Tell me do you think it'd be all right
If I could just crash here tonight?
You can see I'm in no shape for driving
And anyway I've got no place to go
And you know it might not be that bad
You were the best I'd ever had
If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
I might not be alone

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place, hey jealousy
Hey jealousy, hey jealousy
Hey jealousy

And you can trust me not to think
And not to sleep around
If you don't expect too much from me
You might not be let down

'Cause all I really want is to be with you
Feeling like I matter too
If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
I might be here with you

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place, hey jealousy

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place, hey jealousy
Hey jealousy, hey jealousy
Hey jealousy

Well tell me do you think it'd be all right
If I could just crash here tonight?
You can see I'm in no shape for driving
And anyway I've got no place to go
And you know it might not be that bad
You were the best I'd ever had
If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
I might not be alone

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place, hey jealousy

Hey jealousy, she took my heart
Well there's only one thing I couldn't start


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Hey Jealousy Lyrics as written by Doug Hopkins

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    General CommentThis song is about a man who lost his loved one to another man. He is quite jealous and wishes to win back her love in an unorthodox manner. However, in the end the poor man could not even start his car so he cannot begin his fantasy to regain his ex-girlfriend. A dreamer who fails yet again even with his most fantastic plans.

    > Tell me do you think it'd be all right
    > If I could just crash here tonight

    He wants to stop by her place... and crash. (sleep over).

    > You can see I'm in no shape for driving
    > And anyway I've got no place to go

    He is in no shape for driving which implies he is fatigued OR drunk. Given that the writer of this song (who committed suicide) had drinking problems it is more likely the latter than the former.

    > And you know it might not be that bad
    > You were the best I'd ever had

    You were my "true love".

    > If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
    > I might not be alone

    Some incident in the past occurred where it was clearly the singer's fault. He admits to this mistake and believes he would still be with her if he had not done so.

    > Tomorrow we can drive around this town
    > And let the cops chase us around

    We can go drive around and go wild. Basically, live dangerously in a wild and exciting way. This isn't terribly romantic, so it implies a true sense of desperation.

    > The past is gone but something might be found
    > To take its place...hey jealousy

    Hopefully, instead of dwelling on the past mistakes, concentrate with a new future, a new slate.

    > And you can trust me not to think
    > And not to sleep around
    > If you don't expect too much from me
    > You might not be let down

    He promises they will not fall into the common pitfalls of most common relationships. Pathetically, he also mentions he does not have much to offer.

    > Cause all I really want is to be with you
    > Feeling like I matter too

    He is desperately in love and wishes for validation and acknowledgement from his loved one.

    > If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
    > I might be here with you
    > Tomorrow we can drive around this town
    > And let the cops chase us around
    > The past is gone but something might be found
    > To take its place...hey jealousy

    > She took my heart
    > There's only one thing I couldn't start

    Yes, she still holds a special place in his heart.
    The final twist....

    There is only one thing; I could not start [the car].

    He cannot start the car, which implies he has not maintained his car well. This somewhat implies his promises are quite empty and he really has little to offer.

    This further reinforces the song is the ramblings of a drunk man (or a fallen man). The most sane of individuals realizes this plan would NEVER sway a woman, but he is so pathetic and desperate he is willing to try anything.

    In the end, he cannot even try his act of desperation.
    ckdamascuson November 21, 2004   Link

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