Friday Nineties – Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy

Acadia Einstein

This is an ACTUAL photo from 1993. Dig those jean shorts. Photo courtesy of Mary Jacobs and Jim Jacobs who look goooooooood.

I thought the girl in this song’s name was “Jealousy”.  Actually, I guess I still think that.  I used to post the lyrics with the songs but now I find it more fun to realize how few of the lyrics I actually know.  Seriously this song is from 1993.  That’s 19 years old.  Even if you only heard it once a month starting in 1994 that is still 216 times!  How do I not know the words?

Sure, I know some of them.  “Let the cops chase us around”.  There’s one.  And “If I could just crash here tonight.”  See, the guy is asking his girlfriend (Jealousy) if he can sleep over because he is drunk and the next day is the big bank robbery.  You don’t believe me?  Well, you tell ME what it’s about then, professor.  But don’t try figuring it out by listening to the song.  Will not help.  At all.  May as well listen to me blowing into this big jug with three crudely drawn X’s on it.


I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. sj
    September 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Whaaaaaa? This was, like, the least mumbly alternative band of the 90s!

    I still haven’t looked up lyrics to certain Lemonheads and Dinosaur Jr songs – I prefer the mystery.

    • Acadia
      September 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      I can’t believe it took this long for me to get to them.

      • sj
        September 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        NEITHER CAN I! I need to scroll through the back catalogue and see if I have any suggestions.

  2. Acadia
    September 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    You are this feature’s only biggest fan!

    • sj
      September 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Just don’t start calling me Annie Wilkes, ‘kay? So…I HAVE SUGGESTIONS but don’t know if you want me to post them or email them?

  3. Acadia
    September 15, 2012 at 12:50 am


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