The Grass Is Green

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"The Grass Is Green"
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Single by Nelly Furtado
from the album Folklore
B-side "Party (Reprise)"
"My Love Grows Deeper"
Released February 14, 2005[1]
Recorded 2003
Length 3:51
Label Universal
Producer(s) Mike Elizondo
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"The Grass Is Green"
"No Hay Igual"

"The Grass Is Green" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado for her second studio album, Folklore (2003). It was written by Furtado with the song's producer Mike Elizondo. Despite not being released as a single anywhere else than Germany, where it peaked at number sixty-five, the song has been separately praised as noteworthy.[2]


Furtado said the song "plays around with the idea of wanting what you can't have, or wanting what's on the other side, something you dream of. And then you finally touch it, but, oh, no! It's too late; it's changed. There are also themes of deception and mistrust, but I prefer to express that kind of world-weariness with a light touch. The music has an understated hip-hop thing going on; the groove just chugs along, with simple instrumentation."[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "The Grass Is Green" (Album Version) 3:51
2. "I Feel You" (featuring Esthero) 4:11
International single
No. Title Length
1. "The Grass Is Green" (Album Version) 3:51
2. "Party [Reprise]" (Non-LP Version) 4:53
3. "My Love Grows Deeper (Part 1)" (Non-LP Version) 4:54


Chart (2004) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 65


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  2. ^ Suzanne Hutson; Various website commenters (2003-11-13). "Nelly Furtado, Folklore". Urban Review. BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2006-07-31. 
  3. ^ Chris Santos; Various website commenters (2004). " - music". The Official Nelly Furtado Fansite. Archived from the original on October 4, 2002. Retrieved 2001-01-07.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ " – Furtado,Nelly Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.

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