"She's Leaving Home" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
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 backdoor 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 (bye bye)

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 Motortrade

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 so many years
She's leaving home, bye, bye.


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"She's Leaving Home" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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  • +3
    General CommentThe Beatles, have been such a inspiration the everyone. They started as a young group, and have touched countless souls since they've been together. 'She's Leaving Home' is a song about, a girl who has everything she wants/needs except Love, and Affection... She feels neglected and that no one loves her, so she decides the best option is to leave, and try to make it on her own. This is a very touching song, this makes you understand what you happens to the people who love you when you make rash decisions. What a inspirational, deep, and beautiful Masterpiece, Paul and John really touch countless people, and inspire everyone. They have helped the world understand Love for each other. The Beatles are the best artist to ever step on this earth. <3
    Sartre024on September 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPaul wrote this song after reading about a young girl who ran away in a newspaper.
    jslatzon May 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think the living alone is feeling empty. you can be completely alone in a crowded room, it just depends on your perspective. i think that it could be about suiside, im just not suer though. it is a posibility.
    windchilon April 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo paul
    Gforce38on September 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last chorus should be:
    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)
    wrionon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the Beatles most beautiful songs. My dad's favorite.
    3ssenceon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes indeed. And one of the sadest, too.
    Artmanon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo beautiful, so sad, so true.
    ilaiahon May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong is about a story Paul read in the Daily Mirror about a 17yo girl called Melanie Coe who actually ran off with a croupier but who said later the song captured her feelings well. Was only a week before the little drama ended.
    OlderDudesRuleon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHas anybody ever considered that this song might be an extended metaphor about a girl who committs suicide? Some of the lyrics seem to contradict themselves -- for instance, they mention that "she's leaving home after living alone for so many years," yet it should be implied that the girl in this song lived with her parents for all of her life to that point. Could this mean that she felt alone all of her life, a reason she killed herself? She left her parents a letter. Could this be a suicide note? There's always a letter to go along with suicide. Then again, the whole "meeting a man from the motor trade" thing does sort of debunk this idea. That "living alone" line just gets me every time. I know I'm reading into this too much, but it just doesn't make sense.
    MagiDrakeeon February 16, 2005   Link

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