Locked Out Of Heaven chords by Bruno Mars


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Locked Out Of Heaven | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| N.C C Dm |
||: N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm  C Dm :||
Aw, yeah, yeah. Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (oh).
Aw, yeah, yeah. Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (oh).

Verse 1

||: N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm  C Dm :||
Never had much faith in love or miracles (oh).
Never wanna put my heart on the line (oh).
But swimming in your water’s something spiritual (oh).
I’m born again every time you spend the night (oh).

Bridge 1

| N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm |
‘Cause your sex takes me to paradise. Yeah, your sex takes me to paradise.
| F | F | A7 | A7 |
And it shows. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Chorus 1

| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
‘Cause you make me feel like, I’ve been locked out of heaven.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C |
For too long, for too long.
| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
Yeah, you make me feel like, I’ve been locked out of heaven.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C Dm |
For too long, for too long.

Instrumental 1

||: N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm  C Dm :||
Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (oh).
Aw, yeah, yeah. Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (oh).

Verse 2

| N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C C Dm |
You bring me to my knees, you make me testify (oh).
||: N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm  C Dm :||
You can make a sinner change his ways (oh).
Open up your gates ’cause I can’t wait to see the light (oh).
And right there is where I wanna stay (oh).

Bridge 2

N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm |
‘Cause your sex takes me to paradise. Yeah, your sex takes me to paradise.
| F | F | A7 | A7 |
And it shows. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Chorus 2

| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
‘Cause you make me feel like, I’ve been locked out of heaven.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C |
For too long, for too long.
| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
Yeah, you make me feel like, I’ve been locked out of heaven.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C N.C |
For too long, for too long.

Middle 8

| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. 
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C |
Can I just stay here? Spend the rest of my days here?
| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C |
Can I just stay here? Spend the rest of my days here?

Chorus 3

| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
‘Cause you make me feel like, I’ve been locked out of heaven.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C |
For too long, for too long.
| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
Yeah, you make me feel like, I’ve been locked out of heaven.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C Dm |
For too long, for too long.

Outro

||: N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm C Dm :||
Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ooh).
Aw, yeah, yeah. Aw, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ooh).


Locked Out Of Heaven chords and progressions

In the key of Dm/F, Locked Out Of Heaven’s chords moves V – VI, V – IV, I – II. Although the I chord has the 3rd in the bass, making it feel as if we are descending to Gm from an A, rather than coming from F, going up, like this:

| N.C C Dm ||: N.C C Bb | N.C F/A Gm | Gm | Gm C Dm :||

Before the chorus, we play the chords I – IIIx. FA7.

The chorus starts on chord IV, making it feel as if we want to move somewhere. From here we go down to II – I – V, like this:

| Bb | Bb | Gm | Gm |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Csus4 C | C |

The m8 cleverly uses the same chords as the chorus.


Locked Out Of Heaven gave Bruno Mars credibility!

As the lead single off Bruno Mars‘ second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno showcased his versatility with a Police influenced smash hit in Locked Out Of Heaven.

Before this, he’d released Just The Way You Are and Marry You, which were big hits, but hadn’t given him credibility.

In hindsight, Locked Out Of Heaven was the single that took Mr. Mars to superstardom. Following this, he dropped Treasure, 24K Magic, Uptown Funk, and Forget You (released by Cee Lo Green), making him a household name.


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