Atreyu Eliot Star (oneandonlytrey) wrote,
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one thousand and eighty = another 'leaving' lyrics post

Two songs, this time.

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 hankerchief
Quietly turning the backdoor key
Stepping outside she is free

She (We gave her most of our lives)
Is leaving (Sacraficed 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

==She's Leaving Home; The Beatles==


Hear the sound of the falling rain
Coming down like and Armageddon flame

The shame
The ones who died without a name
Hear the dogs howling out of key
To a hymn called Faith and Misery
And bleed the company lost the war today

I beg to dream and differ
From the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives

On Holiday

Hear the drum pounding out of time
Another protester has crossed the line
To find the money's on the other side
Can I get another Amen

There's a flag wrapped around the score of men
A gag
A plastic bag on a monument

The representative from California has the floor

Zieg Heil to the president gas man
Bombs away is your punishment
Pulverize the Eiffel towers
Who criticize your government
Bang, Bang goes the broken glass
Kill all the fags that don't agree
Trials by fire setting fire
Is not a way that's meant for me
Just cause
Just cause because we're outlaws

I beg to dream and differ
From the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
I beg to dream and differ
From the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives

This is our lives on holiday

==Holiday; Green Day==


That's right, tomorrow (Wednesday, no less), I'm 'leaving home' again, for a new school.

That's what the first song is for. Because as much as I hate it here, it is my home, where I was... well, not raised, but did most of my high schooling, etc.

The second song...

Well, last year at about this time, I was heading down to Ashland. This was before my Green Day obsession had hit me, but if it had, I would have posted She's Leaving Home (I did) and Boulevard of Broken Dreams, because last year encompassed the American Idiot story as related to my life. and when I left Pendleton and ALL of my friends behind for Southern, I was Boulevarding hardcore.

This time, I have my Geo, my Macca, and Chris too. I have a few people I've met, and a bunch of people they know. I won't be alone, this time. It's much more a Holiday trip.

We can only hope that this time I stay stuck in Holiday, because last year I spent almost six months in Are We the Waiting, and then speeded through everything else (never gaining a true Saint Jimmy or Whatsername, much less losing them) to the angst of Letterbomb and the life-altering decision of Homecoming.

We shall see.

I'm sure I'll post again tomorrow, but James' posting of Waiting reminded me to do my contemplative lyricsposting now instead of later.
Tags: beatles, green day, music

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