I love the fact that he can actually SING (something that seems to missing on the radio these days), and I love the build-up of the refrain that culminates in the heart-wrenching resolution of "but you won't do the same." So beautiful, so tragic. I can't help but sing along.
And Bruno, you're not alone. As Charlie Brown once put it, "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
(EDIT: I wrote this post earlier in the weekend, before I even realized the Grammy's were airing on Sunday night. Did you see Bruno Mars perform this song last night in the style of an old Motown group? I mean, he changed up the melody, but he proved he could sing--for the most part--and I just loved the idea of the performance. I guess I'm just lovin' me some throwback stuff lately. Well, me and everyone else, it seems!)
Switching gears here, let's talk about one of the more ridiculous songs on the radio:
"Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa. I had to get B to explain it to me that he was talking about his car. So then, of course, I had to make fun of B's grandpa car (Buick Century). If there were a song about his car, it would go, "Beige. Beige. Beige." Now every time this song comes on, I sing that to B. Haha.
I really hate songs about conspicuous consumption. And that's pretty much all that horrid song is. C'mon, people, there are other things to write about. Like, uh, the following. Here are two song lyrics currently on the radio that make me laugh every time I hear them:
- "The square root of 69 is 8-somethin', right?" - "What's My Name?" by Rihanna featuring Drake. The first time I heard this, I was in the car with B and we both just burst out laughing. In case you're wondering, the square root of 69 is technically 8.3066. At least Drake was close.
- "Baby you the whole package, plus you pay your taxes." - "Nothin' On You" by B.O.B. Hey, I'm no stranger to making sure a partner is fiscally responsible at the onset of a relationship, but I never thought about writing it into a song!