The Beatles in Paris

She's Leaving Home

Lennon/McCartney, released on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967

Lead singer: Paul, 1967 Northern Songs


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 back door 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)