KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE lyrics - Leave Me Be

KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE
"Leave Me Be"

Her dress it was of snowy white
A rose tied to her wrist
The words her daddy preached to her
Were softened with a kiss
They'll judge you by your company they cannot see beyond
Be careful who you choose in life
And stay where you belong

Leave me be, I'll make my own friends
Don't tell me who to love, don't tell me who to hate
I'll find out on my own, don't make the road too narrow and straight

He was on the road to Galveston
By way of Woodsboro
After four long weeks out on a rig
In the Gulf of Mexico
His eyes were like the shining sea, his hair was like black gold
She knew her daddy'd disapprove
Because he was so bold

Leave me be, I'll make my own friends
Don't tell me who to love, don't tell me who to hate
I'll find out on my own, don't make the way too narrow and straight
I'll find out on my own, don't make the way too narrow and straight

He was sleeping in his easy chair
When a call came in the night
The trooper said they'd found his girl
His little girl dressed in white
He jumped into his car and drove to the Gulf of Mexico
And found her face down in the sand like poor Pinocchio
And he remembered how she'd cried when the movie played in town
But where was the good fairy now
To turn all this around

Don't tell me who to love don't tell me who to hate
I will find out on my own

Leave me be, I'll make my own friends
Don't tell me who to love, don't tell me who to hate
I will find out on my own, don't make the road too narrow and straight
I will find out on my own, don't make the road too narrow and straight