"Half In Love With Elizabeth" as written by Henry William Harrison, William Rees, Kai Fish, Kapil Trivedi and Steven Blaine Harrison....
Somethings are too painful to say out loud
Well, they live behind a veil and see through a shroud
Words fly through his mouth, like paper butterflies
They flutter around and burn holes in your side

And he's half in love with Elizabeth
And he's half in love with you

I knew that you were thinking of him last night
'Cause I saw the blood seep down to your toes
Turn away if you must but how can you put your trust
In a man who always sleeps in his clothes?

And he's half in love with Elizabeth
And he's half in love with you
Yes, he's half in love with Elizabeth
And he's half in love with you

You're the sweet scent on an envelope
A folded photo in his purse
But if you pin your hopes to his back my dear
I'm afraid the bubble will burst

The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst

The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst

The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst
The bubble will burst

And he's half in love with Elizabeth
And he's half in love with you
And he's half in love with Elizabeth
And he's half in love with you


Lyrics submitted by MuchTooMuch, edited by khastro

"Half in Love with Elizabeth" as written by Kai Fish Henry William Harrison

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm quite positive antontronbon (7.17.09) knows of that he speaks. It's a song about a loser, for no one who grasps the concept of true love could be in love with two different people at the same time unless it's the type of love a parent has for his/her children.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 10, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningDoes anybody else think The Crucible?
    As in, John Proctor being torn between Abigail and Elizabeth. 'The bubble will burst' could be the witch hunt that comes from it and the fact that his fling comes all out in the open.
    I dunno, but it's an idea we could add to the bunch!
    TKirbyon May 26, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg omg omg. this song is like they are talking to my ex girlfriend. we broke up due to long distance, etc, but we remained with the affection we had for each other, and we hope (maybe hoped, i don't know myself anymore) to meet this year again to see what's up, and maybe wait till both of us are at one place......but in the meanwhile, I've met a girl named Elizabeth :P. First time I'm hearing this song, and it's so freaking strange. Like they are talking to my ex-gf, which I miss :( (have to say not as much as before, b/c of Elizabeth)
    Yoga1978on May 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a guy who is torn between his girlfriend and his career, hence as someone said about elisabeth being the queen on money etc. He always sleeps in his clothes becuase he's such a hard core businessman that he is ready to go to work as soon as he wakes up.
    His girlfriend is much more involved than she is in the relationship- he carries her photo but she is the one troubled by their problems.
    Quail23on November 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI pretty much think that this song revolves around a guy who's more in love with money & career than he is with his wife. therefore the "half in love with Elizabeth, half in love with you".
    But how can you put your trust
    In a man who always sleeps in his clothes?
    Clearly he sleeps in his clothes (like in the video) because he wants to go to work as soon as he wakes up, and the way he cuts out all of Elizabeth's faces and all. but anyway this song is just brilliant!
    Zipperrongon March 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally think this song is about some who gambles... and she wants him to stop but he cant because he loves money - Elizabeth?
    Maybe?
    Fruityfaceon April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's 'but if you pin your hopes to his back my dear im afraid the bubble will burst'
    sillygoose234on March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, first time I heard this it was like they were talking about me and my ex-boyfriend (but more at the time when we were actually together). He liked someone of that name and so it resulted in our break-up twice. I was freaked out but we're still mates and we had a laugh about the weirdness of it. If I had heard it at the time of all the hurt, i would have probably listened to it way more as to wallow in my saddness haha. the bubble burst alright.
    littlesong89on May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBlaine Harrison is brilliant.
    "But if you pin your hopes to his back my dear
    I'm afraid the bubble will burst"
    nondescriipton June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this songs relates to almost anyone whos been in a relationship/has had love interests


    I cheated on my bf, with my best friend, and dumped him because of it, but i got back with him cause i realised i was still in love with him, but i have become in love with my best friend at the same time


    and whenever im confused, i listen to this song and it helps me, cause i feel like the guy in this song

    best mystery jets song (maybe apart from diamonds in the dark)

    I love these guys!
    freakystyleyon July 04, 2008   Link

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