"Jealous Girls" as written by Joel Eriksson and Erik Niklasson....
You said your peace
It's killing me
I can't believe
It's over

Your not the enemy
But underneath
You don't agree
Take comfort that
It's over, over

See you're hands tight
You feel shy
Believe I'm on your side
Now and forever, oh

Jealousy
Won't get you anything that you've lost
Jealousy
It will never be what it was
Jealousy
Well I'm afraid of what I've become
Jealousy
It feels like everything has come undone

Your not the enemy
But underneath
You don't agree
Take comfort that
It's over, oh over

There's an emergency
A dire need
For the remedy
Take comfort that
It's over, oh over

Because jealousy
Won't get you anything that you've lost
Jealousy
Well it will never be what it was
Jealousy
Well I'm afraid of what I've become
Jealousy
It feels like everything has come undone

[x2]
No matter what the price
They can't take me

No matter they won't

No matter what the price
They can't take me


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"Jealous Girls" as written by Joel Eriksson Erik Niklasson

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    Lyric CorrectionCorrections: (note: you don't say your 'peace', you say your 'piece'; the misspelling detracts from the song's meaning...the point of it is that jealousy won't bring you 'peace'. Normally spellings aren't as big a deal, but this one affects the song's meaning and potential interpretation pretty deeply - you can make 'peace', or 'a peace' treaty, but you say your 'piece', when you are adding your piece to the whole conversation, which in a complicated argument can be like a piece of a puzzle, or when added to a whole is your unique, individual ingredient or segment, like your 'piece' of the pie - also, unless these lyrics are referring to a remix I've never heard, it's pretty clear that Beth sings 'you *feel* shy', not 'you fell shy', which, again, would drastically affect the meaning of the song--not to mention she uses 'feel shy' and 'believe I'm' as a cool vocal device/rhyme scheme, and when taken from the beginning, adds to the alliterative quality of the lyrics/vocals: 'piece, me, believe, enemy, underneath, agree, feel, believe, jealousy, never be, feels, urgency, need, remedy, jealousy...', etc. etc..

    I'm not trying to be a jerk, it's just that 1) these lyrics are reproduced and copied millions of times on so many sites where people just copy/paste, therefore reproducing the mistake many times over and magnifying the careless or misheard transcriptions, and 2) this site is about song meanings, so misspellings that affect the song meaning should be corrected, especially since so many artists use double entendres and intentional misspellings to convey meaning, sometimes subtle meanings...which is why there's a site devoted to misheard lyrics and how hilarious they can be.

    As for my interpretation of the meaning, I think it's pretty straightforward (no pun intended ;) and self-explanatory. Beth Ditto isn't really known for her complexity or for subtlety in her lyrics (although I think 'Arkansas Heat', one of the band's earliest releases, is lyrically very interesting); almost every song of hers is fairly direct and she doesn't pull many punches, though I do think that despite some lyrical and musical regression, *some* of the lyrics on 'Men In Love' are some of the most poetic of her career--witness: "...it's a long, long way to February, when the ocean meets the sun...got me wonderin' 'is this necessary?' when we've only just begun...ooh whoa-ohh, this is the last time I love and let love'.
    stallionhorseon October 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning is pretty obvious, right?
    casposaon December 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning is pretty obvious, right?
    casposaon December 02, 2007   Link

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