Riff: Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”

Nov 27, 2012

You bring me to my knees/You can make a sinner change his ways

from Locked Out of Heaven lyrics by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars swings for the fences in unoriginality, in particular by copping The Police‘s sound with a generic string of love/sex clichés throughout. The thing is, as the song evolves through a bouncy, synth-laden chorus and a half-time breakdown, the variety makes it still work. Somewhat.

  • GM Superstar

    I LOVE this song – you guys think too much

    • Karl

      Hah, fair enough – that is our job, after all!

      – Karl.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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