She's Leaving Home Lyrics - Human Nature

Human Nature A Symphony of Hits cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Ballad
length: 3:37
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. Bye, bye

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

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CD 1
  • 1 People Get Ready
  • 2 Every Time You Cry
  • 3 Wishes
  • 4 All Out of Love
  • 5 Got to Get You Into My Life
  • 6 She's Leaving Home
  • 7 Eternal Flame
  • 8 When You Say You Love Me
  • 9 Don't Say Goodbye
  • 10 Reach Out I'll Be There
  • 11 The Tracks of My Tears
  • 12 Cruel
  • 13 Danny Boy
  • 14 Last Christmas