"Jealous of the Moon" as written by and Gary Michael/thile Louris....
You're trying on a brand new dress
But you haven't worn the old one yet
You've come too far to turn around now

Your giving up the good fight
When you're as strong as anyone
You're back where you started from

You're staring down the stars
Jealous of the moon
You wish you could fly
But you're staying where you are
There's nothing you can do
If you're too scared to try

You drag your pretty head around
Swearing you're gonna drown
With a beautiful sigh in a river of lies

Why don't you call me
I could save you
Together we'll find a god we can pray to
That will take you by the hand

I hate to see a friend of mine
Laughing out loud when she's crying inside
But you've got your pride

Lyrics submitted by yamahasixstring

"Jealous of the Moon" as written by Gary Louris Chris Thile

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is talking about someone, obviously a female, that tries to go through life too fast, but simuntaneously is trying to move forward, but she's stuck in the same rut.

    In the intro, he's saying, why are you trying something new when you need to fix something old?

    She's obviously struggling with a problem, and no one really knows it but him, because she doesn't show it exteriorally.

    She is jealous of all the things that are there, that just can BE, without question, and she wishes it could just all be as simples as the way nature is...
    blackwaves18on April 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentin a way,no, in many ways , this song reminds me of myself.

    she's struggling a lot...with her past, anxiety maybe, shyness, and just overall, the problem of being too afraid to face the music and step outside from under the shade and meet people, do things, become who she wants to really be. but she's so scared..and it hurts him to see her so weak and fragile just because she's afraid of failing or just trying at all...
    she pretends that she's fine and that everything's just dandy, but underneath this little show, he knows her and knows that she's really hurting and wishes she was living in that fantasy of a better life.
    severalwayson October 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI do believe this song is about a person who wants to give up on her current lifestyle to try for a new one. The song is saying how she should try instead of walking around feeling sorry for herself. She denies this with her pride. She pretends to be happy but she wants so much more out of life. The narrator can tell the girl is miserable and is "jealous of the moon" and wants to go far in life, but is fearful to and he hates to see the girl suffer, thus he sings this song about this girl. hope that wasn't too confusing.
    Heather200408on April 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbut he knows the life could be hers..if she just opened up.
    severalwayson October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like it.

    very serene.
    forelsket segon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is in my top three favorite Nickel Creek songs. It is mellow yet powerful. Amazing..
    cp8climbon April 27, 2006   Link

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