Bareilles, Sara - She Used To Be Mine Lyrics




It's not simple to say
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 to 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





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Bareilles, Sara She Used To Be Mine Comments
  1. ヨロヨロたなか

    Great song・・・ココロに沁み入る楽曲・・・from Japan with love.

  2. Lol_k

    People who are saying “ugh I’ve been here for ages, not luke🤮” are extremely insensitive. Sara is PHENOMENAL, but that, nor your love for her, devalues Luke’s brave performance. Have some dignity pls.

  3. music like

    I love this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukmlb59YpDk

  4. Audrey Clausen

    I went to one of her concerts and she said the next few song I wrote for a friend who is going for hard times
    Following song: used to be mine,gravity and brave
    I love them all


    If someone is using you listen to the song king of anything it’s inspiring

  5. Alyana Gutierrez

    ❤️❤️❤️💪🏻

  6. Mark Bergren

    I was watching you on Craig Ferguson for about 30 seconds and I didn't like you so I went onto You tube so I can hate you in person but crap........ Your seriously talented...... I so love when I'm wrong ... :)

  7. Joshua Brown 2040

    I'm a guy. Is it weird that this song kinda makes me horny?

  8. Gabriela Pitorra

    Qué maravilla! 👏👏👏👏

  9. Suely Santos

    Brasil 🇧🇷❤?
    Amantes da Sara 😍😍😍

  10. Ana Beatriz Borges Gonzalez

    Nunca la había escuchado pero me encantó increíble!!!!bella letra y melodía

  11. MrTimhudson

    Beautiful Song

  12. lovely syria

    Every single word ♥️

  13. jason vincent

    Stunning song. Very touching. I only stubbled onto this via a link on Instagram today. Puts a proper lump in the throat.

  14. ILOVEMYTEDDYBEAR01

    My own parents bullied me about my artwork and singing, taking the confidence and the happiness for what i did out of me. I worked hard on trying to better myself at singing( because they refused to pay for singing classes) and would work hours teaching myself how to draw better. When I was almost at the point where they would find me worthy, I gave up. I dont post my art. I dont practice my singing. My childhood came with side effects of severe anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and PTSD that I just found out I have. I cannot work because no one will work with my panic attacks I cannot control. There was more than the singing and drawing, but i really cannot put the horrors in words. All toxic and horrifying in almost every aspect of my life. Having an emotionally abusive mother who loved an abusive husband more than her own children. This song makes me break down in the worst, and best way. I hope in the future I will be able to retrieve half of what I could have been..

    Thomas Cogdill

    I know. not the facts. Just the emotion. I want only good for you going forward. I hope you understand.

  15. THEROLLINGROAD2010

    My daughter committed suicide this time last December and I only found this song by chance last week not knowing anything about the musical.
    Lots of the lyrics are so appropriate and describe how she found herself in her journey through life which we as a family didn't know about.
    Those closest to her, her children, partner, ex partner eventually broke her spiritually, emotionally, financially to the point where she presumably saw no other way out to end the pain she was hiding and suffering.
    We miss her deeply and Christmas for us will never be the same again.
    Time doesn't heal the mental torment such events befall on families, if she had only cried out for help but alas this was not to be and life goes on within you and without you.
    I hope I get the chance to see the musical some day but time's running out for me as well at 70+ but at least I now have this wonderful song in my life.

    Dudlajlama

    THEROLLINGROAD2010
    My heart is with you.

    ivygaming 368

    Dear Therollingroad2010,
    People mean well when they say, "She's in a better place." But I will venture to guess that you feel her better place is still here with you. I lost my brother at age 27 to a heroin/alcohol overdose. I have NEVER written ANYTHING on Youtube or any other social platform before but your words just jumped off the screen, reached in and tore my heart out. We are both members of a club we would never wish on anyone. All of the "what ifs" and "if onlys" will fade in time. Trust me on that. They may never completely leave but you WILL learn to assimilate those haunted thoughts into your life and keep them in proper perspective. You have much nore life to live. Book that flight to N.Y. to see "Waitress"( show that features the song). If need be, rent a car and drive with a friend or take a bus; whatever it takes. You may find that a national tour of the show is coming into your area. They say that at the end of our lives, we will not regret the things we did do but rather we will regret what we didn't do. Your daughter would be proud. Do it in her honor. I am sending you courage and love.

    Lydia Véliz

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Jalkruti Mehta

    My prayers for you.

    Krysta McGuire

    I am so so so very sorry.

  16. Nana Ganing

    Am I the only one who came here because Alba and natalie ?

    Sean Murray

    Nana Ganing yes....

  17. Jamie Martin

    Sweet baby Jesus this song is beautiful!

  18. Debby G. W

    AGT led me to this beautiful song its like its about me

  19. Emily Larsen

    My friend is singing this song for a charity concert and it sounds amazing

  20. Jilly Bean

    I feel this

  21. Savannah Clouse

    I see no comeents saying they're here from AGT so just stop

  22. shahagust agustshah

    I’m so emotionally connected to this song..brings tears to my eyes every time I listened to it.

