"Jealousy" as written by and Natalie A Merchant....
Doctors have come from distant cities, just to see me
Stand over my bed, disbelieving what they're seeing

They say I must be one of the wonders
Of God's own creation
And as far as they see, they can offer
No explanation

Newspapers ask intimate questions, want confessions
They reach into my head to steal, the glory of my story

They say I must be one of the wonders
Of God's own creation
And as far as they see, they can offer
No explanation

Ooo, I believe, fate, fate smiled
And destiny laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience, and with faith
She'll make her way, she'll make her way

People see me I'm a challenge to your balance
I'm over your heads how I confound you
And astound you
To know I must be one of the wonders

They say I must be one of the wonders
Of God's own creation
And as far as they see, they can offer
No explanation

Ooo, I believe, fate, fate smiled
And destiny laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as she came to my mother
Know this child will not suffer
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience and with faith
She'll make her way, she'll make her way


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"Jealousy" as written by Natalie A Merchant

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    General CommentNatalie Merchant so perfectly puts jealousy into song form. The lyrics seem to be the thoughts in one's head wondering what "the other girl" is like. I love the last part. In the back of your mind you wonder how you compare to her, but you almost don't want to think it. By putting this at the end of the song, it reflects that hesitancy to ask that question. Good song.
    Shimmeron April 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti haven't heard another song that puts jealousy of another woman so perfectly...
    oojealousyon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfect way to end the song. LOVE IT
    Amsieon May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits clearly a scorned lover, and shes asking her ex what his new girl is like. she is asking him, 'is she better than me?' but in the end she knows that however great his new love may be, he wont forget her, the singer. its a great song
    lily(myoneandonly)on October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome!!
    SeReNiTyYon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE LOVE this song.
    mrsdarthvaderon July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i love this song too
    libragrl4musicon July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very good for someone feeling bitter about their former love.
    sem3000on August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very good for someone feeling bitter about their former love.
    sem3000on August 10, 2009   Link

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