She was touching up her makeup
I was standing next in line
Couldn't help but notice
'Neath those powder room lights
It was China red outlined in black
On the left side of her shoulder in plain view
I just had to ask,"Hey
What's with that half heart tattoo?"
She glanced at me through the mirror
And started to laugh
She said,"I know this looks funny
But there is another half"
"And it's China red outlined in black
On the right side of his shoulder, last I knew
Yeah, somewhere out there
Is a match to this half a heart tattoo"
"Well that last I heard some redhead caught his eye in New Orleans
And before that it was a blonde in Baton Rouge
"I know there's at least a dozen gals out sporting one of these
Thinking that they're the only fool that he's left with a hear tattoo"
Well girl you got my symphony
I knew a guy like that
I said,"You ain't gonna believe this
Then I pulled my jacket back"
"Yeah, it's China red outlined in black
On the left side of my shoulder, still fairly new
I guess there's just a whole mess of us
With a half a heart tattoo"
Well the last I heard he moved in with some dancer from L.A.
But I'm betting that won't last a week or two
He loves them long enough to leave his mark and that he's on his way
And that he's so good they'll never have a clue
Until they're stuck with a half a heart tattoo
So ladies make sure that guy standing next to you
Ain't wearing no half a heart tattoo
Half a heart tattoo, half a heart tattoo