I was dreaming of the past
And my heart was beating fast
I began to lose control
I began to lose control

I didn't mean to hurt you
I'm sorry that I made you cry
I didn't want to hurt you
I'm just a jealous guy

I was feeling insecure
You might not love me any more
I was shivering inside
I was shivering inside

I was trying to catch your eyes
Thought that you were trying to hide
I was swallowing my pain
I was swallowing my pain

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Jealous Guy (John Lennon cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentJust downloaded the acoustic live version of Elliot's cover... UNBELIEVABLE! R.I.P Elliot
    podson October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentElliott Smith's cover is so beautiful...
    maybeIhaveaproblemon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe could cover lennon and beatles better than anyone else:(
    lisalynnon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsometimes i feel like my boyfriend should be singing me this song. :'(
    electrickbebeon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthis voice sounds perfect for this song
    YourPerfectVerseon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAMAZING!

    Best cover ever!
    Heather200408on June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis voice is angelic.
    jtankon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis cover is better than the original, elliott is the best singer/songwriter of this decade R.I.P.
    joe2000on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBetter than the original. Hands down.

    This song makes me depressed.. it's so beautiful but listening to it makes me realize I'll never ever get the chance to see Elliott live. Ever.

    R.I.P. Elliott
    heatherleanneon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgod, elliott could cover the beatles, john lennon, george harrison..perfectly.
    this song makes me so sad though..
    i just want to cry, when i hear him whistle in the middle, but then he just can't seem to hit that one last note...
    you can tell that he's really putting all his emotion into it.
    and it's beautiful.

    xo, elliott. we miss you.
    myxangelxelliotton September 04, 2006   Link

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