Crystal Gayle performs “Half The Way” On Solid Gold Show.

The song reached number # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists.

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Half The Way

Lp cover Crystal Gayle ( Columbia 1979 )
Lp cover Crystal Gayle ( Columbia 1979 )

A song written by Ralph Murphy & Bobby Wood, was recorded by Crystal Gayle between the end of 1978 and the beginning of 1979, for the Columbia label, with the production of Allen Reynolds, was released in September 1979. The song reached number # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists. After leaving the label United Artists Records, this song is the first I recorded with his new label, Columbia.
“Half the way” is one of Gayle Contemporary’s best-known hits, reaching the Top 10 at No. 9. After the success of “Half the Way”, Gayle never made another hit Top 40 Pop on his own. His singles charted out of Pop Top 40 although they followed this, and also the Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was included in Crystal’s eighth studio album, Miss the Mississippi (Columbia 1979), peaked at # 3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album was certified gold record in 1980.

Crystal Gayle – Half The Way Lyrics

Half of your love
Is just’not what I’m after.
Part of your world is just’
not what I need!
Some of your time is like’
One glass of water.
It just keeps me thirsty for wine!

So fill me up
To the top!
Oh don’t you stop,
’till I’m over flowin’!
Love is the seed,
And babe I need’
You to keep it growin’ stronger every day!
Oh Love,
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)

Never before’
Have I settled for seconds!
All of my life I have’
Hungered for more!

Now I can see where your’
Sweet love can lead me!
This is what I have waited for!

So fill me up
To the top!
Oh don’t you stop,
’till I’m over flowin’!
Love is the seed,
And babe I need’
You to keep it growin’ stronger every day!
Oh Love,
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)

Half of your love
Is just’not what I’m after’NO!
Part of your world is just’
not what I need!

Now I can see where your’
Sweet love can lead me!
This is what I have waited for!

So fill me up
To the top!
Oh don’t you stop,
’till I’m over flowin’!
(Love)’Love is the seed,
And babe I need’
You to keep it growin’ stronger every day!
Oh Love,
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)
Give me all your love!
(Don’t take me half the way!)
Don’t take me half the way!
(Don’t take me half the way!)
Give me all your love!
(Don’t take me half the way!)

Single Crystal Gayle ( Columbia 1979 )
Single Crystal Gayle ( Columbia 1979 )

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