Jealous Love

Album: Carry the Ghost (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Noah Gundersen wrote "Jealous Love," the eighth track on his sophomore album, Carry the Ghost, in 2012. In our interview with Gundersen, he revealed to us what inspired the song: "I had come out of a relationship. I was starting to think about a new relationship and the things that hadn't worked in the previous one. Wanting something better, not wanting a jealous partner, and just wanting my romantic life to evolve instead of being stagnant and just repeating the same mistakes."
  • The title appears only in the opening sentence of the song:

    I don't want no jealous love
    Honey, I've had enough of it
    All my life bringing me down


    The second verse and chorus demonstrate Gundersen hoping this new relationship will blossom into something better than his preceding one:

    I don't want to be a crutch
    Honey, or take too much from you or you from me
    I'll never be your shining knight
    Honey, your mister right
    But I will do all I can to be your man

    I want it better than I've ever had
    I want it better than
    So give me the good times
    Give me the bad
    I want it better than I've ever had

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