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Gene Pitney Half Heaven Half Heartache

Gene Pitney Half Heaven Half Heartache

Pop Music

In 1962, Gene Pitney’s song “Half Heaven-Half Heartache” went to #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #4 in Canada, and #11 in Australia.

Born in Harford , Connecticut, in 1940, Gene Pitney was multi-talented as he was a singer, songwriter, musician, and sound engineer. He had success on his own with song such as “Town Without Pity,” “Only Love Can Break a Heart,”(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance,” and “Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa” — to name a few. PItney also penned hits for others, including “Rubber Ball” for Bobby Vee, “He’s a Rebel” for The Crystals, and “Hello Mary Lou” for Ricky Nelson. Pitney died in 2006 of a heart attack in Cardiff, Wales, where he was on tour. He was 66.

Here are the lyrics to “Half Heaven-Half Heartache” by Gene Pitney:

“My arms reach out for you I kiss you tenderly
But when you touch my lips you’re kissing him not me, why must it be
Half heaven, half heartache, my lovin’ you, darlin’
Can’t you forget that other love you knew, hmm

Within your angel eyes a world of dreams are there
Yet I’ll keep wondering if they are mine to share, oh it’s just not fair
Half heaven, half heartache, my loving you, darlin’
Oh let my love be strong enough to take away the heartache
And make my life a heaven on earth with you-ou-oo-ou

Half heaven, half heartache, my loving you, darlin’
Oh let my love be strong enough to take away the heartache
And make my life a heaven on earth with you-ou-oo-oo-ou”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by Gene Pitney: “Only Love Can Break a Heart,” “Town Without Pity,” and “(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance.”

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  1. […] listening to and reading about other songs by Gene Pitney: “Town Without Pity,” “Half Heaven Half Heartache,” and “(The Man Who Shot) Liberty […]

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