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When I Was Your Man

Title When I Was Your Man
Artist Bruno Mars
Writer(s Andrew Wyatt, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine
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When I Was Your Man" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars for his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012). Atlantic Records released the song as the third promotional single and as the second official single, taken from the album, to mainstream radio in the United States on January 15, 2013. "When I Was Your Man" was written by Andrew Wyatt, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine; with Mars, Lawrence and Levine credited for composing the song as well.
The pop song is an emotional piano ballad with lyrics describing the heartbreak and regret Mars felt from letting his lover get away, and his expressed hope that her new man will give her all the love and attention that he failed to provide. It features Mars singing and a piano accompaniment as the sole instrumentation. "When I Was Your Man" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who generally praised Mars' vocal prowess; calling it a "vulnerable and emotional ballad". The song won "Favorite Hit" at the 2013 Premios Juventud and was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. "When I Was Your Man" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and reached the top ten on the singles chart of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea and the United Kingdom. It was certified quadruple-platinum in Australia and in the US; while in Canada, it was certified triple-platinum. "When I Was Your Man" was the worlds eighth best selling digital single of 2013, with sales of 8.3 million copies; joining an elite group of the best-selling singles worldwide.
Cameron Duddy and Mars directed the ballad's accompanying music video. It portrays mars as a "lonely balladeer" who sits at his piano donned in a pair of sunglasses while setting a half-full glass of whiskey atop it. Critics resoundingly complimented the simplicity of the video's production. The song has been covered by artists, including Rascal Flatts, Sam Smith and Mike Ward, who released a studio version of the song after he performed it on The Voice UK. Ward's cover peaked at number 60 in the UK Singles Chart. "When I Was Your Man" was also added to the soundtrack of the Brazilian soap opera Amor Vida. Mars performed the song on The Moonshine Jungle Tour (2013-14).
Lyrics  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 oooooh…

 Mmm, too young, too dumb to realize
 That I should've bought you flowers
 And held your hand
 Should've 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, ohh…
 And it haunts me every time I close my eyes
 It all just sounds like oooooh…

 Mmm, too young, too dumb to realize
 That I should've bought you flowers
 And held your hand
 Should've 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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