I’ve been a fan of Maroon 5 since they arrived on the radio with Harder to Breathe in my early 20s. The song was fun and upbeat and I liked Adam Levine’s unique voice, so I went out and bought the CD.
I’ve played that CD so many times over the years that it is well worn. I’ve purchased every album of theirs since the first one, I’ve gone to their concerts and been moved by them. Maybe to some they’re just a band with songs that get stuck in your head, but for me their music has been the background of my life. I can hear certain songs and remember a specific moment in my life that that song served as a soundtrack. Maroon 5 is important to me.
My favorite song of theirs is Sunday Morning, a track on their first album Songs About Jane. I play it when I’m happy, I play it when I’m sad. I love the original version, the acoustic version, the live version. I know it by heart and no matter when it comes on I turn it up and sing along.
Which is why I had some of the lyrics tattooed on the front of my left thigh last week – the lyrics above, in fact. Not only is this song one of my very favorites, these lyrics also have a lot of meaning for me.
Words have a lot of meaning for me, and words make up several of my tattoos. I’m pretty happy that I finally have these important lyrics as part of my collection. Now I can get that song stuck in my head every time I look at that ink, and that isn’t a bad thing!