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Here I am again, doing things I said that I wouldn't do
It's 3AM and I'm rushing out the door to see you
Waiting, all day, but now you wanna call me
Why do you do this to me all the time?

After all the things you put me through, still I come right back
But now I know the truth, I can finally see
You only want me when you're lonely
If I say I'm gonna leave, that's the only time you want me
Next time you need me there I won't make it
Another late night call I won't take it
Cause now I finally see, you only want me when you're lonely
Only when you're lonely, lonely
Only when you're lonely
Only when you're lonely, lonely
Only when you're lonely

Had me fooled from the start and I quickly gave my heart
Cause I loved you, loved you, loved you
But this is what happens when you're a lonely girl with no one to turn you
Now I'm stronger, don't need you any longer
So get off your knees, your words don't mean anything

After all the things you put me through, ooh still I come right back
But now I know the truth, I can finally see
You only want me when you're lonely
If I say I'm gonna leave, that's the only time you want me
Next time you need me there I won't make it
Another late night call I won't take it
Cause now I finally see, you only want me when you're lonely

Oh, nothing's ever changing, decisions you can't make it
You just think of yourself and never me at all
If you're with your friends, you just string me along
But I won't allow it anymore, so it's time for me to move on

Cause I can finally see, you only want me when you're lonely
If I say I'm gonna leave, that's the only time you want me
Next time you need me there I won't make it
Another late night call I won't take it
Cause now I finally see, you only want me when you're lonely
Only when you're lonely, lonely
Only when you're lonely
Only when you're lonely, lonely
Only when you're lonely

I can finally see, you only want me when you're lonely
If I say I'm gonna leave, that's the only time you want me
Next time you need me there I won't make it
Another late night call I won't take it
Cause now I finally see, you only want me when you're lonely



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    UnregisteredJun 8, 2012 at 7:26 am
    This guy really cares about the girl. But she is pretty much only using him when she has no one else to turn to. He likes her so much that he will drop anything for her, even though he knows he is being used. But he finally realizes he doesn't deserve it anymore.
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    UnregisteredMay 21, 2012 at 2:37 am
    No one deserves to be someones 2nd choice. Bruno mars is emphasizing how blind love makes you to the obvious thing but he's finally realizing that the girl only needs him when she has nobody else. He's saying no more walking all over me and putting me 2nd when I should be first. I love bruno mars, he's great. And not to mention he has the voice of an angel:)
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 12:41 am
    I feel like I can relater to this song. It's like when you love someone so much and they know it. So they just use you basically. And they know they can have you whenever they want. They think that it'll continue. The "you only want me when you're lonely" is like when the person only really wants to see/talk to you when they're alone, no one else is there for them. & this song is like saying that you can't have me only when you want to. It's hard to explain, but hopefully this makes sense. It's really emotional.
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    UnregisteredJan 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    He can see through her lies she says she loves him but yet she only wants him when she wants someone around. She doesn't love him she never cared. The only time she wants him around is when she is all alone with nothing to do. Just some company is all he is.
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    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    I think it means that the girl will only try to keep him when he says that he will leave or he's tired of the things that been going on and when she's lonely she only calls but when she doesn't feel it she doesn't know him. And he realizes that she is kind of playing him.

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