hopes of helping them
34. Puppy kisses.
35. Baby kisses (the open mouthed kind when they smack their lips on your cheek).
36. Swear words and the release you feel when you say them.
37. Trampolines.
38. Ice cream.
39. Stargazing.
40. Cloud watching.
41. Taking a shower and then sleeping in clean sheets.
42. Receiving thoughtful gifts.
43. “I saw this and trought of you“
44. The feeling you get when someone you love says, ”I love you.“
45. The relief you feel after crying.
46. Sunshine.
47. The feeling you get when someone is listening to you/giving you their full attention.
48. Youre future wedding.
49. Youre favourite candy bar.
50. New clothes.
51. Witty puns.
52. Really good bread.
53. Holding your child in your arms for the first time.
54. Completing a milestone (aka going to college, graduating college, getting married, getting your dream job.)
55. The kind of dreams where you wake up and can't stop smiling.
56. The smell before and after it rains.
57. The sound of rain against a rooftop.
58. The feeling you get when youre dancing.
59. The person (or people) that mean the most to you. Stay alive for them.
60. Trying out new recipes.
61. The feeling you get when your favourite song comes on the radio.
62. The rush you get when you step onto a stage.
63. You have to share your voice and talents and knowledge with the world because they are so valuable.
64. Breakfast in bed.
65. Getting a middle seat in the movie theatre.
66. Breakfast for dinner (because its so much better at night than in the morning).
67. Meaningful sex.
68. Forgiveness.
69. Water balloon fights.
70. New movies from youre favourite actors.
71. Fireflies.
72. Birthdays.
73. Realizing that someone loves you.
74. Spending the day with someone you love.
75. Spending the whole day in bed.
76. Eating a whole pint of youre favourite chocolate.
77. Floating in water on youre back and just staring up at the sky.
78. First dates (even the bad ones make for funny stories.)
79. Bongires and s’mores.
80. Relationships where you love someone but aren’t in love with them.
81. Coming home to someone you love.
82. The color of automn leaves when they change summer.
83. Singing songs at the top of your lungs with youre friends.
84. Cuddling.
85. Being wrapped up in a warm bed.
86. Someone’s skin against yours.
87. Holding hands.
88. The kind of hugs when you can feel a weight being lifted off your shoulders. The kind of hug where youre breath syncs with the other person’s, and you feel like the only two people in the world.
89. Singing off key with your best friends.
90. Road trips.
91. Spontaneous adventures.
92. The feeling of sand beneath your toes.
93. The feeling when the first ocean wave rolls up and envelops your toes and ankles and knees.
94. Thunderstorms.
95. Your first (or hundredth) trip to Disneyland.
96. The taste of your favourite food.
97. The child- like feeling you get on Christmas morning.
98. The day when everything finally goes your way.
99. Compliments and praise.
100. to look on this moment in 10 years time and realise you did it
ps: there are so many beautiful things to live. So live and live and live!❤️



@RodPlayTogetherdhmc

Lyrics:
Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
There's a time that I remember, when I did not know no pain
When I believed in forever, and everything would stay the same
Now my heart feel like December when somebody say your name
'Cause I can't reach out to call you, but I know I will one day, yeah
Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
There's a time that I remember when I never felt so lost
When I felt all of the hatred was too powerful to stop (ooh, yeah)
Now my heart feel like an ember and it's lighting up the dark
I'll carry these torches for ya that you know I'll never drop, yeah
Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
Here's to the ones that we got (oh)
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through (no, no)
Toast to the ones here today (ayy)
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories (ayy)
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo (ooh, yeah)
Memories bring back, memories bring back you
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, doh, doh
Memories bring back, memories bring back you



@arkaloeugenius2134

Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

Tequila drinkin', double shot, yeah, I need you
I know this life it look nice but it get deeper
I run from reapers, dodge bullets from Glock, Ninas
I live my life tryna prove myself to non-believers, gotta stop that
The devil talkin', I block that
Got some homies in Heaven now, they watch my back
For all this pain, we numb it with champagne
Hunnid bottles in the club, that's a goddamn shame

Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy-ayy (4Hunnid)
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

Here's to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you

Look
I done lost love, lost fifties, lost dubs
Lost fights, nigga, lost life of loved ones
Lost time, pressin' rewind, it won't budge
It's alright, you can tell me your truth, I won't judge
I done lost too, relationships you could call true
You hit me up and I'm gon' fall through
Tellin' lies to sound true, like it's all you
Learn to love what's imperfect, that's what God do

Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy-ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

Here's to the ones that we got (oh-oh)
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we've been through (no, no)
Toast to the ones here today (ayy)
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories (ayy)
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Memories bring back, memories bring back you

Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo (ooh, yeah)
Memories bring back, memories bring back you

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no
Memories bring back, memories bring back you



All comments from YouTube:

@kshitijparihar

The saddest part of life is when the person who gave you the best memories becomes a memory

@munchkin54

yup 💔

@lydialy_z015

👌

@ashishoct31

Felt it 💔

@Shinzou

bruh dont make me sadder than i already am

@sarahhu5106

This hit hard

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@CtPors

Literally I cried after knowing that this song is for his manager who passed away.

@msMuffet.

Ohhhh really?? That’s so sad🖤

@angelRodriguez-wu1fr

WAiT NOOoOoOoOoOo

@rockyamisola9151

Sad :(

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