Song of the Day #2,445: ‘Shiver’ – Maroon 5

maroon_5_songs_about_janeDespite Maroon 5’s bevy of hit singles since Adam Levine took to his red chair on The Voice, I don’t believe they’ve ever topped their debut album.

2002’s Songs About Jane is alternately jazzy and muscular, a sleek and sexy song cycle that delivers from its first note to its last.

The band’s recent music is no less catchy but perhaps a bit too polished. Levine and company have become master pop craftsmen — there’s little doubt that a new Maroon 5 song will stick both in your head and on the charts — but their music lacks the sense of adventure that typified this record.

[Verse 1]
You build me up
You knock me down
Provoke a smile
And make me frown
You are the queen of runaround
You know it’s true

[Verse 2]
You chew me up
You spit me out
Enjoy the taste
I leave in your mouth
You look at me
I look at you
Neither of us know what to do

[Chorus]
There may not
Be another way to your heart
So I guess I’d better find a new way in
I shiver when I hear your name
Think about you but it’s not the same
I won’t be satisfied ’til I’m under your skin

[Verse 3]
Immobilized by the thought of you
Paralyzed by the sight of you
Hypnotized by the words you say
Not true but I believe them anyway

[Verse 4]
So come to bed It’s getting late
There’s no more time for us to waste
Remember how my body tastes
You feel your heart begin to race

[Chorus][x3]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,445: ‘Shiver’ – Maroon 5

  1. Dana says:

    100% agree. I wonder if they will ever go back toward the more jazzy and funky sound. I suppose with the success they have had of late, there is little incentive to do so.

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