Halfway To Paradise
Bobby Vinton Lyrics

I want to be your lover
But your friend is all I've stayed
I'm only halfway to paradise
So near, yet so far away

I long for your lips to kiss my lips
But just when I think they may
You lead me halfway to paradise
So near, yet so far away, mmm
Bein' close to you is almost heaven (heaven)
But seein' you can do just so much
It hurts me so to know your heart's a treasure (treasure)
And that my heart is forbidden to touch, so

Put your sweet lips close to my lips
And tell me that's where they're gonna stay
Don't lead me halfway to paradise
Mmm, so near, yet so far away

Oh, uh, oh so near, yet so far away
Yeah, yeah so near, yet so far away

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This is my favorite version of the song, and it's the first I ever heard. Often the first one we hear becomes our favorite.

paul mcdowell

Amazing how 3 different interpretations of the same song can sound, Tony Orlando's very poppy, Billy Fury's totally classical and this one full of meaning. All great but if I have to choose , its got to be Billy. Thanks for posting.

carol Johnson

beautiful song I wish I could play that for Harold to let him know how much I love him still

george formby

this song speaks to me from the heart 

Thomas Ponzio

should have been a much bigger hit


thank you for putting this beautiful love song on your site, i listen to it every day

Phil Davis

Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote more songs of my youth than anyone except perhaps Lennon-McCartney. I love her.

Ted Crim

Discernible, intelligible music that sounds as good today (4/13/20) as it did in August 1968. While some current popular music seems regressive, the wonderful music from a few years ago is still with us. Bobby is still out there and so are we.


The best version, thank you for posting

Diane Fiske-Foy

Ooh! Lime popsicle. Haven’t had one of those in a long time! Sounds so good today 👍🏻😋‼️

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