Memories

Album: Jordi (2019)
Charted: 5 2
Play Video
  • Here's to the ones that we got
    Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
    'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
    Of everything we've been through
    Toast to the ones here today
    Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
    'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
    And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

    There's a time that I remember, when I did not know no pain
    When I believed in forever, and everything would stay the same
    Now my heart feel like December when somebody say your name
    'Cause I can't reach out to call you, but I know I will one day, yeah

    Everybody hurts sometimes
    Everybody hurts someday, aye aye
    But everything gon' be alright
    Go and raise a glass and say, aye

    Here's to the ones that we got
    Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
    'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
    Of everything we've been through
    Toast to the ones here today
    Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
    'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
    And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo
    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo
    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo
    Memories bring back, memories bring back you

    There's a time that I remember when I never felt so lost
    When I felt all of the hatred was too powerful to stop (ooh, yeah)
    Now my heart feel like an ember and it's lighting up the dark
    I'll carry these torches for ya that you know I'll never drop, yeah

    Everybody hurts sometimes
    Everybody hurts someday, aye aye
    But everything gon' be alright
    Go and raise a glass and say, aye

    Here's to the ones that we got (oh oh)
    Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not
    'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
    Of everything we've been through (no, no)
    Toast to the ones here today (aye)
    Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
    'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories (aye)
    And the memories bring back, memories bring back you

    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo
    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo
    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo
    Memories bring back, memories bring back you
    Doo doo, doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo
    Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo (ooh, yeah)
    Memories bring back, memories bring back you

    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no
    Memories bring back, memories bring back you Writer/s: Adam Levine, Jacob Hindlin, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan Johnson, Michael Pollack, Stefan Johnson, Vincent Ford
    Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 36

