Strange Lyrics Re: “Grenade”

I am not a fan of Bruno Mars, I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I was never able to really get into his music.  However, my sisters are huge fans of his, so I have heard a few of his songs whether I wanted to or not.

The following is a set of lyrics from his song “Grenade”  Mars has some interesting concepts in the lyrics that I want to pick at after…so read them carefully!

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“Grenade”

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?

[Bridge]
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

[Chorus]
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)
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 smile in my face then rip the brakes out my car

[Bridge]
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

[Chorus]
I’d catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on the 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)
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
You would 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
Throw my hand on the blade for you
I’d jump in front of a train for you
You know I’d do anything for you

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
Ooh, you’d never do the same
Oh, no no no

Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/brunomars/grenade.html

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This is just a strange song!

“Easy come Easy go, that’s just how you live.”  The guy thinks everything will just happen to him and he won’t have to work for it?  All the good stuff happens because God blesses you or you put effort into it.  It is also a bit disturbing that Bruno thinks women are from Hell.

Now we will examine the chorus for more strangeness.
 Why would Bruno have to throw his hand on a blade for a woman?  Would he do this randomly?  If so that is sick.  If she were about to be impaled with it though, I guess it would make sense.  How would he know that he could take a bullet straight through his brain…he’d be dead before it came out the other side.  Also, standing in front of a train for her would not be very good, because then the train would just run both of them down…and then what would he do.

In a latter part of the song, Mars proclaims that he would die for his woman.  This is correct from a biblical stand point “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her”  (this isn’t saying that all husbands have to do that exactly, just if it really needed to happen for some strange reason.  (it’s more so, taking care of her needs before yours really.).  Anyway after he says that he would die for his woman, he then complains that she wouldn’t die for him.  Death should NEVER be required of women (unless it’s the end of their lives).  That’s just sick!

In conclusion, I don’t completely understand the message Bruno Mars is trying to propagate with this song.

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