Half-Hearted Get (Is Second Best) Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
album: Track in album Painting It Red
release date: 2000-10-9
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:25
producer: Paul Heaton and Jon Kelly
mixer: John Brough, Jon Kelly and Paul Heaton
engineer: John Brough
composer: Dave Rotheray, Paul Heaton
lyricist: Paul Heaton

Cover Art

The Beautiful South Painting It Red cover art
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I've only got one real fan
She is not woman, she is not man
She's got her own coat of arms and her tartan and her own clan
Her clan surpasses beauty
always love and never duty
A beauty that feels so alien to this land


These feelings should be censored they should be banned
But when you put a porn-star in these hands
I'm the 6 month old with the keys to his own pram
You got this straight to play the fool
Miss out nursery, miss out school
And gave the bullet train option to this old abandoned tram


How do you make so special look like dross
How do you make expensive look budget cost
If it's power to the workers then you are the boss
You make bluebells look like moss
Gave a second coat to gloss
And made Lennon's little Ono look like dross
If prostitution was not illegal
you'd make cheap sex look so regal
Make the hottest little joint in town look like frost


The famous they get stalkers, they get pests
But I'd rather get a bullet right through my chest
All that Lennon could imagine
was not you, was just a fraction
and all half-hearted get is second best


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Who's Gonna Tell?
  • 2 Closer Than Most
  • 3 Just Checkin'
  • 4 Hit Parade
  • 5 Masculine Eclipse
  • 6 'til You Can't Tuck It In
  • 7 If We Crawl
  • 8 Tupperware Queen
  • 9 Half-Hearted Get (Is Second Best)
  • 10 White Teeth
    CD 2
  • 1 The River
  • 2 Baby Please Go
  • 3 You Can Call Me Leisure
  • 4 Final Spark
  • 5 10,000 Feet
  • 6 Hot on the Heels of Heartbreak
  • 7 The Mediterranean
  • 8 A Little Piece of Advice
  • 9 Property Quiz
  • 10 Chicken Wings