Billy Bragg & Cara Tivey – She’s Leaving Home

Billy Bragg & Cara Tivey – She’s Leaving Home lyrics

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 down stairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief
Quietly turning the backdoor key
Stepping outside she is free

We gave her most of our lives
Sacrified most of our lives
We gave her everything money could buy
She’s leaving home, after living alone 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

We never thought of ourselves
Never a thought for ourselves
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
Greeting a man from the Motor trade

What did we do that was wrong
We didn’t know it was wrong
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