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I Hate It When My Friends Are Successful

I can’t get excited by this state of mind
Sometimes I forget just why I’m here
I’m not doing it for passion anymore
Oh I’m not doing it for me

I’m doing it for my next door neighbour
I’m doing it for my high school band
I’m doing it for all my friend’s parents 
Who thought my influence was bad

I’m not inspired 
I’m tested and I’m tired
While you’re out makin your music
I wanna get behind ya
I wanna work beside ya
But jealousy resides instead
Believe me I do try but I still…

Hate it when my friends are successful 
Oh, I deal with it in most unhealthy ways
We hate it when our friends are successful
We fall into a fit of jealous rage
Uh-huh

I wanna be the pop star in the family
I wanna make my gran and grandpa proud
And to all of the regulars at work
I’ll give them something to talk about

I’ll do it for that lecturer who thought I was a flog
I’ll do it for my ex-boyfriend who used to buy me grog
The girl that held my hair back when I spewed
Yeah girl I’m doing it for you

Oh I’ll keep on writing, though
My patience has retired
The words that swarm around my head
I wish that I was proud of, those
Who I do like the sound of
But jealousy strikes back again
Believe me I do try but I still…

Hate it when my friends are successful 
Oh, I deal with it in most unhealthy ways
We hate it when our friends are successful
We fall into a fit of jealous rage
Uh-huh

I’m in my primary school newsletter, And I can’t get excited
You put me on your resume, And I can’t get excited
The word out on the street is me, And I can’t get excited
I’m fuelled upon your jealousy, And I can’t get excited 

Hate it when my friends are successful 
Oh, I deal with it in most unhealthy ways
We hate it when our friends are successful
We fall into a fit of jealous rage
Uh-huh, oh, oh

Na-na, na-na, na-na, NA!