Half the Night

Words and Music by Matthew P. Hanley (BMI)


“Half the Night” is about a romantic partner bowing out of an expectation to spend the night at the other’s pad. It’s a long, humorous song in which the singer gives various reasons, i.e. “tomorrow is a big day” for not staying the whole night. Maybe in a faraway future, he can give her more than half.

“Half the Night” is a country-rock song with some boogie woogie piano. It is the second song on the Starring MH album “Are We Certain?”