  23. Boom Gaming

    Whose here from America got talent

  24. Linda C

    The person I used to be is gone. I fight to get her back everyday. This song is so damn truthful, it hurts.

  25. Angelou Bacolod

    When you used to be a shy little girl and scared of everything.
    And life changed you so much that you became fearless, brave, smart and free.
    But still, you're always feeling LONELY.

    Turns out you DID NOT change.
    You just simply "GROW".
    So keep on growing and developing yourself.

  26. Isaiah Mitchell

    I always thought she was talking about her lover lol

  27. ajc bng

    Nobody sings this like Sara. ♥️🙏♥️

  28. Maciej Maciej

    😍 😍 😍 Love 😍 😍 😍

  29. Marino Malavasi

    Oh my goodness - how absolutely beautiful.

  30. Adriele Da Martha

    Amo ,amo,amo !
    Um dia vou ver a sara no brasil cantando essa musica

  31. Ryo Ng

    I come here because I love Sara's voice, such an amazing singer ❤️

  32. Duane Oldlodge

    I stumbled into this beautiful song

  33. sergio wilson ramos junior

    Esta canção é muito linda

  34. Jeffrey Cabiles

    😟😟😟

  35. Neneng Wulandarie

    😭😭😭

  36. Thomas Easter

    I had a friend of mine sing this song and he sang it so beautifully that everyone backstage started crying. This is such a beautiful song. I'm glad I found it

  37. Tavi T

    .......waitress

  38. mario castro

    Jeremy Jordan bye

  39. Thomas Day

    I cried when I first heard this. After 100 listens over the last several years, it still gets me. She is just so talented.

  40. Tarina Sparks

    So Very Inspiritually Beautiful!!!💖💖💖 Thank you!🌹❤ God bless you🙏

  41. Jazzy Agosto

    who’s listening in december 2019

    Robert Harrie

    Just saw “Waitress” in San Jose
    Just further enforces my opinion that Sara is brilliant

    Caoimhe C.R

    The day before Christmas eve crying my eyes out over a boy I'm the middle of summer could it get any Sader?

    Scott Covert

    I love this song it hits my heart i need to find myself again

  42. A Papaya Production

    Beautiful song!

  43. Khiarra

    Can I just say that this song is so beautiful? This song got through me

  44. panavita

    It’s not simple to say
    That most days I don’t recognize me
    That these shoes and this apron
    That place and it’s patrons
    Have taken more than I gave them
    It’s not easy to know
    I’m not anything like I used to be
    Although it’s true
    I was never attention’s sweet center
    I still remember that girl
    .
    มันไม่ง่ายเลยนะ ที่จะพูดว่า
    ในแต่ละวันของฉัน ฉันไม่ได้คิดถึงเธอแล้ว
    รองเท้าคู่นั้น และผ้ากันเปื้อนผืนนี้
    สถานที่นั่น กับทั้งผู้มีอุปการคุณเหล่านั้น
    ช่างได้รับมากเกินกว่าที่ฉํนได้ให้เขาไป
    ไม่ง่ายเลยที่จะรู้ว่า
    ฉันไม่ใช่คนในแบบที่ฉันเคยเป็นเลย
    ถึงแม้ว่ามันจะเป็นเรื่องจริง
    แต่ฉันก็ไม่เคยที่จะเป็นผู้หญิงที่สวยงามและน่าสนใจเลย
    ฉันยังจำเด็กผู้หญิงคนนั้นได้
    .
    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
    .
    เธอไม่ได้สมบูรณ์แบบแต่เธอพยายามที่จะเป็น
    เธอเป็นคนดี แต่เธอกลับโกหก
    เธอมักจะกดดันตัวเธอเองเสมอ
    เธอตกอยู่ในวิกฤต แต่เธอไม่ร้องขอความช่วยเหลือ
    เธอดูสับสน แต่เธอเป็นคนใจดี
    ส่วนใหญ่แล้วเธอจะดูโดดเดี่ยว
    ทั้งหมดนี้ผสมรวมกันแล้วคือเธอ
    และเมื่ออบออกมาแล้วก็จะเป็นพายที่สวยงาม
    เธอได้จากไปแล้ว แต่เธอเคยเป็นของฉันมาก่อน
    .
    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
    .
    มันไม่ใช่สิ่งที่ฉันร้องขอ
    บางครั้งชีวิตเราก็แค่ลื่นไถลไปผิดที่ผิดทาง
    และพยายามที่จะทำให้เป็นรูปเป็นร่าง
    ทำให้คุณเชื่อว่าทั้งหมดนี้เป็นความจริง
    และตอนนี้ที่ฉันมีคุณ
    คุณไม่ได้เป็นสิ่งที่ฉันร้องขอ
    ถ้าฉันซื่อสัตย์ ฉันรู้ว่าฉันจะคืนทั้งหมดกลับไป
    เพื่อโอกาสหนึ่งที่จะได้เริ่มใหม่
    และเขียนตอนจบใหม่
    เพื่อเด็กผู้หญิงคนนั้นที่ฉันเคยรู้จัก
    .
    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 it used to be mine
    .
    ใครจะไม่สนใจอะไร แค่รู้สึกว่าพอแล้ว
    ใครจะเจ็บปวดแต่
    ใครจะเรียนรู้ได้ว่าทำอย่างไรถึงจะทนได้ในตอนที่เธอนั้นถูกทารุณ
    และต้องเคยชินกับผู้ชายคนหนึ่งที่ไม่สามารถรักได้
    และสุดท้ายเธอก็จะเจอกับอุปสรรค และรู้สึกกลัว
    ในชีวิตของเธอ ข้างในของเธอ
    กลับแข็งแกร่งขึ้นในแต่ละวัน
    จนกระทั่งสุดท้ายที่จดจำเธอ
    เพื่อที่จะสู้เพียงเล็ก
    กลับทำให้มีเปลวเพลิงลุกในดวงตากของเธอ
    แล้วนั่นก็ได้จางหายไป แต่สิ่งเหล่านั้นเคยเป็นของฉันมาก่อน
    .
    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
    .
    เคยเป็นของฉันมาก่อน
    เธอดูสับสน แต่เธอเป็นคนใจดี
    ส่วนใหญ่แล้วเธอจะดูโดดเดี่ยว
    ทั้งหมดนี้ผสมรวมกันแล้วคือเธอ และเมื่ออบออกมาแล้วก็จะเป็นพายที่สวยงาม
    เธอได้จากไปแล้ว แต่เธอเคยเป็นของฉันมาก่อน

