Bruno Mars, Just The Way You Are: lyrics & meaning

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Just The Way You Are is one of the most popular songs ever made by Bruno Mars. Released in 2010, it’s the typical song a man dedicated to his girl when he wanted to surprise her with something romantic: the lyrics are simple and beautiful at the same time, and the melody is catchy and easy to remember. This article will explore the song’s meaning and provide the complete lyrics at the end.

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You can find the official video of the song below.

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Official Music Video)
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Just The Way You Are: the lyrics and their meaning

Just The Way You Are is a romantic song where Bruno Mars compliments a woman to make her feel good about herself. The singer intends to explicitly say all the things a woman wants to hear when she feels insecure.

As Bruno said about the song:

I’m a big fan of songs like Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and Eric Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’ – songs that go straight to the point. You know, there’s no mind-boggling lyrics or twists in the story – they just come directly from the heart. And to me ‘Just The Way You Are’ is one of those songs. There’s nothing mind-blowing about it. I’m just telling a woman she looks beautiful the way she IS – and, let’s be honest, what woman doesn’t wanna hear those lyrics?!

The lyrics are a loving description of everything that makes the girl beautiful:

Oh, her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they’re not shinin’
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her tryin’
She’s so beautiful
And I tell her every day
Yeah, I know, I know
When I compliment her, she won’t believe me
And it’s so, it’s so sad to think that she don’t see what I see
But every time she asks me, “Do I look okay?” I say

It’s a true love poem addressed to a girl that doesn’t feel pretty. Lines like “When I compliment her, she won’t believe me” make us understand that Bruno Mars is talking to a girl who needs to be reassured by her man. And he wants to take this role on himself: a man who makes his girl feel beautiful.

The compliments peak in the chorus:

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

You love someone when you notice to love every aspect of that person, even what they don’t like about themselves: this is what Bruno Mars expresses in the lyrics of Just The Way You Are. Maybe you don’t like your smile, laugh, or hair, but I love all that. And I wouldn’t change anything about you: you are perfect to me.

That’s the real meaning of the lyrics inside Just The Way You Are: I know there are things you don’t like about yourself, but here I am, reminding you how perfect you are to my eyes. I love every single part of you, and I will never get tired of telling you how much I love you.

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The complete lyrics

Oh, her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they’re not shinin’
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her tryin’
She’s so beautiful
And I tell her every day
Yeah, I know, I know
When I compliment her, she won’t believe me
And it’s so, it’s so sad to think that she don’t see what I see
But every time she asks me, “Do I look okay?” I say

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Yeah

Her lips, her lips
I could kiss them all day if she’d let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates, but I think it’s so sexy
She’s so beautiful, and I tell her every day
Oh, you know, you know, you know
I’d never ask you to change
If perfect’s what you’re searching for
Then just stay the same
So don’t even bother askin’ if you look okay
You know I’ll say

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Yeah

The way you are
The way you are
Girl, you’re amazing (Amazing)
Just the way you are (Are)

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Yeah