Locked Out Of Heaven chords and lyrics

by Bruno Mars from the 'Unorthodox Jukebox' album

Locked Out Of Heaven chords & song details... Lyrics
Key: D Minor   Time: 4/4 Tempo: 146 bpm (♩)
Chords: Dm, C, B♭, F, Gm, Gm7, A (B) - Barre Chord
Power Chords: D5, C5, B♭5, F5, G5, A5 ... 5-chords highlighted in blue
Dm: x00231 C: x32010 / 332010 B♭: xx3331
B♭: 113331 / x13331 (B) F: x03211 / x33211 F: 133211 (B)
Gm: 355333 (B) Gm7: 353333 / 353363 (B) A: x02220
B♭5: x133xx C5: x355xx D5: x577xx
F5: 133xxx G5: 355xxx A5: 577xxx

Song Chart

Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno mars

Intro: 4/4 | 1&  2&  3  &4  &  |   
           |            C   Dm |

   C    Bb           F     Gm                             C  Dm
   Oh, yeah, yeah___ Oh,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah... Ooh!___
   C    Bb           F     Gm                             C  Dm
   Oh, yeah, yeah___ Oh,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah... Ooh!___

               C    Bb           F   Gm               C  Dm
1. Ne-ver had much faith in love or  mir-a-cles___ Ooh!___
              C   Bb               F   Gm        C  Dm
   Ne-ver wan-na  put my heart on the line___ Ooh!___
                     C   Bb               F    Gm               C  Dm
   But swim-ming in your wa-ter is some-thing spir-i-tual___ Ooh!___
                       C   Bb             F   Gm 
   I'm born a-gain ev'-ry time you spend the night___ Ooh!___

           C        Dm              Bb
Bridge: 'Cause your sex takes me to Par-a-dise
                   Dm              Bb
        Yeah, your sex takes me to Par-a-dise
                 F       A
        And it shows... yeah, yeah, yeah

                            Bb                                  Gm7
Chorus: 'Cause you make me feel like___ I've been locked out of hea-ven
                 F               C
        For too long___ For too long___
                           Bb                                  Gm7
        Yeah, you make me feel like___ I've been locked out of hea-ven
                  F              C  |       C  Dm  |      C  Bb  |
        For too long___ For too long___          ____         _____

       F    Gm                  C  Dm
Intro: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, Ooh!___
       C    Bb           F     Gm                           C  Dm
       Oh, yeah, yeah___ Oh,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah  Ooh!___

                   C   Bb            F   Gm             C  Dm
2. You bring me to my knees you make me test-i-fy___ Ooh!___
                C  Bb              F    Gm
   You can make a  sin-ner change his  ways___ Ooh!___
   C     Dm               C   Bb           F  Gm                  C  Dm
   O-pen up your gates 'cause I can't wait to see the light___ Ooh!___
                   C   Bb         F   Gm
   And right there is where I wan-na stay___ Ooh!___

           C        Dm              Bb
Bridge: 'Cause your sex takes me to Par-a-dise
                   Dm              Bb
        Yeah, your sex takes me to Par-a-dise
                F/A      A
        And it shows... yeah, yeah, yeah

                            Bb                                  Gm7
Chorus: 'Cause you make me feel like___ I've been locked out of hea-ven
                 F               C
        For too long___ For too long___
                           Bb                                  Gm7
        Yeah, you make me feel like___ I've been locked out of hea-ven
                 F               C    |    C    |
        For too long___ For too long___  (hold)
   
           Bb                 Gm
Interlude: Oh, oh, oh, oh___ Yeah, yeah, yeah
                       F                                 C
           Can I just stay here___ Spend the rest of my days here
           Bb                 Gm
           Oh, oh, oh, oh___ Yeah, yeah, yeah
                         F                                 C
           Can't I just stay here___ Spend the rest of my days here

                            Bb                                  Gm7
Chorus: 'Cause you make me feel like___ I've been locked out of hea-ven
                 F               C
        For too long___ For too long___
                           Bb                                  Gm7
        Yeah, you make me feel like___ I've been locked out of hea-ven
                 F               C  |       C  Dm  |      C  Bb  |
        For too long___ For too long___          ____         _____

       F    Gm                  C  Dm
Outro: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, Ooh!___
       C    Bb           F     Gm                           C  Dm 
       Oh, yeah, yeah___ Oh,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah,  yeah  Ooh!___
    
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Notes
  • Level Of Ease: Fairly Easy - You will need to know a few barre chords, B♭ and Gm.
  • Song Key: Dm (1 flat - B♭)... relative minor of F Major.
  • Once you get used to the timing, the song is pretty straightforward. The chord changes in the Intro's and verses are pretty quick. If you count each bar as | 1& 2& 3& 4& | there are 2 chords played towards the end of each bar on &4&...

    1) 1st chord on the & of &4 (1 beat - quarter-note / crotchet)

    2) 2nd chord on the & of 4& ( half-beat - eighth-note / quaver)

    This timing is illustrated on the song chart above in the Intro. Remember that this pattern occurs during each Intro and each Verse... and at the end of the first and 3rd chorus.
  • If this is confusing, listen to the song and tap it out with your hands using the 1& 2& 3& 4& count, and eventually it will fall into place.
  • Stick with it. It may seem a little hard at first, but the more you play along and become familiar with the timing, the easier it will become to play.
  • If you are using an electric guitar and want to use a little overdrive or distortion, you can play the song using power chords, B♭5, G5, F5, C5, D5 and A5. Remember that power (5) chords are neither major or minor so they can be played over any minor or major chord and will still sound fine.
  • There are several other ways to play these power chords. These are probably the most common ways to play them without too much confusion with only 2 set shapes.

Locked Out Of Heaven Lyrics

Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... Ooh!

Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... Ooh!

Never had much faith in love or miracles
Never wanna put my heart on the line
But swimming in your water is something spiritual
I'm born again every time you spend the night

'Cause your sex takes me to paradise
Yeah, your sex takes me to paradise
And it shows, yeah, yeah, yeah

'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long... for too long...
Yeah, you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long... for too long...

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... Ooh!

Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... Ooh!

You bring me to my knees you make me testify
You can make a sinner change his ways
Open up your gates cause I can't wait to see the light
And right there is where I wanna stay

'Cause your sex takes me to paradise
Yeah, your sex takes me to paradise
And it shows, yeah, yeah, yeah

'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long, for too long
Yeah, you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long... for too long...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Can I just stay here
Spend the rest of my days here
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Can't I just stay here
Spend the rest of my days here

'Cause you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long... for too long...
Yeah, you make me feel like, I've been locked out of heaven
For too long... for too long...

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... Ooh!

Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah... Ooh!



Song & Artist

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars

Words & Music: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine

Producers: The Smeezingtons, Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie

Released: Oct 1st, 2012

Label: Atlantic, Elektra

Album: Unorthodox Jukebox

The Smeethingtons: Song writing & production team consisting of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine.

For more information about the song...

Bruno Mars Official Website