"Locked Out of Heaven" as written by Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Ari Levine....
One, two, one, two, three

Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, uh!
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, uh!

Never had much faith in love or miracles (miracles) uh!
Never wanna put my heart on the line, uh!
But swimming in your water is something spiritual (spiritual) uh!
I'm born again every time you spend the night, uh!

'Cause your sex takes me to paradise
Yeah your sex takes me to paradise
And it shows, yeah, yeah, yeah
'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long
Yeah you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long

Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, uh!
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, uh!

You bring me to my knees
You make me testify, uh!
You can make a sinner change his ways, uh!
Open up your gates cause I can't wait to see the light, uh!
And right there is where I wanna stay, uh!

'Cause your sex takes me to paradise
Yeah your sex takes me to paradise
And it shows, yeah, yeah, yeah
'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long
Yeah you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long

Oh oh oh oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Can I just stay here
Spend the rest of my days here
Oh oh oh oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Can't I just stay here
Spend the rest of my days here

'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long
Yeah you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long

Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, uh!
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah, uh!


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"Locked Out of Heaven" as written by Bruno Mars Ari Levine

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  • +9
    General CommentI dig the ode to The Police in this song... Bruno respects the history of pop music and his personal twist on it is refreshing...
    duds11on December 14, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentNot a Bruno fan (his voice is uninspiring), but this song has its merits. It's catcy and fitting. And It beats the boring yet popular Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon. For a very long, boring time I was viewed as a mother and a sister. It's won-der-ful being viewed as a woman and a passionate, energetic one. Here's to a new life and a sucky past that should have been buried a long, long time ago. Cheers to me!
    IllToast2Thaton February 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lead single from singer-songwriter Bruno Mars' sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox, features production by Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie and the songwriting/production team the Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine). The song finds Mars singing of a relationship that is so good the narrator feels like he was "locked out of heaven" before he met his lover. It debuted digitally and on radio on October 1, 2012 and became available for purchase the following day.


    During his Google+ Hangout on the day of the song's release, Mars was asked by a fan to name his favorite lyrics from the track. Mars picked the phrase "But swimming in your water is something spiritual," and later said that the single's exploration of feeling and being in love fits into the "sensual, sensual and sensual" theme of the album.


    Though critics have been quick to point out the song's similarities to some of the hits by the Police, Mars told MTV News he did not set out to write anything inspired by the Sting-fronted band. Instead, it came to him out of the blue, one night during his studio sessions prior to recording the Unorthodox Jukebox album. "I don't think it initially tried to sound like anybody else, but I picked up the guitar and just started playing [the song's opening chords]," Mars explained. "That's how it normally works; I'll pick up a guitar and I'll start humming a melody, and I started singing that, and I was up there in Sting-ville, in that register, so that's what you get... I tend to listen to a lot of guys with higher registers - Sting being one of them, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder - because I've got a high voice."


    The song's stripped back music video was directed by Cameron Duddy, who also helmed the clip for Mars ' "The Lazy Song." The retro visual mainly features the singer performing the track in a club, with a few added VHS effects. "The concept is just old-fashioned fun. No story line, it's not me singing to a girl, you get a good sense of what you're going to get live," explained Mars to MTV News. "It's very VHS-y. I love that man, it takes me back to my childhood, when the tracking is off and the color is off, there's a beauty in that. You'd have to stand by the TV with, like, aluminum foil all over you."


    Bruno Mars performed the song live for the first time when he hosted and did double duty as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, October 20, 2012.
    musicrocks13on November 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's catchy, and I like the theme.
    LilaGabbyon January 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLUV this song....♥
    Bruno is the best
    mamadianoon January 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAs someone else stated it is about sex ... the best sex ever. So good in fact that they feel they've been "locked out of heaven" (ecstasy, nirvana, Elysium etc.) because they haven't experienced it before.

    The lyrics aren't as crass as many other songs out there, a little bit more subtle (although still quite unsubtle).
    sokornyon June 02, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay guys this song is about me. And how i havent given him some luvin in awhile. Okay know you know.
    mcruz3on May 08, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe song fucking sucks, the lyrics are an affront to anything holy, and the only thing catchy is the annoyance you'll be catching by the retarded "bip bip bip bip HOO!" part.
    BowToKingJesuson March 17, 2014   Link

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