Hallie

Hallie

Lori Lieberman

She was everything to me
More than a sister ought to be
Long ago, I just don’t know anymore
Seemed like winter all year long
The sun burst after she had gone
Mama cleaned and Dad just screamed at the door

Hallie don’t, Hallie don’t leave this way
Don’t matter now what people say
Hallie don’t, Hallie don’t let me go
Just turn that car around and come back home

She was everything to me
A place for secrets, a place for dreams
Somewhere safe, she was somewhere safe you could go
Well I don’t dream much anymore
For fear or boredom, I’m not sure
Is she calling me, will today be the day

Hallie don’t, Hallie don’t leave this way
Don’t matter now just who’s to blame
Hallie don’t, Hallie don’t up and leave
I’m waiting by our signpost, come for me

You can only take so much
Only give so much
Only do the best you can
And it chills you to the bone
It’s the only thing you know
And I’m waiting, I’m waiting
Come home

Sometimes I think it’s not so bad
Might not be perfect, but it’s all we had
Hallie’s gone and she’s moving on anyway
Well if she calls me I will say
I’m doing fine and life’s okay
It’s just the nights, you can’t trust the nights

Hallie don’t, Hallie don’t leave this way
Don’t matter now what people say
Hallie don’t Hallie don’t forget me
Just write to me how it feels to be free
Free….