Leave Her Alone

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"Leave Her Alone"
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Lover's Leap USA cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Lover's Leap USA
Released 1997
Format CD
Label Self-released
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
Lover's Leap USA track listing
  1. "Have No Words"
  2. "The Big House"
  3. "Dream In Your Heart"
  4. "Lost My Humor"
  5. "How Do You Face Yourself In Sleep"
  6. "Lost And Lonely"
  7. "Pay It Back"
  8. "Leave Her Alone"
  9. "Steve I Always Knew"
  10. "Nice Nice Nice"
  11. "Your Glass Jaw"
  12. "What Good Is Love"
  13. "Sun Smog Seahorse"

"Leave Her Alone" is the 8th song on Mark Eitzel's 4th album, 1997’s tour-only CD Lover's Leap USA.

Lyrics

You believe in evil as long as it's not yours
You believe that love is something you own
You're a proud little man with a truth that you throw like a stone
Flattery and idleness, no reaching out through the night
You're like a sparrow who missed its migration home
and you're hollow to the bone
And I'm sure that God is on your side
because it's so important for your pride
You're God's little soldier making sure His thunderbolts get thrown

Why don't you, why don't you leave my sister alone?

You're a goddess who is bright and simple
who was sweet and clean as a fresh red apple
You hate their lack of gravity.
you hate an innocence you just can't own
And a good book that burns in your chest
a mean old cancer no man burns away
who instead withers on the vine
who instead shouts down the phone

Why, why don't you leave my sister alone?
Why don't you just turn around and go back home?
My sister never got credit for anything
her life was just a constant second-guessing
She doesn't need your holy undressing
and most of all, she doesn't need your blessing
and I don't want to spit in your eye
and there is nothing I need to justify
and no emotion I need to dignify
or vilify your claims in this world
I just want to pound nails in your cross
I want to drive those nails home

Why, why can't you leave my sister alone?
Why, why can't you just leave her alone?
Why don't you just turn around and go home?

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