She's Leaving Home

Release date: 01 June 1967

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 ev'rything money could buy.)
She's leaving home after living alone (Byebye.)for so many years.

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've struggled hard all our lives to get by)
She's leaving home after living alone (Byebye.)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 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.)
Something inside that was always denied (Byebye.)for so many years.
She's leaving home. (Byebye.)

"She's Leaving Home"
Song by the Beatles from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Released 1 June 1967
Recorded 17 March 1967,
EMI Studios, London
Genre Baroque pop, classical
Length 3:26 (mono), 3:35 (stereo)
Label Parlophone
Writer Lennon-McCartney
Producer George Martin
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing
13 tracks
Side one
  1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"
  3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  4. "Getting Better"
  5. "Fixing a Hole"
  6. "She's Leaving Home"
  7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
Side two
  1. "Within You Without You"
  2. "When I'm Sixty-Four"
  3. "Lovely Rita"
  4. "Good Morning Good Morning"
  5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
  6. "A Day in the Life"

"She's Leaving Home" is a Lennon-McCartney song, released in 1967 on the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. McCartney wrote and sang the verse and Lennon the chorus. The song was performed entirely by a small string orchestra arranged by Mike Leander, and was one of a handful of Beatles songs in which the members did not play any instruments on the recording.

©1967 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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