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 Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +5
    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
  • +3
    My InterpretationShe's leaving home because her parents are over-protective, smothering her individuality, preventing her from living her life without their shadow hanging over her. She is an adult but living at home with the pressures of living under her parents' roof. Even when she leaves, we can see this because her mother doesn't ask why her daughter felt the need to leave - she only sees it as a punishment and from a purely selfish, introspective point.
    She needed to escape and when she does her mother's reaction shows again why she needed to escape.
    Very sad but so well written. Clever, clever song.
    Piffstilchardon March 23, 2017   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPaul wrote this song after reading about a young girl who ran away in a newspaper.
    jslatzon May 12, 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 29, 2007   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
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    General CommentYou see... the problem is that her parents worked so hard to give her everything...but she never felt that they loved her(something inside that was always denied) because they never gave her their time...because they were always working to get her "everything money could buy"... so she was living alone emotionally...she didn't feel loved
    Sick_of_Aloneon February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe most common tale is that on Wednesday, 9 November 1966 at 5 am, McCartney, while working on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, stormed out of a recording session after an argument with the other Beatles and rode off in his Austin-Healey, which he subsequently crashed.[5]

    The story was largely pieced together by fans from the lyrics of several Beatles songs. The most common narrative includes the following pieces of evidence: "He didn't notice that the lights had changed" ("A Day in the Life") because he was busy watching the pretty girl on the pavement (the eponymous meter maid of "Lovely Rita") after narrowly missing her dressed in blue (she's said to be the blur on the back of Abbey Road) jaywalking ("Blue Jay Way"). He then crashed into a lamp-post (a car crash sound is heard in "Revolution 9" and "A Day in the Life"). He was pronounced dead on a "Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock as the day begins" ("She's Leaving Home"), and nobody found out this because the news was withheld: "Wednesday morning papers didn't come" ("Lady Madonna"). A funeral procession was held days later (as supposedly implied in the Abbey Road album cover). Adding fuel to the legend is the ending of "Strawberry Fields Forever." Some believed John said "I buried Paul" in a slow deep voice over the final refrain. He later refuted that, stating that he said "cranberry sauce."

    According to believers, McCartney was replaced with the winner of a McCartney look-alike contest. The name of this look-alike has been recorded as William Shears Campbell, Billy Shears (the name of the fictitious leader of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), William Sheppard (based on the inspiration for the song "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"), or some combination of the names.

    There is no evidence of any sort of car crash in which McCartney was involved, although during the first week of January 1967, McCartney's custom-made Mini Cooper was wrecked by a friend on the M1 Motorway outside London. McCartney was involved in a moped crash on December 26, 1965, which resulted in a chipped tooth and the scar on his lip that can be seen on promotional videos for the "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" single, made shortly after the crash, in May 1966. According to McCartney, his desire to hide the scar on his lip was the impetus to grow a moustache; at about the same time the other three Beatles grew moustaches as well—in time for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    so here is what i found on that hoax for the ppl that have lloked into this paul is dead thing so i hope u take the time to read this so u can relize THAT IT WAS A HOAX AND IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO...ty
    Demonason February 22, 2008   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

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