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Thread #19560 Message #3068695
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
06-Jan-11 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Jealousy (Billy Fury) 'Twas all over my..
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Twas all over my jealousy'
This is a thought-provoking song. Many people underestimate the damage caused by mindless jealously.
some years ago, one of the great advice columnists (either Dear Abby or Ann Landers) did a survey, and thousands of American women contributed their views on marriage. The consensus was that it is totally hopeless to marry one of the following kinds of men because they will never change:
a mama's boy
a problem drinker
a jealous man.
I vividly remember a man who wrote to one of them saying that he was jealous man even though he didn't want to be, and it was ruining his life. The columnist had no advice or consolation for him.
Here's an example of mindless jealousy, so you know what I'm talking about. I read in a magazine of an abusive husband who flew into a rage if his wife did not answer the phone in three rings. If it took longer, he assumed she was with a man. Didn't matter if she was changing the baby or weeding the garden, his mind instantly embraced jealousy.
Like the singer in this song, he lost her.