She's Leaving Home

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Al Jarreau

Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer. more »

Wedn'sday 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 down
The stairs to the kitchen  Clutching her handkerchief  Quietly turning the backdoor key
 Stepping outside she is free.

(We gave her most of our lives)
Is leaving 
(Sacrificed most of our lives)
(We gave her ev'rything
 Money could buy; bye bye)
 Something inside that way always denied
For so many years 
She's leaving home; bye bye.

 Father snores as his wife
Gets info 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 is gone"
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly 
 Could she do this to me?.
She (we never thought of ourselves)
Is leaving 
(Never a thought of ourselves)
(We struggled all our lives to get by; bye bye)
 Something inside that was
 Always denied for so many years 
 Leaving home; bye , bye.

 Friday morning at
Nine 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 one thing 
That money can't buy, bye bye)
 Something inside that was always  Denied for so many years 
She's leaving home bye, bye


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