Labrinth - Jealous Lyrics | SongMeanings (2024)

Labrinth

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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

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

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Jealous Lyrics as written by Natalie Hemby Josh Kear

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    General Comment

    So 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, 2014Link

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    My Interpretation

    I 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, 2014Link

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    My Opinion

    he 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, 2017Link

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  • My Interpretation

    The 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, 2016Link

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  • General Comment

    One 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.

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  • General Comment

    I think very differently about this song. I think it’s about the loss of a very dear person. Personally, this song and it’s lyrics mean a lot to me, because I listen it in thoughts of my baby, which I‘ve lost because of a miscarriage.

    My baby is gone, I was never able to hold her, but I think that I‘m always surrounded by her, although I don’t believe in god. So I’m jealous of the rain and the wind, because I think her presence is everywhere. And the rain and wind is closer to her, than my hands ever were, because I was never able to hold my baby.No matter how hard I wish for, I can never be near her.

    I wished her the best of all this world could give, but it wasn’t enough to save her. I needed to set her free, let her go, but I always thought, maybe one day, she will come back or we will be together again.

    I think she is happy, wherever she is, and I’m jealous that I can’t be with her. I’m jealous that she is happy without me, that I needed to stay back. All I got, was the memory, the heartbreak. I needed to watch her slip away, and a part of me died with her.

    Caruso1992on August 05, 2018Link

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    A really beautiful and deep meaningful song. The song that represents the heart of whoever had experienced a broken relationship with the love of his/her life.We hope to be as close as the wind, the water that touches the body of a person we love, we hope to spend the nights with them everyday, we hope that someday he/she will return and admit that life has been difficult for him/her to live without us. But when reality kicks in, we realize they have been happy with their lives, living us to this deep jealousy of knowing that the love of our lives is able to be happy without us. it is my hope too but being honest, i want him to be happy with me and me only :(

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    This is actually about his father not being in his life.. But it is written so that you can feel this song in any situation

    Cyndiraeon September 27, 2019Link

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    I play this song to James because I'm jelouse of the rain that falls on his skin in the video cold. I never touched him and I've waited too long to be with him. I wish I could hold his hand even. I miss you even though I never be with you. That's what this song means to me.

    ManonJameson March 21, 2020Link

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  • Song Meaning

    Greatest song written by him so I'll gladly explain

    Labrinth is describing how he missing his ex, how he's Jealous of how he can't be her number one anymore. He describes how he's waiting for the days to come where she comes back, missing him, which we later find out, never happens. He says how he's dying day by day without her. Even though he can't be happy with her, he eventually wishes her happiness- even if it wasn't him. He says how he wants to know who she found, what he does that he couldn't do for her. This song is a perfect description for when your missing an ex or even if it's your husband/wife/boy/girl.

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