"Jealous" as written by and Natalie Hemby Josh Kear....
I'm jealous of the rain
That falls upon your skin
It's closer than my hands have been
I'm jealous of the rain
I'm jealous of the wind
That ripples through your clothes
It's closer than your shadow
Oh, I'm jealous of the wind

'Cause I wished you the best of
All this world could give
And I told you when you left me
There's nothing to forgive
But I always thought you'd come back, tell me all you found was
Heartbreak and misery
It's hard for me to say, I'm jealous of the way
You're happy without me

I'm jealous of the nights
That I don't spend with you
I'm wondering who you lay next to
Oh, I'm jealous of the nights
I'm jealous of the love
Love that was in here
Gone for someone else to share
Oh, I'm jealous of the love

'Cause I wished you the best of
All this world could give
And I told you when you left me
There's nothing to forgive
But I always thought you'd come back, tell me all you found was
Heartbreak and misery
It's hard for me to say, I'm jealous of the way
You're happy without me

As I sink in the sand
Watch you slip through my hands
Oh, as I die here another day, yeah
'Cause all I do is cry behind this smile
I wished you the best of
All this world could give
And I told you when you left me
There's nothing to forgive
But I always thought you'd come back, tell me all you found was
Heartbreak and misery
It's hard for me to say, I'm jealous of the way
You're happy without me

I-I-It's hard for me to say, I'm jealous of the way
You're happy without me


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"Jealous" as written by Natalie Hemby Josh Kear

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  • +2
    General CommentSo sad. He split up with someone who he thought he'd still end up together with and they've moved on without him.
    darkfrankhson November 26, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think he is singing about a past lover who has left him, whom he still has feelings for and had hoped to reunite with.
    autumn4on December 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionhe just jealous with what is closer to his ex, because it's closer to her, and he wish all the best to his ex, maybe break is the best way he thinked
    mrayhanbpon June 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe singer is singing their heart out about their ex-lover. He lets them go at the chorus but still hopes they'd come back to the singer.

    Such a sad song because it's for the broken hearted ones that want to let them go but still hope they'd come back :/
    Perjohnon July 07, 2016   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite things about this song is that it was actually written by a little-known, but very successful Nashville songwriter named Natalie Hemby. Amazing how a great song transcends genres.
    HanaCarinaon May 23, 2017   Link

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