June 03, 2007

Song: She's leaving home - Beatles

The album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and here's one of its most beautiful songs, written and sung by Paul McCartney. Read the lyrics and think: what is the song about? How does the girl feel? How about her parents?
If you click here, you can also try an activity to practise pronunciation. Have fun!

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 (Bye bye)
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 struggled hard all our lives to get by)
She's leaving home after living alone (Bye bye)
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
For so many years (Bye bye)
She's leaving home
Bye bye

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite Beatles songs! Thank you!
Marcelo Silva