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Riff: Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”

Dec 10, 2012

Open up your gates cause I can’t wait to see the light/And right there is where I wanna stay

from Locked Out Of Heaven lyrics by Bruno Mars

Briefly suggesting he’s moonlighting as a Sting and Police tribute act, this groove-led early 80s new wave pop pastiche is let down by an underwhelming chorus which fails to reflect the state of nirvana that Mars supposedly reaches every time he engages in a spot of ‘how’s your father.’

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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