"Talking to the Moon" as written by Jeff Bhasker, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Albert Winkler....
I know you're somewhere out there
Somewhere far away
I want you back
I want you back
My neighbors 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
I sit by myself
Talking to the moon
Tryin' to get to you
In hopes you're on
The other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon

Oh

I'm feeling like I'm famous
The talk of the town
They say I've gone mad
Yeah I've gone mad
But they don't know what I know

'Cause when the sun goes down
Someone's talking back
Yeah they're talking back

At night when the stars
Light up my room
I sit by myself
Talking to the moon
Tryin' to get to you
In hopes you're on
The other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon

(Ah, ah, ah)

Do you ever hear me calling?
(Ah) oh oh oh
(Ah) oh oh oh
'Cause every night
I'm talking to the moon
Still trying to get to you

In hopes you're on
The other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon

I know you're somewhere out there
Somewhere far away


Lyrics submitted by ix007

"Talking to the Moon" as written by Ari Levine Jeff Bhasker

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, BAD ROMANTIC MUSIC

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  • +3
    Song MeaningUnlike most people, I believe Bruno Mars wrote this song about his dream girl. Like some great guys out there, Bruno wants a girl that will make him happy and be with him forever. He is looking for this perfect girl but he can't find her "I know your somewhere out there, somewhere far away".
    mrsbrunomarson December 09, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe it is about a girl who he loved and she meant everything to him. It may or may not have ended on a bad note,but she moved away, or they lost touch completely. He was the one to break up and it was a mistake and so he has been regretting it ever since. He never got the chance to say sorry for hurting her, and now lives everyday of his life hoping that somehow she could hear him. Anyway, thats what I think of it, its truely a beautiful song, written from the heart. This is why Bruno Mars is different from many other Artists who write love songs :).
    Sparx75on July 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the dream girl theory I think he's saying that whether people believe him or not he's not going to give up on finding love and he believes that there is a girl somewhere in the world who believes the same and though they may not have each other they take comfort in talking to the moon hoping there words someday get to each other and that the other talks back
    melly727on December 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about his beloved has died, that he is talking to the moon in hope she can still hear him and know that he loves him. I think this is such a sad song, sad and beautiful.
    Ruhxon March 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst let me say this is such a beautiful song! I am in love with Bruno Mars's voice!

    For me this song is about someone who's love is separated by distance which keeps them apart. And whether their being apart is due to distance (ie. long distance relationship) or just because they've separated and no longer see each other, it's about that moment when the night is clear and you look up at the stars and the moon. You think of someone you love and you hope that they're looking up at the sky and thinking about you too. Because you know if they are, then they're that much closer to you.
    cariwcon October 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna go a completely different path with this one.
    I think this song may be about the death of someone close to him, as in they are on the other side of the moon in Heaven.
    willowcatherineon January 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI first heard this song around this time last year, right after I had met this guy on vacation (2,000 miles from home). he and I only had a few weeks together so it was very short lived, but the lyrics fit perfectly once I left.

    Now, however, I've had a change of heart. I lost my best friend in the world (he was my high school sweetheart as well) just last weekend. and every single word fits how I feel. I literally stare up at the sky and talk to him, and just pray and pray he hears me and is talking back, even though I can't hear him. it's a small town so that's about all everyone talks about, and I have more than gone mad on several occasions.

    My interpretation is that he lost someone extremely close to him, whether it be a best friend, a girlfriend, or even a sibling. you could all be right as well though, it could be about a break-up or an ended long distance relationship.
    itsaubroon September 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis one is for my man, Greg, who recently lost his beloved dog, Max, just shy of celebrating 13 years together! My heart aches for you Greg, knowing you believed Max was all you had, The loneliness you have endured makes it hard to breathe baby! I have been alone too, but as a child I learned how to deny my needs and please those around me so I didn't feel loneliness like you have. I can't imagine trying to live one single day without hope, it's unthinkable to me. Well, guess it's up to us now to be there, without question, for each other. We deserve it after all. Marry Me
    Daboizon April 02, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is so beautiful. It's about a guy longing for a girl he once had. Now all he has is the moon. He stares at in longing for her, talking to the moon in hopes she'll hear him and want him back! I love this song, Bruno Mars is very talented.
    varsityfc16on September 07, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a girl he lost because she died or moved far away
    "I sit by myself
    Talking to the Moon
    Try to get to You
    In hopes you're on
    the other side"

    I dont think they necessarily broke up on a bad note, but she left him or just isnt around anymore for whatever reason.
    pinkpanther1991on September 10, 2010   Link

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