The Beatles - She’s leaving home
Tekst en muziek: Paul McCartney
(1967)






Wednesday morning at five o’clock
As the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes downstairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief
Quietly turning the back door key
Stepping outside, she is free



She
We gave her most of our lives
Is leaving
Sacrificed most of our lives
Home
We gave her everything money could buy
She’s leaving home after living alone for
Bye bye
So many years



Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown
Picks up the letter that’s lying there
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband
Daddy, our baby’s gone
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly
How could she do this to me



She
We never thought of ourselves
Is leaving
Never a thought for ourselves
Home
We struggled hard all our lives to get by
She’s leaving home after living alone for
Bye bye
So many years



Friday morning at nine o’clock she is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the motor trade



She
What did we do that was wrong
Is having
We didn’t know it was wrong
Fun
Fun is the one thing that money can’t buy
Something inside that was always denied for
Bye bye
So many years
She’s leaving home
Bye bye









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