I have taken a long break from listening to radio pop songs, but I recently have been spending a lot of time on 8tracks which means silly radio pop songs always seep in. I know these songs aren’t created for analysis, but a lot of the time I can’t stop myself. So here it is the flaws of Bruno Mars’ Marry You.
I understand the concept of marriage. I am not sure it’s for me, but I get it. You get married when you love some one and are committed to the concept of being with that person until you die (or they die).
From that definition you can see I am not necessarily a romantic, but even I was taken back by the first stanza. “It’s a beautiful night, We’re looking for something dumb to do. Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you.”
This guy’s intro to his proposal is, “I’m looking for something dumb to do.” There are plenty of other dumb things he could do instead: lock his keys in the car, call his boss while on the toilet, facebook stalk his ex, drink beer before liquor, quote family guy in dinner conversation.
“Is it the look in your eyes, Or is it this dancing juice?” At this point we find out he is either drunk our got an exclusive tasting of a new Welch’s juice that will be out in the next month or so:
I think Bruno is having a disconnect where he doesn’t realize what marriage means. “If we wake up and you wanna break up that’s cool. No, I won’t blame you; It was fun girl.” Once you are married you don’t “break up”. There are papers… probably a lot of them. And if I were to be served annulment papers the day after my wedding, I can only imagine the words out of my mouth would be, “It’s cool. I don’t blame you. It was fun.
Maybe Bruno Mars is really in love and he is just bad at timing. He was planning on doing a romantic dinner and popping the question, but he got nervous and then got drunk and now is suggesting elopement. No matter what his reasoning, I think my answer to Bruno Mars’ proposal is “nah.. I’m alright. You seem really nice, but perhaps you should switch to water for the rest of the night.”