"Boyfriend (Justin Bieber cover)" as written by Samuel Barnes, Jean Olivier, Apryl Williams and Range,....
When I was your girl, you'd always let me go
I took you places you ain't been before
Said, "Take a chance or you'll never know"
'Cause you had money in your hands that you had to blow

Boyfriend, boyfriend, you could be my boyfriend
Could have been my boy 'til the world ends
I'd like to be everything you want
Hey, boy, let me talk to you

When I was your girlfriend, you'd always let me go
You kept me on your arm, boy, so you weren't left alone
You could have been a better man anytime you want
But when I was your girlfriend, I always felt alone
I always felt alone

You tell me what you like, tell me what you don't
You were my life, you went across the globe
I don't like to fight, you already know
But you, you made me bright like the winter snow

Boyfriend, boyfriend, you could be my boyfriend
Could have been my boy 'til the world ends
I'd like to be everything you want
Hey, boy, let me talk to you

'Cause when I was your girlfriend, you'd always let me go
You kept me on your arm, boy, so you weren't left alone
You could have been a better man anytime you want
But when I was your girlfriend, I always felt alone
I always felt alone
Always felt alone

I gave you a chance
You're all I needed, boy
Spent a month with me, boy, and never calling me your girlfriend
If you were my man, I'd never leave you, boy
But you won't ever love or treat me right

I'd like

When I was your girlfriend, you'd always let me go
You kept me on your arm, boy, so you weren't left alone
You could have been a better man anytime you want
But when I was your girlfriend, I always felt alone

When I was your girlfriend, you'd always let me go
You kept me on your arm, boy, so you weren't alone
You could have been a better man anytime you want
But when I was your girlfriend, I always felt alone


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Boyfriend (Justin Bieber cover) song meanings
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    General CommentI always loved Marina's twist to the lyrics. The original song is basically Bieber flaunting his wealth and saying how he could give his girl everything she wants. And this cover is, to me, like the realistic turnout. She might have all the material wealth, but since the boyfriend is touring all around the world making money, she has no companionship. And she's treated more like a trophy than a girlfriend- just a woman at his side for publicity ("kept me on your arm" "spent a month with me, boy, and never calling me your girlfriend").

    This cover made me realize how shallow some of the lyrics in the original song are. Before I interpreted it as the typical love song about a guy telling a girl how good he'd be to her, but after hearing this, I noticed how some of the promises in the song are very superficial. He's vowing to have lots of money and always be around. Money's great but not really the deciding factor in a relationship and always being around is virtually impossible. I feel like this cover is the result of a girl falling for those lines and winding up in a very difficult relationship.

    ...Needless to say I like this version more.
    Nikki0417on October 16, 2012   Link

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