She Used to be Mine Lyrics – Sara Bareilles

She Used to be Mine

It’s not simple to say
Most days I don’t recognize me
These shoes and this apron
That place and its patrons
Have taken more than I gave ’em
It’s not easy to know
I’m not anything like I used to be
Although it’s true
I was never attention 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 be reckless just enough
Who can 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 it 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

About Sara Baraellis

A singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Sara Beth Bareilles is an American. In addition to selling more than four million copies of her album ‘Little Voice,’ she earned two Grammy nominations for ‘Love Song.’ A Grammy nomination was also received for the single ‘King of Anything’ from the album ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’. She has performed many hit songs over the course of her career, including ‘The Light,’ ‘GonnaGet Over You,’ ‘City,’ and ‘Brave.’ She also composed music and wrote lyrics for the Broadway musical ‘Waitress’ for which she received a ‘Tony Award’ nomination for ‘Best Original Score’ and a ‘Grammy’ nomination for ‘Best Musical Theatre Album’. Her performance in the musical won her the 2017 ‘ Audience Choice Award’ for ‘Favorite Replacement’. In addition to writing original songs for ‘The SpongeBob Musical,’ she has acted in ten films and TV shows. Listed 80th in VH1’s ‘Top 100 Greatest Women in Music’ list, Sara served as a celebrity judge on NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’. Her memoir, ‘Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song’ was a bestseller by The New York Times.

A funeral home worker, Bonnie Halvorsen, and an insurance adjuster, Paul Bareilles, gave birth to Sara Bareilles on December 7, 1979, in Eureka, California, USA. Raised in Eureka, California, she has two sisters and a half-sister. She is of Italian, English, German, Portuguese, and French descent.

At an early age, she became passionate about singing, singing in her high school choir ‘Limited Edition.’ She sang in the local community theater musical productions, and in her high school’s production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.

As a child, she suffered bullying and body shaming from other kids. She even had to change schools because the kids bullied her too much.

After graduating high school in 1998, she studied communication studies at UCLA. Her group ‘Awaken a Cappella’ included her. The group’s rendition of ‘Gravity’ was included on the ‘Best of College a Cappella 2004 Compilation’ CD. She graduated from UCLA in 2002.

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