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

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


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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