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Bruno Mars

When I Was Your Man

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playSame bed but it feels
playjust a little bit bigger now
playOur song on the radio
playbut it don't sound the same
playWhen our friends talk about you,
playall it does is just tear me down
play'Cause my heart breaks a little
playwhen I hear your name

playIt all just sounds like oooooh
playMmm, too young, too dumb to realize
playThat I should've bought you flowers
playAnd held your hand
playShould've gave you all my hours
playWhen I had the chance
playTake you to every party
play'Cause all you wanted to do was dance
playNow my baby's dancing
playBut she's dancing with another man

playMy pride, my ego, my needs,
playand my selfish ways
playCaused a good strong woman
playlike you to walk out my life
playNow I never,
playnever get to clean up the mess I made, ohh
playAnd it haunts me every time I close my eyes

playIt all just sounds like oooooh
playMmm, too young, too dumb to realize
playThat I should've bought you flowers
playAnd held your hand
playShould've gave you all my hours
playWhen I had the chance
playTake you to every party
play'Cause all you wanted to do was dance
playNow my baby's dancing
playBut she's dancing with another man

playAlthough it hurts
playI'll be the first to say that I was wrong
playOh, I know I'm probably much too late
playTo try and apologize for my mistakes
playBut I just want you to know

playI hope he buys you flowers
playI hope he holds your hand
playGive you all his hours
playWhen he has the chance
playTake you to every party
play'Cause I remember how much you loved to dance
playDo all the things I should have done
playWhen I was your man
playDo all the things I should have done
playWhen I was your man

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meaningMeaning

Mars told MTV News that

"This song is about a special woman that I let slip away at one time. It's a happy ending though ... I put everything I got into that one.

"You know it's one of those things where even girls can relate to this song. That's how it works. Everyone makes mistakes," he added. "And I remember writing that and it's the simple things, the little things. Like, I should have bought you flowers; I should have just let you know when I had the chance."

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vocabulary Vocabulary

pride

A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect


Dumb

US, informal (person: stupid)

  1. He is the dumbest kid in the class
  2. The world is full of dumb people

Haunt

to cause repeated suffering or anxiety

  1. His experiences in the prison camp continued to haunt him.

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