Jealous vs Covet in Song Examples from the 80s

Jealous: to want something someone else has so you can have it also (ex: Timex Social Club believes rumors are started “by the jealous people and they get mad about somthin’ they had and sombody else is holdin”)

Covet: to want something someone else has so they don’t have it and you do (ex: Rick Springfield remarks that “Jessie’s got himself a girl and I want to make her mine”)

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