Wait - Maroon 5




The Experience: It's a special occasion, not invited... When the person you care most about won't let you in...

Music video: Three elements outline a marriage in crisis. First, all the other women in the video come from her side. Her unwarranted jealousy is part of the problem - he doesn't want anything to do with those women. He only has eyes for her. Second, he doesn't know his wife: when he tries to cup her face in his hands he only smears it. Third, the breakdown hurts both of them. The video begins with both of them dead in the coffin. The only way he gets a response from her is by hurting her - the scorpion's sting and with it her family's anger at him. And as she drives away their life together - the house - unravels. And Adam Levine with it.

The Meaning of Wait: Adam Levine carries on a one-sided dialogue begging his love to stay. One-sided because there's no answer. But also because he's focused on his emotions - got these feelings that I'm tired of holding on - but is clueless about hers. He wants forgiveness but know enough to ask for it, or how to. His confusion and frustration is where the lyrics begin and end. You have to go to the music video to understand the deeper dynamics of this love gone hopeless.

Ask yourself: Do you know the person you claim to love?

Album: Red Pill Blues (2017)

LYRICS:


Dirty looks from your mother
Never seen you in a dress that color, no
It's a special occasion
Not invited but I'm glad I made it

Oh, let me apologize
I'll make up, make up, make up, make up for all those times
Your love, I don't wanna lose
I'm beggin', beggin', beggin', beggin', I'm beggin' you

Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
Just wait, can you come here please? 'Cause I wanna be with you
Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
Just wait, can you come here please? 'Cause I wanna be with you

Can we talk for a moment?
Got these feelings that I'm tired of holding on
Wasn't tryna get wasted
I needed more than three or four to say this, so

Let me apologize (yea)
I'll make up, make up, make up, make up for all those times (all those times)
Your love, I don't wanna lose
I'm beggin', beggin', beggin', beggin', I'm beggin' you

Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
Just wait, can you come here please? 'Cause I wanna be with you
Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
Just wait, can you come here please? 'Cause I wanna be with you

You say I'm just another bad guy
You say I've done a lot of things I can't undo
Before you tell me for the last time
I'm beggin', beggin', beggin', beggin', beggin' you

Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
Just wait, can you come here please? 'Cause I wanna be with you
Wait, can you turn around, can you turn around?
Just wait, can we work this out, can we work this out?
Just wait, can you come here please? 'Cause I wanna be with you


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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