Maroon 5 – Memories (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

“Memories” is a brand new single by the music group Maroon 5 from their upcoming seventh studio album. The song turns a page away from Maroon 5’s usual upbeat rhythms and notches it down to a moody reflection on relationships.

The “Girls Like You” hitmakers, Maroon 5 first teased the upcoming single on their Twitter handle with the single artwork and song title. Five days later, on September 20th, the song was released as the first single off of their new album.

Meaning of “Memories” by Maroon 5

“Memories” reflect on a variety of aspects of life that we try to hold close and dear to us forever. Our first kiss, the first crush, that one specific birthday, one embarrassing moment, graduation, drinking with friends and the list goes on and on. We live and survive on these memories.

However, there is also a slight undertone that this song is about that special one. Scrolling down the memory lane, you are bound to come across a few lovers whom you imagined your entire future with. The lovers that did not work out, the lovers that almost did, and the lover that did work out. Every little thing that holds dear to us is permanently embedded in our memory drives.

Maroon 5 also pours a glass to the ones who have left us and this world along our journey. They also salute the ones who are still there with us, and who will be with us through this journey of life.

Why did Maroon 5 make “Memories”?

In a Tweet, Adam Levine explained who the song is dedicated to;

“This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss. In other words, this song is for all of us.”

Listen to “Memories” by Maroon 5

Download “Memories” Single on Apple Music and Amazon

On the single artwork are a few lines written on a moving box. The box name is written as ‘picture albums’ and contents of the box are described as ‘Memories.’ Is Maroon 5 trying to hint the title of their upcoming album? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out the lyrics next.

Adam McDonald

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6 Responses

  1. Ana says:

    Just lost my mom to cancer… I listen to this song every morning. sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get mad, scared, determined… It’s a roller coaster of emotions. This song, and life!

    Sorry if this sounds super cheesy!

    • Adam McDonald says:

      Hi Ana. Cheesy or not, we appreciate you sharing your feelings openly. It is more likely than not to have mixed feelings about a situation that shakes your core. We are all human and unique in our own ways. Keep smiling always 🙂

    • Hajira says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that I know moms are really special in our lives but stay strong.

  2. Anton says:

    Gosh, i just can’t remove this song from my mind. It’s excellent for a party, a wedding and specially for a funeral. Thanks.

  3. saumya says:

    i hope everything would be prefect and in better way

  4. vaishnavi says:

    this song is filled with emotions. the tune itself connects and speaks a lot about what maroon5 wants to say through his song. personally I’m connected a lot to this song and my current fav too.

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