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Grenade
Song

Grenade

Bruno Mars
Album:
Doo Wops and Hooligans

Song meaning of Grenade by Bruno Mars, and what it is about


The song was created from an unpublished recording that Mars' record producer Benny Blanco played to him that had similar lyrical concepts. Two days prior to the album's release, "Grenade" had a thorough reorganisation and recording session.


Mars's heart was broken despite his best efforts to express her his love, according to the song's lyrics, which speak of unrequited love. Mars stated the song was inspired by "his love for a girl who did not love him back", and confessed to being "a bit of a drama queen in that song" and that writing the song was therapeutic for him


The song attained number one in fifteen countries, giving Mars his third number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.


Song Lyrics of Grenade by Bruno Mars


Easy come, easy go

That's just how you live, oh

Take, take, take it all

But you never give

Should've known you was trouble

From the first kiss

Had your eyes wide open

Why were they open?

 

Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash, you did

To give me all your love is all I ever asked

'Cause what you don't understand is...

 

I'd catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I'd jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

You know I'd do anything for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Oh, I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes, I would die for you, baby

But you won't do the same

 

No, no, no, no

 

Black, black, black and blue

Beat me 'til I'm numb

Tell the devil I said "Hey" when you get back to where you're from

Mad woman, bad woman

That's just what you are

Yeah, you'll smile in my face then rip the brakes out my car

 

Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash, yes you did

To give me all your love is all I ever asked

'Cause what you don't understand is...

 

I'd catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I'd jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

You know I'd do anything for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Oh, I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes, I would die for you, baby

But you won't do the same

 

If my body was on fire

Oh, you'd watch me burn down in flames

You said you loved me, you're a liar

'Cause you never, ever, ever did, baby

 

But, darling, I'd still catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I'd jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

You know I'd do anything for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Oh, I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes, I would die for you, baby

But you won't do the same

 

No, you won't do the same

You wouldn't do the same

Oh, you'd never do the same

Oh, no no no, oh

Release Date

2010

Songwriter/s

Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Andrew Wyatt

Producer/s

The Smeezingtons

Label/s

Elektra

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