Adam Levine took to Instagram after his performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night. Levine said that after accepting the performance that he took out a pen and paper and began to write words that expressed his feelings. Those words made it onto lanterns that flew during their halftime performance, Levine wrote, “We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love.” He then listed the words, “Forgive, Laugh, Cry, Smile, Share, Live, Endure, Embrace, Remember, Enlighten, Preserve, Inspire, Sweat, Fight, Express, Give, Receive, Elevate, Climb, Unify, Fortify, Soften, Dance, Scream, Dream, Educate, Provide, Inhale, Exhale, Persevere, Stand, Kneel, Overcome, Love, Listen.”

Maroon 5 received backlash for accepting the performance in light of the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality against minorities.

What words come to mind when you think of Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime show?