Now, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is a high Alpha. And the Maroon 5 lyrics often reflect that predatory alpha dominance.
Baby, I'm preying on you tonightThat's from "Animals". Then there is "Moves Like Jagger", in which he claims to be on par with one legendary Alpha.
Hunt you down eat you alive
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent from miles
My ego is bigWant to know the alpha mentality? That is it in a nutshell. "I will own you without even trying to control you." This is all very obvious. But where it gets interesting is when Levine tries to mimic what he thinks is the Delta perspective in a song that has dutifully tame relationship overtones, "Sugar".
I don't give a sh*t
I don't even try to control you
Look into my eyes and I'll own you
I'm hurting, baby, I'm broken downNow, this is all very well, albeit tending more towards Gamma, but the note is false. The word "weak" is wrong. That's an Alpha term. The "deep in your love" note is a little off too; Alphas sing about sex and fucking, the more romantic Deltas and Gammas sing about love and kissing and hugging. Even so, Levine holds it together right up until the last verse, when the Alpha shows through again.
I need your loving, loving, I need it now
When I'm without you
I'm something weak
You got me begging
Begging, I'm on my knees
I don't wanna be needing your love
I just wanna be deep in your love
And it's killing me when you're away
'Cause I really don't care where you are
I just wanna be there where you are
Don't let nobody touch itNotice that it's not a jealous desire, but an open expression of control, followed by a direct order of how he expects the girl to behave. This tends to indicate that a self-confident Alpha attempting to play Delta/Gamma will be as unconvincing as a self-conscious Gamma trying to act the smooth Alpha with a girl on his arm.
Unless that somebody's me....
Don't give all that shy shit
No make up on, that's my sugar
Of course, given that the song plays off Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me", another Alpha song, it's possible that the entire song is sarcastic Alpha ridicule. The simplistic music, with its dah-dah-dah-dah-stop rhythm does tend to strike me as being possibly indicative of a musical expression of contempt.