NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the #AmexEveryDayLive concert, live streamed from The Bowery Ballroom on June 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)
Adam Levine
is a man of his word, and it sounds like we’ll never get to know why his band is called Maroon 5.

The “Maps” singer was a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” this week, and said that – as proven by a certain unnamed TV hit with polar bears and smoke monsters – some questions are best left unanswered.

“It was my idea never to tell anybody… Can I give you some truth? A cryptic but truthful situation for you?” he asked Dave. “The origin of the name is so bad, it’s such a horrendous story, that we decided that shrouding it in mystery will make it a better story than the actual story. And it worked! It worked!”

Levine added that it’s an “uneventful, boring, stupid story that makes me feel bad about myself.”

Our guess? The guys were doing some kind of improv exercise, brainstorming color and number combos. It may not be a good story, but Maroon 5 is surely better than “Fuschia 17.”

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