Half the Man


About Half the Man

"Half the Man" was released as the third overall single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's second studio album, The Return of the Space Cowboy. The track peaked at #15 on the UK Singles Chart.


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Yesterday I was
Half the man I used to be
Oh, maybe that's because
You're the other half of me
Like the spring in bloom
The summer of our love is soon
Every bird will sing
The melody of our love tune

Send down from above
Unconditionally love
Likened to a flower
Stronger love grows by the hour
Stormy weather days
Make us go our separate ways
Where our love was so at ease
Now you got me down on my knees

Yesterday I was
Brighter than the morning sun
Now my love is lost
And lonely days have just begun
A solitary chair
For a silent love affair
A king lost his throne
And now he sits alone

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Jamiroquai i/dʒəˈmɪrəkwaɪ/ are a British jazz funk and acid jazz band formed in 1992. Fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, Jamiroquai were initially the most prominent component in the early-1990s London-based acid jazz movement, alongside groups such as Incognito, the James Taylor Quartet, and the Brand New Heavies. Subsequent albums have explored other musical directions such as pop, rock and electronica. Their best known track is "Virtual Insanity", which won four awards at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. Jamiroquai have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1998. more »

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Written by: Jason Kay, Toby Smith

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10 facts about this song

Release Date
"Half The Man" by Jamiroquai was released on November 7, 1994.
Album Association
It is the third single released from their album "The Return of the Space Cowboy."
Chart Performance
The song did well in charts globally, peaking at number 15 in the UK Singles Chart.
Music Genre
"Half the Man" is categorized as Acid Jazz, indicating it combines elements of jazz, soul, and funk.
Music Video
The music video of the song, directed by Vaughan Arnell and Anthea Benton, features the band performing in a snowy forest setting.
Band Identity
Established as a British band, Jamiroquai is known for its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, rock, and electronic music - all evident in "Half the Man".
Song Duration
The song has a length of approximately 3 minutes and 50 seconds.
Radio Edit
The radio edit of "Half the Man" was included in the standard track listing of Jamiroquai's greatest hits collection, "High Times: Singles 1992-2006."
The CD release including "Half the Man" contained two B-sides, "Space Clav" and "Kids."
Unique Sound
The song is notable for its smooth, mellow sound, combined with the unique and recognizable vocal style of the band's lead singer, Jay Kay.

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