Relationships

    She Used to be Mine

    It’s not simple to say
    That most days I don’t recognize me
    That these shoes and this apron
    That place and its patrons
    Have taken more than I gave them
    It’s not easy to know
    I’m not anything like I used be, although it’s true
    I was never attention’s sweet center
    I still remember that girl

    She’s imperfect, but she tries
    She is good, but she lies
    She is hard on herself
    She is broken and won’t ask for help
    She is messy, but she’s kind
    She is lonely most of the time
    She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
    She is gone, but she used to be mine

    It’s not what I asked for
    Sometimes life just slips in through a back door
    And carves out a person and makes you believe it’s all true
    And now I’ve got you

    And you’re not what I asked for
    If I’m honest, I know I would give it all back
    For a chance to start over and rewrite an ending or two
    For the girl that I knew

    Who’ll be reckless, just enough
    Who’ll get hurt, but who learns how to toughen up
    When she’s bruised and gets used by a man who can’t love
    And then she’ll get stuck
    And be scared of the life that’s inside her
    Growing stronger each day ’til it finally reminds her
    To fight just a little, to bring back the fire in her eyes
    That’s been gone, but used to be mine
    Used to be mine

    She is messy, but she’s kind
    She is lonely most of the time
    She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
    She is gone, but she used to be mine.

     

    Sara Bareilles
    What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress (2015)

    You have to have to have to haaaaaave to listen to the Broadway version of this song sung by Jesse Mueller from the musical Waitress.

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