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Jealousy
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Artist Marina and the Diamonds
Type The Family Jewels outtake
die Life song
Released April, 2009 (on MySpace)
Recorded 2009
Length 3:20 (See official versions)
Writer(s) Marina Diamandis
Richard "Biff" Stannard
Ash Howes
Producer(s) Richard "Biff" Stannard

"Jealousy" is an unreleased song by Welsh singer-songwriter MARINA. It was written by Marina Diamandis, and produced by Richard "Biff" Stannard in 2009.

Background

Posted to her MySpace in April 2009,[1] it was intended to be part of The Family Jewels,[2] however, it didn't make the cut. It was then meant to be included on die Life which was scrapped for Electra Heart.

Jealousy, was supposed to be on The Family Jewels and then, performing it live on tour last year you talked about it being on the new album -
Yeah, and then I just scrapped it. Poor old Jealousy[laughs]. I hope another artist picks it up. I would like that. It’s a really good song.[3]
Later in the interview Marina called Scab and Plaster a "Family Jewels throwback" and didn't include it on the Electra Heart tracklist, so it's unlikely Jealousy was seriously in the running for Electra Heart.

Various stems snippets leaked in April, 15 2019.

Live performances

Diamandis performed the song live 59 times between 2010 and 2011, and 3 days in a row in February 2012[4] before Electra Heart was released and not on the Lonely Hearts Club Tour.

Various live performances were recorded and uploaded to YouTube, most of them can be found around the internet.

Official versions

  • Final version - 3:20
  • Demo version - 3:23

Lyrics

I'm embarrassed to confess
I am a jealous girlfriend
I want you to belong to me
But I think they'd call that jealousy

I never say a word
In case I come off needy
I never say a word
Leave you before you leave me

What is taking over me? Jealousy
A bubbling inside of me, it's jealousy
Controlling me, it's coming after me
It's so easy when you don't belong to me

Is it you or is it me?
When you talk about beauty
Makes me feel so ugly
But I think they'd call that jealousy

I never say a word
In case I come off needy
I never say a word
Leave you before you leave me

What is taking over me? Jealousy
A bubbling inside of me, it's jealousy
Controlling me, it's coming after me
It's so easy when you don't belong to me

I think I'm fine, I think I'm tough
Until I go and fall in love
I always try hard to conceal
But the more I hide the worse I feel

Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, jealousy
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, jealousy

What is taking over me? Jealousy
A bubbling inside of me, it's jealousy
Controlling me, it's coming after me
It's so easy when you don't belong to me

Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, jealousy
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, it's jealousy
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, jealousy
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, it's jealousy

Trivia

  • Jealousy is the only song to be scrapped from two albums.

References

  1. https://nialler9.com/marina-the-diamonds-the-shampain-sleeper/
  2. https://www.clashmusic.com/features/in-the-works-marina-and-the-diamonds
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20120319012948/http://www.planetnotion.com/2012/03/16/marina-the-diamonds
  4. https://www.setlist.fm/stats/songs/marina-23d430cf.html?song=Jealousy
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