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 is just tear me down
'Cause my heart breaks a little when I hear your name

It all just sounds like ooh, ooh ooh hoo hoo
Mm, too young, too dumb to realize
That I should have bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should have gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party 'cause all you wanted to do was dance

Now my baby's dancing
But she's dancing with another man

My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, oh
And it haunts me every time I close my eyes

It all just sounds like ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Mm, too young, too dumb to realize
That I should have bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should have gave you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party 'cause all you wanted to do was dance

Now my baby's dancing
But she's dancing with another man

Although it hurts
I'll be the first to say that I was wrong
Oh, I know I'm probably much too late
To try and apologize for my mistakes
But I just want you to know

I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds your hand
Give you all his hours
When he has the chance
Take you to every party
'Cause I remember how much you loved to dance
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man



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"When I Was Your Man" as written by Ari Levine, Philip Martin Ii Lawrence, Peter Gene Hernandez, Andrew Wyatt

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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  • +4
    General Comment:The lyrics to this song seem so genuine and real, that's why I love Bruno. He sings with passion and feeling in all his songs, especially this...
    xojessicaon December 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:When I was your Man is a song heartbreak, regret and confusion. Of many broken hearts and troubled songs from Indonesia and other, I always see if the song is teach to move on or not.
    And this song teach to move on and sincere, seen clearly in the last lyrics of this song. Great music and lyric, Bang Bruno :)
    fitrialia17on February 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Totally connect with this song when looking back on relationships when I was younger.
    teeheeon February 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:A guy that fucked up and realizes afterwards that he didn't do the best he could.

    "My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
    Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
    Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, oh
    And it haunts me every time I close my eyes"

    Oh and Bruno Mars' voice is perfect.
    Sweetlove311on April 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:he pretty much explains it all no hidden meanings. its so truthful, after my latest relationship this is how i was looking back now. the one relationship i regret ending and this just makes me want to curl up and die in a corner and go back in time and to change that moment. I know that is the one i was such a prick in but oh god i am not like that anymore thank God for that.
    nowayout20on April 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I dedicate this song to my ex. He should have realized this before life was too late for him. Have fun in lock up!
    Kellyscoloron July 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"Now my baby's dancing
    But she's dancing with another man"
    great line ...
    Yazardshiron November 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:When I was your Man is a song heartbreak, regret and confusion. Of many broken hearts and troubled songs from Indonesia and other, I always see if the song is teach to move on or not.
    And this song teach to move on and sincere, seen clearly in the last lyrics of this song. Great music and lyric, Bang Bruno :)
    fitrialia17on February 06, 2014   Link

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