Sadie's footsteps echoed in the dark
and still no one behind her
She relaxed allowed herself to breathe
Sadie found a bench in central park
Bag of memories beside her
Made a vow that she would never grieve
She pulled the compact from her suitcase
to see if the disguise was there
By now the bruise was showing through
Sadie gazed at her reflection
Caught herself in mid-stare
If only this were something new

Sadie you say that this time you're gonna go far away
but it's not the first we heard this vow
so why should we believe you now
You gave in gave out pushed away
only to come back to him anyway
and have you even thought of how you'll make it alone
Sadie says, "I'm still not coming home"


Sadie thought of calling up her friends
to say she'd finally left that bastard
Maybe Robin would put her up for the night
or go to the Greyhound station
Buy a ticket and get out faster
California just about sounded right
or move to the south end of the city
Change her job and change her name
and try and start it all again
Jim might help her find a new apartment
Joan might have some clothes to spare
or chuck it all and take that one way train

Sadie you say that this time you're gonna go far away
but it's not the first we heard this vow
so why should we believe you now
You gave in gave out pushed away
only to come back to him anyway
and have you even thought of how you'll make it alone
Sadie says, "I'm still not coming home"


As sand runs through the hourglass
it seems that the dreams don't hold to fast
and the night is getting colder with each passing minute
She sees her life a TV show
with many more seasons to go
but it's always been a re-run ever since she was in it

Sadie never bought that bus pass
or grabbed a telephone
Friends would never hear about this night
Sadie re-applied her make-up
too afraid to be alone
Convinced herself this choice was right

So Sadie maybe you will leave him another day
Can't afford to leave him now
You should patch up things somehow
You gave in gave out pushed away
only to come back to him anyway
and did you really think you'd ever make it alone
Sadie says, "I guess I'm coming home"


Sadie's footsteps echoed in the dark
one more time


Lyrics submitted by Spankmani

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