"Somebody Should Leave" as written by Harlan Howard and Chick Rains....
It sure gets quiet
When the kids go to bed
We sit here in the silence
Putting off what must be said
I read a book you watch TV
As our love dies quietly
I'm so sad I don't know what I just read

[Chorus]
Somebody should leave
But which one should it be
You need the kids and they need me
Somebody should leave
But we hate to give in
We keep hoping somehow we might need each other again

You say goodnight and turn and face the wall
We lie here in the darkness and the tears start to fall
If it was only you and me goodbye might come more easily
But what about those babies down the hall

[Chorus: x2]


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"Somebody Should Leave" as written by Chick Rains Harlan Howard

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    General CommentThis song is about a relationship that has died. The couple live their lives so apart from one another that they don't even know they're partner anymore. There's constant awkward silence. The love is gone. The only thing keeping them together is their kids. The kids need both a mother and a father and the parents also need the kids. So, they keep putting on that fake smile and living the 'perfect' life, everyday growing further apart and becoming more unhappy. Exactly why I'm not getting married. Almost everyone I know that is married is going through this. Or they're already divorced. No one wants to make the effort anymore.
    EverythingsFineOnTheOutsideon January 16, 2009   Link

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