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Lyrics to She's Leaving Home

Lyrics to the song She's Leaving Home as recorded by Bryan Ferry.


Wednesday morning at five o'clock
As the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say no 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 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 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 thing money can't buy)
Something inside that was always denied for so many years (bye bye)
She's leaving home (bye bye)



She's Leaving Home

Album Track

Bryan Ferry recorded for the Lennon/McCartney song She's Leaving Home for The Beatles soundtrack tribute album, 'All This And World War 2' It was used as the b-side to Tokyo Joe. It first appeared on CD on the Japanese Mamouna EP.

The soundtrack for 'All This And World War 2' was released on CD in 2006.

The Beatles original version appeared on their Sgt. Peppers album in 1967.

Song Musicians

She's Leaving Home is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums