"Girlfriend" as written by Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence, Jonathan Rotem and Keinan Warsame....
Tired out, not a miracle in days
Deciders for the lonely
Whispering tears
You try out for nothing then you drop dead
Not a miracle in years
Leisure for the lonely
Whispering unnecessary unless you’re in

Die and succeed
I say it out loud but you just don’t care
Farewell, til you know me well
Farewell, til you know me well
Girlfriend

We are far from home, I am with you now
I am longing you, I am longing us two
Who bought a miracle sells these fortune tears
December’s death or glory how you want it?
No, not a miracle in years
Deciders for the lonely wishing death wishes death unless

Die and succeed
I say it out loud but she just don’t care
Farewell, til you know me well
Farewell, til you know me well
Girlfriend

Die and succeed
I say it out loud but she just don’t care
Girlfriend


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"Girlfriend" as written by Fernando Garibay Bruno Mars

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  • +9
    General Commentfarewellellelellellellelelelelelelelllellelelelllelelellelelelllellelelel
    floatingparadeon August 13, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, it seemed to me that maybe it was about a guy who was more invested in a relationship than the girl he's with. he's been single/alone for a long time, and then she came around. he's ready to jump in and be with her, but he's not getting the same response. he calls her his girlfriend, but she doesn't exactly consider their relationship that serious, maybe? "i say it outloud but you just don't care." you know, the test of seeing how serious things are with someone you're seeing is to refer to them as your girl/boyfriend and wait for their reaction. haha, i mean, the unspoken test.

    and the "farewell 'til you know me well" part always stood out to me as he's going to back off until she decides to step it up and come around.

    but the dry spell idea is definitely believable. and an amusing idea for such an upbeat and pretty song.
    keereeraron April 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's just about the normal troubles a guy has with his girlfriend. He says something, tries to be a nice guy, and she just doesn't care because he never says the right thing. She's caught up in her own problems and she doesn't care about him. The relationship is just kinda stuck in a rut.

    It just makes me think of a guy rolling his eyes at his girlfriend for never knowing what she wants and constantly going off about stuff, never being happy. He can't take what she says seriously anymore 'cause she's so melodramatic.
    omgdejavuon December 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct lyrics are (taken from the CD sheet):

    Tired out, not a miracle in days
    Deciders for the lonely whispering tears
    You try out for nothing then you drop dead
    Not a miracle in years
    Leisure for the lonely
    Whispering unnecessary unless you're in

    Die and succeed
    I say it out loud but you just don't care
    Farewell, til you know me well
    Farewell, til you know me well
    Girlfriend

    We are far from home, I am with you now
    I'm am longing you, I am longing us two
    Who bought a miracle sells these fortune tears
    December's death or glory how you want it?
    No, not a miracle in years
    Deciders for the lonely
    Wishing death wishes death unless

    Die and succeed
    I say it out loud but you just don't care
    Farewell, til you know me well
    Farewell, til you know me well
    Girlfriend

    Die and succeed
    I say it out loud but you just don't care
    Girlfriend

    Dombilepetitlutinon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the death of his girlfriend which seems she fought a battle she couldn't win.

    "Who bought a miracle sells these fortune tears
    December's death or glory how you want it?"

    "die and succeed"

    this song is bittersweet. he no longer has to see her suffer and fight the unwinning battle while being by her side. it was a good fight.

    "I say it out loud but you just don't care. Farewell, til you know me well"

    she's long gone and wouldn't care because she's not here.
    azswirlgirlon October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think the song is a bit more carnal and less dramatic than the death of a girlfriend. The word choice is gloomy and sullen, for sure, but I'm convinced this song is about going through a sexual drought, even with your Girlfriend.

    "Tired out, not a miracle in days
    Deciders for the lonely whispering tears
    You try out for nothing then you drop dead
    Not a miracle in years
    Leisure for the lonely
    Whispering unnecessary unless you're in"

    A "Miracle" being with another person in this sense. The lack of such a miracle brings loneliness. "Not a miracle in years" despite "you try out" ("for nothing").

    Then there's the line "Farewell, til you know me well." In the biblical sense, to "know" someone is to have had slept with someone. So this line can easily mean: This is goodbye until we sleep together.

    But the most telling lines were these:


    "We are far from home, I am with you now
    I'm am longing you, I am longing us two"

    My two cents.
    pmablogon October 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningi think his girlfriend is in a coma..
    jwilsn1020on April 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the condtradictions in the song.
    "die and succeed"
    seems a little suicidal, but i can dig it.
    that'd make sense though, because being super in love with someone
    can often be refered to as being "fatal"


    great song any way you look at it.
    iamsound213on December 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInteresting song :)
    LuckyLighton January 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis could be interpreted in a lot of ways...but I think it's about a guy breaking up with a girl who doesn't have any aspirations.
    "You try out for nothing then you drop dead"
    The line "die and succeed" makes sense to me in the context...that it you have no goals, and you just complain about how bitterly unfair your life is, you might as well die, and that's your success.

    I like the coma theory, though...haha
    rosethornmelodyon January 30, 2011   Link

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