  • Jeff Schwartz from Waterbury CtEvery musician knows it is “Canon In D” set to words. It’s used at weddings, soirées, graduations, etc. and a beautiful classic. But that would be an honest acknowledgment; not “We wrote this song …”
  • AnonymousWith more researching, "in diapers with this guy" means Jordi and Adam were best friends since they were young. Love this song and I will always remember and salute the good people who we lost in this situation. Good job Adam and rest in piece Jordi, we will always remember you :_ (
  • Jeanne from Florida Love this song. It brings back many memories of my life and the world
  • Jordan Simon from Jos,nigeriaThis song brings back the memories of my parents who died. Anytime i lsten to this song tears roll down from my eyes
  • David Pele from Delta. NigeriaThe best song I have ever listen to
  • Nick from UsaSo true. Just the lyrics “memories bring back you.” puts me in sadness.
  • Emma_wolf123 from UsaThis song is so true. You can lose loved ones and you may not like the feeling of it but it has to happen someday. Maroon 5, I bless you with my heart that you are correct. Also I’m sorry for ones who lose important family members. But Maroon 5, thank you.
  • Unknown from UnknownThis song truly experience the love of people have lost loved ones. Thank you Maroon 5 for making this song.
  • Elang Fortune from Lagos NigeriaThe song reminds me of the moment i shared with my loved ones and my lost ones.
  • Freedom from Nigeriai heard this song and remembered my friend who died of disease and i was shattered.i feel really bad right now
  • I'm Unique from From NigeriaI felt bad wen i lost my uncle but memories always remind me of him,i love dat song
  • Elise from AustraliaI love this song and would love to use sippets in a eulogy that i am preparing for a best friend rocco who lost his 3 week battle to covid 19 in south africa on Fri 15 Jan 2021 - may i?
  • Monday from NigeriaCan't explain the calm I do feel when listening to "Memories"
    Lost my son who is supposed to come on my our birth month, so much plans and anticipations, lost him same month suddenly.... Can't help think back all our hopes and planning when playing the song gosh!
  • Lisa Murphy from Saratoga Springs, New YorkI want to thank you for writing such a heartfelt song, as we all can relate to losing someone special. I can play this song while the tears of the memories come back but it brings me comfort to know I am not alone. As cheers to the ones we have and lost we start to celebrate life which embodies our soul. Today as I have for the past 20 years I celebrate the life that I had and was taken way to soon, my husbands birthday. He left this life, at the age of 32, leaving behind 3 daughters. From that year forward I made a vow to him that I would allow his daughters to celebrate the memory of him and the life he gave us.
    When I awoke today, I heard this song and shared with my daughters hoping they will enjoy it as much as I did. I also, mentioned if they watch the video to make sure they look at the tattoo on his collarbone " Family". A little sign from above to keep that bond strong, know matter what is happening in these hard times. Cheers!!!
    Thank you for writing this beautiful song once again. May we all find peace and happiness in times of sorrow. Celebrate life and all that we have.
  • Alan from New Zealand Memories bring back you... Lost my mother from sudden stroke, 14th April during covid lockdown, she died in my arms as I looked into her eyes, yet she survived trapped three more weeks in hospital. Those memories I dont want, yet its so hard to remember the good ones, they just creep up on you, all of a sudden your crying and smiling at the same time. Every time I hear this song I start thinking of her, in a happy way, yet haven't been able to finish it without tears. Thanks maroon 5 for putting words to our sorrow in happy reminiscence...
  • Natasha Funda from ZambiaThe song is really touching
  • M.j from NigeriaAdam Levine I just want to thank you for the song "memories"
  • Nsguest from Georgia, UsaLove This song so much... reminds me of friends gone too soon. Such beautiful song.
  • @deejay_lizko from NigeriaI feels this vibes, anytime I'm listening to it keeps me remember some past, maroon you are the best..
  • Donna from Rochester, Monroe, New York, UsaI lost my husband in August 2020. A little 5 year old neighbor heard this song on the car radio and told his Mom that they had to tell the lady that lost her husband about this song. "She will listen to it and the Memories will make her happy" he said. Out of the mouths of babes. He was so right.
  • Abigail from Osun Statei love this song it makes me remember lose memories nd it makes me cry
  • Carol From Chico from Chico, CaI adore Adam’s talent and music. I listen to CD’s of all of his fantastic songs. Memories is the best. I have lost 6 of 8 family members and Adam’s song brings back wonderful Memories. BTW, Memories is still in the top 100 a year after release. I believe many love it like I do.
  • Evelyn from Vancouver, Washington I loved this song so much by Maroon 5. Bring back memories of my dearest brother Semy and Juanito who left us too soon! Thanks Adam for capturing everyone's emotions through those sweet memories of, either family or friends.
  • Sharon Gresham from Cincinnati OhioWondered where this song came about for you. Heard it every single day to and from the hospital when my husband was in for cancer treatment/ surgery. Literally every day to and from hospital!! He passed away December 18, 2019! Blood clot!! Pulinmary embolism!! 3/4 through his surgery!! But your saying played every single day for a good month when I went to hospital AND on my way home from hospital! Never thought it would be "My Song"!! Thank you Adam!!!!! It hits me right to my heart! And every time I hear it I blare the radio and if appropriate... Drink a beer!!! In honor of him!!
  • Lost Stepson from Fort Mill, South Carolina4/1/07 our son was murdered & his partner also. Reason..criminal didn't like cops. His family visit him in jail. We visit our son in graveyard. Murdered Palm Sun. buried Good Friday. This song just helps me feel his presence.
  • Kelvizo from ZambiaI really like this song
    it brings back Memories indeed.Cheers to you Big man
  • Scott B. from San FranciscoWhen he sings "There's a time that I remember" it feels like a Bob Marley melody
  • Bridget from CoThis is my favorite song by Maroon 5. It brings back a few memories of my own, especially the ones where I was hanging out with my friends in 6th grade, talking about crazy stuff like hackers, playing outside, and just having fun!
  • Anonymous from Odisha,indiaI love this song.it's beautiful..
  • Sarah from LeedsI lost my baby boy in August and everything about this song reminds me of him. It brings me to tears every time I hear it but it keeps the memory of him here with me too. It’s a beautiful song to remember those we love in every way
  • Christiane Maldonado from Virginia Beach, VaYour song "Memories"
    Not only brought tears to my eyes but Touched my heart in so many ways! I had just lost my big brother right before Xmas ! We waited until the 2nd week of January so all the family could travel to new Mexico, and on my way to the funeral I heard your song! It took my breath away cause it brought me back as a kid to NYC with my brother listening to "45"s & Albums ! Plus just how much I will miss him and how I will never stop loving him so "Cheers" to him and all our love ones! Thank you Adam !
  • Mite from Ethiopia My Tears came off early as i heard this song,
    RIP to those we lost
  • Linda Greengrass from Cochrane Ab CanadaI was immediately drawn to your song memories Adam. It touched my heart. That must have been a shock losing Jordy so suddenly. I lost my husband suddenly as well. My Heart and thoughts go out to you. God bless. I play this song often for my husband Allan.
  • Rita L from Blue MountainsThank you for this song. I lost my husband recently. He was my best friend and companion. We planned to do a lot of things together before he passed. I miss him a lot but the memories keep coming back with smiles of those good times, yet sadness knowing they won't be repeated in the future. Your song expresses all my sentiments to a tee. Thank you.
  • Anonymouswhats the deeper meaning of this song
  • Miki Smirl from Upland CaMaroon Five, Adam Levine, you touch my heart with your song Memories. Thank you.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Who Did It First?

Who Did It First?Music Quiz

Do you know who recorded the original versions of these ten hit songs?

Donald Fagen

Donald FagenSongwriter Interviews

Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.

Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)

Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)Songwriter Interviews

Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of Leah.

Oliver Leiber

Oliver LeiberSongwriter Interviews

Long before she was judging contestants on American Idol, Oliver was producing Paula Abdul. Here's how he helped turn this unknown choreographer into a star.

Jethro Tull

Jethro TullFact or Fiction

Stage urinals, flute devices, and the real Aqualung in this Fact or Fiction.

Women Who Rock

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.