Half As Lovely (Twice As True)

 

Written by:  Sammy Gallop

Written by:  Lew Spence

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

Label:  Capitol Records

Recorded:  May 13, 1954

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If your eyes were half as bright, they still would light my way,

If your heart were twice as true then you'd be mine today.

That's why I often wish that you were half as lovely, twice as true,

I'm only one of those who thinks of you and sighs,

Just another who knows your laughter and lies.

I wish that you were someone who was half as lovely, twice as true.

I love you, I love you, too much it seems, for any fool can see,

With your heart so crowded with other dreams, how can you dream of me?

Though I pray the gods of love will make you care, somehow,

Still I know the odds of love are all against me now,

But I might stand a chance if you were half as lovely, twice as true.

Maybe, if your loveliness were not so heavenly,

Maybe then I might possess the only one for me,

I wish you ere someone who was half as lovely, twice as true.