She's Leaving Home

Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins,

It is Wednesday morning at five o'clock, and sixteen-year-old Jennifer Keaton is awake

Silently closing her bedroom door,

She walks out of her bedroom, and she is silently closing the door.

Leaving the note that she hoped would say more

She is leaving the note that she hoped her family will understand. She didn't want to be in another argument with Alex, Mallory, mom, and dad.

She goes downstairs to the kitchen clutching her handkerchief,

She quietly goes downstairs to the kitchen while clutching her handkerchief on her palm tightly—she is rather unsure if she must or must not leave home.

Quietly turning the backdoor key,

She is quietly turning the backdoor key after deciding that she must leave home for her own sake

Stepping outside she is free

She steps out of the house, and is finally free from the drama that she has with her family.

She (We gave her most of our lives)

Jennifer doesn't know that her parents (Elyse and Steven) give her almost everything in their lives

Is leaving (Sacrificed most of our lives)

She doesn't know that her parents sacrificed most of their lives to give her the things that she wants

Home (We gave her everything money could buy)

She doesn't know that they gave her everything that she wants and money could buy

She's leaving home after living alone for so many years

But she's leaving home after living in such a place where she is always stuck into an argument for so many years

Father snores as his wife gets in to her dressing gown,

Steven is still asleep as Elyse gets in to her dressing gown

Picks up the letter that's lying there,

Elyse walks out of the room, and saw a letter. She picks up the letter, and reads it.

Standing alone at the top of the stairs

The letter was standing at the top of the stairs

She breaks down and cries to her husband,

After reading the letter, Elyse runs to her bedroom, and cries until Steven wakes up from his sleep.

"What is it, Elyse?" he asks her with a worried look on his face.

"Daddy, our baby's gone!

"Oh! Steven! Our baby's gone! Jennifer is leaving home!"

"Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly?

"Why would so treat us so thoughtlessly?" asks Steven as he hugs Elyse tightly around his arms.

"How could she do this to me?"

"How can she do this to me, Steven?" she cries harder

She (We never thought of ourselves)

Steven and Elyse never think about themselves

Is leaving (Never a thought for ourselves)

Not even a single thought about them

Home (We struggled hard of our lives to get by)

They struggled hard of their lives to let things pass

She's leaving home after living alone for so many years

But Jennifer is leaving home after living in such a house where she is always stuck into bad arguments for so many years

Friday morning at nine o'clock she is far away,

It is Friday morning at nine o'clock, and she is far away

Waiting to keep the appointment she made,

She is waiting for the appointment she made a few days ago

Meeting a man from the motor trade

Which is meeting a relative from the motor trade

She (What did we do that was wrong?)

Alex asks in the living room, "What did we do that was wrong?"

Is having (We didn't know it was wrong)

"We didn't know that it was wrong, Alex," answers Mallory while knitting her scarf.

Fun (Fun is the one thing that money can't buy)

"I bet she is having fun right now," says Alex.

"But fun is one thing that money can't buy," says Mallory.

"Since when are you this wise?" questions Alex with a puzzled look on her face.

Something inside that was always denied for so many years

There is something inside that was always denied for so many years, but none of the Keatons know about

She's leaving home

But Jennifer had left home

Bye bye…