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Bruno Mars: Talking to the Moon Meaning


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Talking to the Moon Lyrics

I know you're somewhere out there
Somewhere far away
I want you back
I want you back
My neighbours think
I'm crazy
But they don't understand
You're all I have
You're all I have

At night when the stars
light up my room


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 14th 2019 report

    As a mother who has lost my child at 15. I sometimes talk to the moon. Hoping and desperatly wishing she could hear me on the other side.when she was killed my neighbors did think I was crazy, cause I was. I did feel famous because everywhere I went they knew me or her story.but at night when I was alone. I talked to the moon hoping to reach her. Cause its bright and in the heavens. It was all I had to hope for. I miss my girl Amanda and to this day 14years later I talk to the moon hoping she is on the other side
    talking to me too


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    Apr 16th 2021 report

    When I listen to this song it makes me think about my dad who passed away a few years ago. Sometimes i sit by myself and talk to him hoping he hears me. I never really new him until a few months before he passed. It was so hard on me and it didn't help it was 4 days before Christmas. All he wanted was to spend Christmas with me and my sister. I cant think about a lot of things because they remind me of him. Every time i think about it I cry and can't stop. It has not been easy with him gone. I didn't even get to say goodbye. I miss him so much and wish I could of had more time with him.


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    Sep 28th 2021 report

    when i here this song i think of mmy brother he died when i was 3 i never got to know him i loved him to the moon he would always hug and play with me my mom said when i here the song i start to cry for 1 hour then my mom walks in and hugs me and tells me to calm down and go to sleep.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd report

    I believe he's speaking of a breakup he regrets, I feel he had time to miss them and realize how much they meant but perhaps too much time went by and he missed his chance, they moved on in life so he speaks to the moon in hopes they hear him and feel the same and reach out some how so they can reconnect, due to lost or deleted contact info, pride, stubbornness, ego etc. may have created a wedge and prevented them from contacting for so long.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd report

    First time i heard Bruno sing this, my Dad came to mind right away. He died at age 54 months before my wedding.i was then 27 and now am 71....does this give anyone a clue how hatd it is to lose a family member you looked up to and were so close to?
    Of all Bruno's song, I have to say, this is my favorite....i'm obsessed with it and the way he sings it....even more so.

    Thanks Bruno!
    Sorry about you losing your mom. I know it's hard.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2022 report

    I talk to the moon sometimes... I talk to the moon to practice what I try to say to my best friend, because I love her more than anything in the entire world, and I want her to know that, but I don't think she does because I'm a girl.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2022 report

    This song makes me feel so many emotions at once it's hard to concentrate. I love this song, and I can really relate to it. I think that it is about a person just wanting so badly to reconnect with his loved one.
    I can relate to it because I try to talk to my mom by talking to the moon, because although she did some really bad things to me I still love her, although I don't know if I really want to be with her, I just want her to know that I still love her.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2022 report

    I want my dad back I miss him I remember my time I had with him. Please dad I only can reach him trough calls though.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2022 report

    This song made me think about my dog and what would happen if for some reason I don’t come back. It really breaks my heart thinking about something like that happening, she waiting for me.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2022 report

    I think it’s about a long lost love. Like an ex. I don’t think it’s about a family member, lyrics seem more romantic than that.

  11. Kaceyhope1
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    Jan 26th 2022 report

    When focusing on Bruno's lyrics for “Talking to the moon” we can specifically pull apart barriers and mass meanings seeped into the depths of each word and line, He constantly re uses the lyric “ Talking to the moon Trying to get to you” as a means of saying he is destined to find the person he has longed for and lost over and over, and his only hope for reconnection is through the moon/atmosphere.

    Many believe his lyrics have a truly significant pull on the feeling of loss and absence of somebody who he has once loved and is attempting to find his way back and regain that feeling.

    'Cause when the sun goes down, someone's talking back Yeah, they're talking back, oh” Is another amazing line with such depth exuded into the character of this song. Talking accurately about the idea of the moon yet again, “someone's talking back Yeah” evokes the concept of how he believes when the sun goes down this so-called, significant other? Of his, does speak back to him when he calls upon communication, or so he believes.

    Linking to the characteristics of this piece, “I want you back, I want you back” in my opinion is a powerful line repeated through Bruno's song, Illuminating the absence of somebody in his life he has lost and is willing to regain back in any way, leading him to consistently attach himself to the idea of “Talking to the moon” in great desire to receive any sort of contact in order to fill the hole in his heart.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2021 report

    This song makes me think of my grandpa who died a year and a half ago, I never really knew him but from what my dad told me he was a pretty wierd guy and also lovable

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2021 report

    In my opinion, I think this song is about a person missing a guy/gal who passed away that means a lot to him/her so he/she pretends to talk to her by talking to the moon(I think its because moon symbolizes emotional and physical or eternal love).

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2021 report

    I love this song so much. It's so sad, I almost cried. It has a very sad meaning, but I don't think it's as extreme as most people would think.
    Some may think he is talking to a loved one who has passed on, and I think that is a very reasonable interpretation, with him talking about "the other side."
    The reason I believe he's not talking to a dead friend or lover is because he says, "I know you're somewhere out there/Somewhere far away/I want you back/I want you back" and "I'm talking to the moon/Trying to get to you." This spoke to me that he is talking to a friend or lover that he hasn't seen for a while and is fruitlessly (sorry that was harsh) trying to talk to them through the moon.

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2021 report

    This song pertains to the feeling of longing to someone whom you have loved and lost. Moving on is so hard, it's like every second your are thinking of that person hoping to be in each others arm again. You don't have anyone to talk to, you talk to the wind, to the moon. Through it, you can say the feelings you have deep within...

  16. parkesy05
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    Aug 11th 2021 report

    when I listen to talking to the moon by Bruno my eyes always look up at the moon or sky because it reminds me of the people I love and miss dearly. this year I've lost so many and the song became very important to me. the song is giving me the interpretation that even though their gone we still connect and a lot of people let their emotion out at night which is where the moon came from in the song. The moon is like the light of our loved ones.

  17. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2021 report

    I believe it's someone that can't express their feelings ,and now that the one they have feelings for ,is not with them anymore. ,and they secretly miss them ..if only your mouth can talk like your heart does .

  18. Frazy
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    Jul 12th 2021 report

    It's about someone who is going through an emotional pain because of the absence of his/her loved one.
    The person is is not so sure of the person (loved one) coming back but is still waiting and hoping for his/her return
    It's about love and care

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