Tryin' just to rise above,
But it's inevitably sinkin' low.
And I'm tryin' to take the higher road,
But the more I lift me up, the deeper down I go

And who do I think I'm kidding?
This graciousness ain't exactly fitting.
And I must admit:
I know it don't look pretty.

But I'm jealous of the air that fills you,
The cigarette that slowly kills you,
The novelty of other women...
All their kisses-- That's a given!
I'm jealous of your saddest day,
The tear that lingers on your face...
Well, I'm jealous.

Strangers that you'll never know...
Well, even they-- they get to
Watch you come and go
While I sit here like a girl inside a bubble:
Removed from all your victories,
Untouched by all your troubles.

And who do I think I'm kidding?
You won't be running back
Into this life I'm living.
And I'm slightly pissed that I'd even give a shit.

But I'm jealous of the air that fills you,
The cigarette that slowly kills you,
The novelty of other women...
All their kisses-- That's a given!
I'm jealous of your saddest day,
The tear that lingers on your face...
Well, I'm jealous.

Oh damn, I-- I love you...
More than I ever wanted to.
And now all that's left are these deep regrets,
And this all-comsuming emptiness...

And I'm jealous of the words you fumble--
From your silky lips they stumble..
Jealous of the nights in winter,
And the covers that you cling to.
I'm jealous of your guilty conscience:
It's always right there with you--
Waiting, watching...

I'm jealous of the air that fills you,
The cigarette that slowly kills you,
The novelty of other women...
All their kisses-- That's a given!
I'm jealous of your saddest day,
The tear that lingers on your face...

Oh, I'm jealous of the air that fills you,
The cigarette that slowly kills you,
The novelty of other women...
All their kisses-- That's a given!
I'm jealous of your saddest day,
The tear that lingers on your face...

Well, I'm jealous.
Oh, I'm...


Lyrics submitted by -pyrokinesis-

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    General CommentI listened to this song for weeks on end because my situation fit it perfectly. It's just about being jealous of someone you love (be it a significant other, friend, whatever), because it seems like you're shut out (like a girl inside a bubble) and everything else in their life takes presidence over you.
    -pyrokinesis-on April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song. It's my favorite by Idina. The lyrics are so true. Everyone feels jealous.
    bargainingon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat cd is this song on?
    findmeintheroughon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not on any, as far as I know.
    -pyrokinesis-on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBut if I'm not mistaken, it's in production and there's a short clip of it on Idina's site in the "Music Box" section.
    -pyrokinesis-on January 27, 2007   Link

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