Girlfriend
Lyrics Alicia Keys

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Yeah, Yeah What
Uh Yeah
Yeah, Yeah What Uh
Your girlfriend
2000, Alicia Keys
Yeah Yeah What
Aha J.D. Wha Wha
Yeah Yeah What
Come On

[Verse 1]
May be silly for me to feel this way about you and her
Cuz I know she's been such a good friend
I know she has helped you through

Talkin late on the phone
Every night you've been callin
Private moments alone
Could your heart soon be fallin
And I know she's a friend
But I can't shake the feeling
That I could be losing your heart

[Chorus]
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
Although she's just a girl that is your friend
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
She shares a special part of you

[Verse 2]
You said that she's one who helped you see
How deep you're in love with me
And intentions were not to get in between
But I see possibilities
(Hey hey)

And you say that you feel
I'm the best thing in your life
And I know it's real
And I see it in your eyes
There's no reason for me, to even feel this way
I know you just enjoy her company

[Chorus]
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
Although she's just a girl that is your friend
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
She shares a special part of you

Say you jealous but you can't tell me why [x7]
(Your girlfriend)

It's enough to make a n*gga go crazy

[Chorus]

Song facts

"Girlfriend" is a song by American singer–songwriter Alicia Keys. It was written by Keys, Jermaine Dupri, and Joshua Thompson and produced by Dupri for her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001).

The track released as the album's fourth and final single outside the United States, where it charted at number eighty-two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart due to moderate airplay. Although "Girlfriend" managed to outpeak previous single "How Come You Don't Call Me" in the United Kingdom and Australia, it failed to make impact elsewhere.

The song's KrucialKeys Sista Girl Mix, which appears on the re-release Songs in A Minor: Remixed & Unplugged, is used in the video, directed by Patrick Hoelck, and was serviced to radio instead of its album version.

In "Girlfriend", Keys cannot help but think that her boyfriend is having a relationship with his close female friend. She says she knows that the woman is only a friend of him, but she cannot stop thinking that her boyfriend may leave her. Keys then proceeds to say that she thinks she is jealous of his "girlfriend".

The song contains an interpolation from Ol' Dirty Bastard's 1995 song "Brooklyn Zoo".

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