Song of the Day #3,457: ‘What Lovers Do’ – Maroon 5 feat. SZA

Maroon 5 shows up at #9 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, assisted by SZA on the track ‘What Lovers Do.’

This is the 13th song Maroon 5 has landed in the top ten since 2004, with 10 of those coming in the past seven years (how many numbers can I fit into one sentence?!). This band is a pop juggernaut.

‘What Lovers Do’ is particularly catchy, and features a hot up-and-comer in SZA. I can see it climbing into the top five, at least (a feat the band has managed with eight other songs).

[Verse 1: Adam Levine]
Say say say, hey hey now baby
Oh mama, don’t play now baby
Say say say, hey hey now baby
Said let’s get one thing straight now baby

[Chorus: Adam Levine]
Tell me, tell me if you love me or not, love me or not, love me or not?
I’ll bet the house on you, am I lucky or not, lucky or not, lucky or not?
You gotta tell me if you love me or not, love me or not, love me or not?
Been wishin’ for you, am I lucky or not, lucky or not, lucky or not?

[Hook: Adam Levine]
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (ooh)
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (ooh)

[Verse 2: SZA & Adam Levine]
Say say say, hey hey now baby
You gonna make me hit you with that lay down, baby (ohhh)
(Ooh) Say say say, hey hey now baby
You know what I need, out the gate now baby (oh, ohhh)

[Chorus: Adam Levine]
Tell me, tell me if you love me or not, love me or not, love me or not?
I’ll bet the house on you, am I lucky or not, lucky or not, lucky or not?
You gotta tell me if you love me or not, love me or not, love me or not?
Been wishin’ for you am I lucky or not, lucky or not, lucky or not?

[Hook: Adam Levine & SZA]
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (ooh)
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you (wishin’)
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (ooh)

[Refrain: Adam Levine & SZA]
(Hey yeah) What lovers do (oh, ohh)
What lovers do (hmm na na na, hey yeah)
What lovers do (oh, hmm na na na, oh, ohh)

[Bridge: Adam Levine & SZA]
Aren’t we too grown for games?
Aren’t we too grown to play around?
Young enough to chase
But old enough to know better
Are we too grown for changin’?
Are we too grown to mess around?
Ooh and I can’t wait forever baby
Both of us should know better

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,457: ‘What Lovers Do’ – Maroon 5 feat. SZA

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    It is catchy, but I still wish Maroon 5 would return to their jazzier/less poppy sound of old. Guess that’s not gonna happen given their enormous success of late.

  2. Peg says:

    This is catchy and I don’t feel the need to shower with these lyrics 😊

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