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Memories - Maroon 5

The ExperienceHere's to the ones... There are people who got us and get us through life. We're thankful.
The Vibe: Hope.
The Topic: Nostalgia. Loss. Sorrow.
The Value: Friendship. Gratitude.
The Tension: Everybody hurts sometimes everybody hurts someday (Sorrow has and will be part of our lives) VS. But everything gon' be alright go on raise a glass and say, ay Here's to the ones... (But the people in our lives are what get us through).

Music video: The closeup of Adam Levine, slow pan out and then fade to darkness emphasize the nostalgia and loneliness, but also the steadiness - he never moves - of the lyrics.

The Meaning of Memories: They are part of us: 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. The people still by our side -  toast to the ones here today. The people we've lost - toast to the ones that we lost on the way. Maroon 5 heavily sample Pachelbel's Canon for a still very much alive but also musing and introspective vibe. It's a sound that underlines Memories' message: even when we're alone, our relationships past and present keep us company.

Ask yourself: Who do you want to accompany you for the rest of your life?

Album: - (2019)

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, ay ay
But everything gon' be alright
Go on raise a glass and say, ay

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 that all 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, ay ay
But everything gon' be alright
Go on raise a glass and say, ay

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 (ay)
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories (ay)
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


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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