Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do ft. SZA

Maroon 5 have mastered the art of music video, and “What Lovers Do” featuring SZA is their latest unique visual offering, the music video for “Sugar” saw Adam Levine and Company crashing weddings, “Love Somebody” displayed half-painted bodies and now “What Lovers Do” (sitting at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100) starts out with young kids frolicking in a field — and Levine singing in the form of a sunflower and a squirrel.

Did we mention there’s a swaggy deer bobbing its head to the beat within the first five seconds?

Levine finally appears in his natural form for the chorus. He’s sitting in that same field — just he, himself and a triceratops — before SZA runs by in a flutter of butterflies. And as SZA picks up where Levine left off vocally, they run together through water, seguing into a retro Levine running track.

Needless to say, a lot is crammed into this three minutes and 33 seconds.

Lyrics

[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, not the game 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

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

[Outro: Adam Levine & SZA]
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (ooh)
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you (you, oh yeah)
Ooh, ooh (ooh)
Tryna’ do what lovers do (tryna’ do what lovers do,ooh)
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you (been wishin’ for love)
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (do uhh,ooh)
Ooooh, oooh
Been wishin’ for you (tryna’ do)
Ooh, ooh
Tryna’ do what lovers do (ooh)

(Via Billboard)