This is verse one of the song Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 (sorry it looks so spread out I tried to single line it, but didn't work):

Just shoot for the stars
If it feels right
Then aim for my heart
If you feel like
And take me away, make it okay
I swear I'll behave
You wanted control
So we waited
I put on a show
Now we're naked
You say I'm a kid
My ego is big
I don't give a shit
And it goes like this

In line 9-10, "I put on a show. Now we're naked", what does putting on a show mean?

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  • Maybe a striptease. – tylerharms May 7 '13 at 17:47

Levine's verse implies that he put on a pretense of honoring his partner's wishes to take advantage of her. It's related to this meaning of show:

an outward and often exaggerated indication of something abstract (as a feeling) for effect

Related Words act, charade, facade (also façade), front, guise, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, simulation; affectation, pose, sham; betrayal, disclosure

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