Song Lyric Sunday – When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

I was a pretty big fan of Bruno Mars when he first came out, but I honestly don’t care much for his most recent stuff.  My kids also enjoyed listening to him and we would jam pretty hard core to his first and second albums.  Jaxon heard his second album before I did and he actually played this song for me because I think he knew I’d like it.

I don’t know what it is about relationships, but it seems like some people don’t realize what they have until it’s gone.  This has actually happened to me at least twice and it’s pretty awkward sitting on the other side of things, listening to an apology but knowing it’s already too late.  If only they’d have realized it before you moved on, right?

I’m thinking the guy singing this just might totally deserve the pain he’s enduring… When I first heard the song, I thought it was beautiful so I’m not sure why I’m being so cynical about it now.  I’m thinking that it shouldn’t be so hard to apologize and admit you’re wrong at the time rather than waiting until it’s too late.

I do love Bruno’s voice, though, so I hope you enjoy!

Same bed but it feels just a little bit bigger now
Our song on the radio but it don’t sound the same
When our friends talk about you, all it does is just tear me down
‘Cause my heart breaks a little when I hear your name

It all just sounds like ooh, ooh ooh hoo hoo
Mm, too young, too dumb to realize
That I should have bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should have gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance

Now my baby’s dancing
But she’s dancing with another man

My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, oh
And it haunts me every time I close my eyes

It all just sounds like ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Mm, too young, too dumb to realize
That I should have bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should have gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance

Now my baby’s dancing
But she’s dancing with another man

Although it hurts
I’ll be the first to say that I was wrong
Oh, I know I’m probably much too late
To try and apologize for my mistakes
But I just want you to know

I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds your hand
Give you all his hours
When he has the chance
Take you to every party
‘Cause I remember how much you loved to dance
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man

Written by Andrew Wyatt, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Peter Gene Hernandez • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was apology/sorry.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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25 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

  1. And this probably why I’m now well into my 30s and I’ve still never been married. I’m too free-spirited to be tied down. Alas, I know this and apparently the character at the center of this song didn’t.

    It is a beautiful song. Bruno Mars is very hit-or-miss with me.

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  2. I remember that song very well as I too used to love Bruno Mars…had so much hope for him but what do I know at 65 what mainstream (he is mainstream) is. As for new music, I lean towards Indie folk/alternative. I would have loved to hear “I’m sorry”when I was married…I heard it twice from my ex husband in 28 years Once because he was afraid I would leave him and after I left him. Maybe your husband is right, come to think of it [sighs and smiles weakly]

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  3. I adore Bruno. If I were 20 years younger, I would have been a total groupie!
    You are right about relationships and people not knowing what they have got until it’s gone OR someone else (more worthy than them) wants you.

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