Oh how wrong can you be?
Oh to fall in love
Was my very first mistake
How was I to know
I was far too much in love to see?
Oh jealousy look at me now
Jealousy you got me somehow
You gave me no warning
Took me by surprise
Jealousy you led me on
You couldn't lose you couldn't fail
You had suspicion on my trail

How how how all my jealousy
I wasn't man enough to let you hurt my pride
Now I'm only left with my own jealousy

Oh how strong can you be
With matters of the heart?
Life is much too short
To while away with tears
If only you could see
Just what you do to me
Oh jealousy you tripped me up
Jealousy you brought me down
You bring me sorrow you cause me pain
Jealousy when will you let go?
Gotta hold of my possessive mind
Turned me into a jealous guy

How how how all my jealousy
I wasn't man enough to let you hurt my pride
Now I'm only left with my own jealousy
But now it matters not
If I should live or die
'Cause I'm only left with my own jealousy

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Jealousy Lyrics as written by Freddie Mercury

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  • +2
    General Comment
    This is like one of the most underrated songs from Queen ever! One of the Jazz's shining jewels.
    AsItBeganon January 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    I see it pssobly as a continuation of White Queen (As It Began) from Queen II. Though I know it was written about a different member of Queen. The main reason for this is because it's the only other Queen song to feature the sitar-styled acousitc guitar (although The Night Goes Down has something similar) Kind of a lame reason but still...It's a bout the protgananist from White Queen finally getting the woman he admired from afar and then losing her from his jealousy.
    rotherhamkidon December 23, 2006   Link
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    I LOVE THIS SONG Jazz is so under rated as an album
    therealelementalon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I totally agree, this is a great but sadly underrated song.
    Robbie190on March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    I love this song! It is a classic Freddie number about how jealousy can control you and cause you to ultimatlely lose your love. I wish more people could write music like he did.
    akanawhaon March 11, 2006   Link
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    I agree akanawha, he was such a good songwriter, and a singer, of course. The meaning is's pretty obvious, just like akanawha said, about how jealousy can control you and how it can ruin many things in your life, takes persons that you care about away from you... This is one of my favourite songs with Queen (though they're many...), it's so pretty, and Freddie sings it so well.
    Xinyaon April 17, 2006   Link
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    This song has been underrated indeed. And it's not the only Queen song that has been undervalued. Hey come on, haven't you ever wondered why a song like "The Invisible Man" managed to get in the Greatest Hits collection but "Spread Your Wings" did not?
    Angie_is_my_nameon June 25, 2006   Link
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    oh freddies voice in this one is absoloutly amazin!!! just about jelously n pride comsuming your...ah the fickle twists n turns of love!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    princess*delilahon November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    beautiful song. freddie was a truly gifted vocalist and songwriter but many of his attributes were often overlooked in relation to his talents as a performer.
    Freddie77on January 05, 2007   Link
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    This song is very good. It makes me feel really sad, which is probably what's supposed to happen. I've said it before, but I love how Queen does songs with so many different sounds.
    Play the Gameon February 13, 2007   Link

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