Unkiss Me
Maroon 5 Lyrics


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If you respect me
Don't protect me
You can tell me, I can handle it
Stop pretending, 'cause we're going down
If you let go, then just let go
It's disrespectful how you've handled this
Never ending, kinda run around
I lie to my heart 'cause I thought you felt it
You can't light a fire, if the candle's melted
No you don't have to love me
If you don't wanna
Don't act like I mean nothing
But if you're gonna
Well, when you're better off

Unkiss me, untouch me
Untake this heart
And I'm missing
Just one thing
A brand new star

Can't erase this, can't delete this
I don't need this, I can't handle it
I just feel it, that you're over us
If I wait here, if I see you
It won't matter, what's the point of this?
We're in pieces, because you're over us, oh

I lie to my heart 'cause I thought you felt it
You can't light a fire, if the candle's melted
No you don't have to love me
If you don't wanna
Don't act like I mean nothing
But if you're gonna
Well, when you're better off

Unkiss me, untouch me
Untake this heart, yeah yeah
And I'm missing
Just one thing
A brand new star
So unkiss me
So unkiss me, yeah, yeah yeah

So baby let go
Gotta let go
It's disrespectful, I can't handle this
Never ending, kinda run around

Yeah, unkiss me, untouch me
Untake this heart, oh no no no no
And I'm missing (I'm missing)
Just one thing
A brand new star
So unkiss me




So unkiss me
Unkiss me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Maroon 5's "Unkiss Me" depict a relationship that has come to an end, with the two individuals struggling to let go of each other. The singer pleads for honesty, asking the other person to stop pretending and just let go if they no longer feel the same way. They explain how it feels disrespectful to have been handled in the way they have and the situation has become a continuous cycle of false hope and disappointment.


The chorus ("Unkiss me, untouch me, untake this heart...") has a sense of desperation and urgency, with the singer wanting to erase any remnants of the relationship they once had. They ask for a "brand new star," symbolizing a new beginning or a fresh start.


The lines "I lie to my heart 'cause I thought you felt it / You can't light a fire, if the candle's melted" emphasize the futility of holding onto a relationship that has already reached its end. They acknowledge that they were wrong to continue believing in something that no longer existed.


Overall, "Unkiss Me" is a powerful song about the pain of letting go of someone you love, and the struggle to move on from a relationship that has ended.


Line by Line Meaning

If you respect me
If you truly care about me


Don't protect me
Don't try to shield me from the truth


You can tell me, I can handle it
You can be honest with me, I can handle the truth


Stop pretending, 'cause we're going down
Stop pretending everything is okay, our relationship is failing


If you let go, then just let go
If you're going to end things, do it decisively


It's disrespectful how you've handled this
I feel disrespected by how you've handled the end of our relationship


Never ending, kinda run around
We keep going in circles and can't seem to move forward


I lie to my heart 'cause I thought you felt it
I deceived myself into thinking you had the same feelings for me


You can't light a fire, if the candle's melted
Our relationship has run its course


No you don't have to love me
You don't have to love me anymore


If you don't wanna
If you don't want to be with me


Don't act like I mean nothing
Don't pretend like what we had didn't matter


Well, when you're better off
You'll be better off without me


Unkiss me, untouch me
Remove all memories of our physical intimacy


Untake this heart
Take back your love and affection


And I'm missing
And the only thing I'm missing


Just one thing
Is one thing


A brand new star
A fresh start


Can't erase this, can't delete this
I can't just forget about us


I don't need this, I can't handle it
I don't need the pain and I can't deal with it anymore


I just feel it, that you're over us
I can sense that you have moved on from our relationship


If I wait here, if I see you
If I keep waiting for you or seeing you


It won't matter, what's the point of this?
It won't make a difference, why are we even trying to make it work


We're in pieces, because you're over us, oh
Our relationship is shattered because you're no longer invested in it


So baby let go
It's time to move on


Gotta let go
We have to let go of this relationship


Yeah, unkiss me, untouch me
Remove all traces of our physical intimacy


And I'm missing (I'm missing)
The only thing I miss


So unkiss me
Erase the memory of our kisses


Unkiss me
Let's forget about our past physical relationship




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ADAM NOAH LEVINE, JOHAN JENS ERIK CARLSSON, ROSS GOLAN

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