If You Really Love Her, Let Her Go



Please give me one more chance,
I'm begging you, just one more chance,
If you'll listen...
This is not some movie romance,
Or everlasting love at a glance,
Won't you listen...
She is a part of me now,
She's the very heart of me now, so...
If you really love her, let her go;

She's your daughter and I know that you care,
But like a lost bird in the cold night air,
She is lonely...
Thinking back to the days you were young,
When the pain of loving was so very strong,
Weren't you lonely?
She is no longer a child,
She's a woman with love in her eyes, so...
If you really love her, let her go,
If you really love her, let her go;

She is no longer a child,
She's a woman with my love in her eyes, so...
If you really love her, let her go,
If you really love her, let her go,
If you really love her, let her go...
"Oh, I got a really good letter about that, from somebody saying 'This is exactly what's happening to me.' What it's about, actually, is parents who are too possessive of their children. It concerns a boy, a young man, literally going into their front room and singing them the song. He's saying 'Look, if you really love your daughter, let her go. Don't hold on to her. Becuase if you do, she'll just leave - in the middle of the night - and that's that. He's saying they should let her go with love, and with their blessing because she's going anyway. He's telling them that the way they choose to let her go is up to them, but the best way to do it is with love."
The Getaway Gazette, January '88
At The End Of A Perfect DayThe Love Songs