#MusicMonday- Just Like Animals


Photo by: pixabay.com, Edited by: Pamela Hester

I hope everyone has had a wonderful New Year, and that your weekend has went well.

Close to the end of last summer, I had started #MusicMonday to blog about love songs that have meaning(s), purpose, etc. It was something that had popped into my head and I dwelled on it for a while before getting started, to be honest. I seriously didn’t know how long I was going to be doing this. The first three vertical posts you see below I was thinking about stopping, but as most of you know I kept going.

These are the first 3 #MusicMonday posts I started with.

Okay, I’m going off-course here. Today’s post is about how people take love to a level that is unhealthy or toxic for them. I know I have posts songs about being in love and such, but this time for the first Monday of the year, I want to hit on the subject of people who have those types of issues. Why? Because it is important. Some people have a strong attraction to others that they are having a hard time letting go of, especially when it is indeed over. Oftentimes, it can be a physical thing, like for instance: their looks, body, or sex with them.

The guy, Adam Levine in the video called, Animals, is being a stalker and clearly obsessed with the woman who played by his real-life wife. We all know some people are like this in real life. The ones who won’t take no for an answer and will physically stalk and cyber-stalk you, and may even cause hell for you. And they will try to convince you that you may run but can’t hide from them. They may even tell you that they are and will always be the best person for you and no one else can compare to them.

Maroon 5 animals maroon 5 GIF

I’m telling you. There are people out there who are literally like animals (in a bad way), and you will have to be super careful with the ones who also use sex as a way to “keep” you. And, the ones who only wanted sex in the beginning and you, well, or the other person done caught feelings somewhere down the line may feel like they been taken advantage of.

Okay. Enough of that for a moment; you get the point. I didn’t link the official video of this song by Maroon 5 because it is explicit in some sense. I had only stared at it, and some parts don’t bother me. However, some parts may be disturbing to some people, and I have to respect that or give you some type of warning. So, I just posted the audio to be on the safe side. I love the song, and I love Maroon 5’s songs. If you would like to watch the official video you can check it out here.

** Everyone, please be safe out there. Not just with this pandemic because you already know that, but with your heart and body.

Love,

Pamela

LYRICS:

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m… (Hey)

[Verse 1]
So what you trying to do to me? (Hey)
It’s like we can’t stop, we’re enemies (Hey)
But we get along when I’m inside you, yeah (Hey)
You’re like a drug that’s killing me (Hey)
I cut you out entirely (Hey)
But I get so high when I’m inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it’s meant to be (Hey)
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m… (Hey)

[Verse 2]
So if I run, it’s not enough (Hey)
You’re still in my head, forever stuck (Hey)
So you can do what you wanna do, yeah (Hey)
I love your lies, I’ll eat ’em up (Hey)
But don’t deny the animal (Hey)
That comes alive when I’m inside you

[Pre-Chorus]
Yeah, you can start over, you can run free (Hey)
You can find other fish in the sea (Hey)
You can pretend it’s meant to be
But you can’t stay away from me
I can still hear you making that sound (Hey)
Taking me down, rolling on the ground (Hey)
You can pretend that it was me, but no, oh (Hey)

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m…

[Bridge]
Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don’t lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don’t lie)
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny (You can’t deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yo-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals (Hey, hey)
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals, oww!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
Baby, I’m…

[Outro]
Don’t tell no lie, lie, lie, lie
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah
No girl don’t lie, lie, lie, lie (No, no, don’t lie)
You can’t deny-ny-ny-ny (You can’t deny)
The beast inside, si-si-side
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Lyrics Source: Genius.com

Songwriters: Adam Levine / Shellback / Benjamin Levin Animals lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

Label: Interscope Records

Release Date: August 25, 2014

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