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Bruno Mars: When I Was Your Man Meaning

Song Released: 2013


Covered By: Jasmine Thompson, Boyce Avenue, Thomas Rhett (2015)


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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 it just tear me down,
Cause my heart breaks a little when I hear your name,
it all just...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2013 9:08am report


    Its a song of regret about having taken his girl for granted and lost here, and the pain of reflecting on past happy experiences toether.

    Essentially the musical embodiment of the old adage that sometimes you dont appreciate something until is gone.

    A beautiful and moving song.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th, 7:42pm report


    When the song came on I went in the studio and Bruno wasn’t there, his manager to let me in this cool karaoke room where I can do songwriting and work. How much I love this tracks. His tracks are great, very soulful pop. Because it had Coldplay feel and sometimes when they started. I loved the song!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 23rd, 2018 4:42pm report


    Same bed a little bigger now? Saying same person but all alone? Song dont sound the same? Diffehhrent meaning for him now cuz its all for wrong thing now? Its too late, he knows he can't make it right? Lives in regret...Didnt pay attention to what he was suppose to? Knows what he's done? Lives with guilt, and outta that guilt? He says he hopes that the next person will do the right thing by them? Mainly because he knows this person is suppose to be treated in this way for specific reasons?



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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2017 8:44pm report


    I Believe He Singing this song in regret and also saying I hope the next treats you better. Basically a break up move on apology



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 2017 5:12pm report


    Make your woman happy as you can before it's too late.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 14th, 2015 8:05am report


    Personally i wouldnt really know how guys see it from their perspective cause im a girl, although i would have to say that the guy screwing up and the girl dumps him pretty much sums it up an ex of mine kind of dedicated this song to me and will..i didnt really get what he meant by dedicating the song to me but after thinking about its because he screwed up and i dumped him...now he feels bad or what ever you but yea...thats my opinion on the song



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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 2014 6:37am report


    I wish I could play this song for you. It's exactly how I feel. I'm so sorry. But you'll never know now. I'm sorry princess



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 2013 8:27pm report


    boy meets girl boy screws up girl moves on boy feels guilty about screwing things up with girl.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2013 8:22pm report


    he regrets not treating her right when they were together.says he was too young and dumb to realize there were things he should've done,but he didn't,and now she's with someone else,and he's saying he hopes the new guy will do everything he didn't do when he was with her



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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 2013 6:45am report


    I believe that he has matured and finally has realized that he was too immature for a relationship caught up with his ego, needs, and being selfish at that time. He had the right girl but didn't realize it, and now he regrets treating her so badly. And he hope she is genuinely happy because now his apology would be too late.



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    anonymous
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    May 23rd, 2013 5:24pm report


    The meaning of the song ‘When I Was Your Man’ is that in our current time period, many males do not treat their girlfriends and wives the way they should. Even in the old times, there were still males who would hit, humiliate, and even kill females. Sometimes these males feel that they love someone when they already see them happy with another man. They realize that they should have done everything they could so that that woman was still with them. This song could relate to many young guys because they are always playing with girl’s feelings and when they find a girl they really like and feel love towards, they treat her wrong and she ends up going to a guy who may or may not treat her better. But this does not only apply to guys. Girls can treat guy just as badly as guys treat some girls.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2013 4:36am report


    i know a friend that has this problem. the person she was dating didnt do a good job on his side of the relationship.so she dumped him to the curve.but then relizing she still had feelings for him they got back together so she said that this was there song forever and she is going to have 10 kids 5 boys 5 girls 3 dogs 1 cat and 5 goldfish.the 5 boys name is :bob tom rob ron freddy the 5 girls names are: jella stella bella leela resfushia.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 17th, 2013 3:42pm report


    what im thinking he was saying in this song is how he lost his girlfriend because he wasn't 100% there for her. he explains how much he wishes he can take it back nd be there wit her. but she moved on and has another boyfriend and he explains how he hopes her bf will do the things he never got to do with her.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 1st, 2013 3:01pm report


    My opinion is that I think Bruno is trying to sing about how he didn't pay attention to his woman or he didn't do things that he should of and now she has gone with another guy and he feels very disappointed and he is hoping that the new dude show the respect that Bruno didn't show.




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