  45. Bill Brandine

    I've been around for the careers of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, and all the other female singer/songwriters who played and song their own songs and I enjoyed them all. (I'm not counting the pop singers who only sing and don't play an instrument.) But, Sara is as brilliant and talented as any of them. In truth, she may not be as prolific as the others so far in her career,, but her catalog contains songs just as good as any of the greats. They're sophisticated, never boring, and have great hooks, all with a wonderful expressive voice. Looking forward to more projects/songwriting in the future from her.

  46. 유별

    Thank u..

  47. Snowfly Marie

    Everyone: here from agt, waitress, or from Sara’s other songs

    Me: here from a friend’s karaoke

    Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some Sara Bareilles fans would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performance of LOVE SONG in tribute to one of the greatest albums of the '00s decade. Live acoustic on my YT channel with no autotune or digital editing. Thanks and peace.

  48. Zyxinol The Dranec

    this song makes me realize the fear of falling apart

    i’m too scared to fall apart

    i’ve survived the thoughts before, i can survive them again

    and you can too

  49. Marcos Blanco

    I love this Song 😘😘😘 thank you

  50. Jürgen Naeve

    happy birthday Sara

  51. Chirality Raven

    I just cried like a baby. Chronic illness has stolen myself.

  52. Cesar Estrada

    Acá por Gisela Ponce de Leon a quien escuche una versión en español :)

  53. Brooke

    my moms been listening to this forever and i always thought it was so pretty

  54. Duc Pham

    This song is touching, but i can't help myself singing
    She is Messi, but she's kind
    She is Lionel, most of the time

    John-boy

    I see what you did there you football (soccer) fan you

  55. Trân Nguyễn

    This song and Sara are magnificent.

  56. Ro To

    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

  57. Anindita Wionifa

    Even after 4 years i still think that this song deserve Grammy

  58. Michelle

    Is there a repeat button somewhere?

  59. mary 92&cat

    I'm here because I found a translation in Spanish of this song

    jjlanotte

    No es simple decir
    Que la mayoría de los días no me reconozco

    Que estos zapatos y este delantal

    Ese lugar y sus clientes.

    Han tomado más de lo que les di

    No es facil saber

    No soy nada como solía ser, aunque es cierto

    Nunca fui el dulce centro de atención

    Todavía recuerdo a esa chica



    Ella es imperfecta, pero lo intenta

    Ella es buena pero ella miente

    Ella es dura consigo misma

    Está rota y no pedirá ayuda.

    Ella es desordenada, pero es amable

    Ella está sola la mayor parte del tiempo

    Ella está todo esto mezclado y horneado en un hermoso pastel

    Ella se fue, pero solía ser mía



    No es lo que pedí

    A veces la vida se desliza por una puerta trasera

    Y forja a una persona y te hace creer que todo es verdad

    Y ahora te tengo

    Y no eres lo que pedí

    Si soy honesto, sé que lo devolvería todo

    Para tener la oportunidad de comenzar de nuevo y reescribir un final o dos

    Para la chica que conocía



    ¿Quién será imprudente, lo suficiente?

    Quién saldrá lastimado, pero quién aprenderá a endurecerse

    Cuando está magullada y se acostumbra a un hombre que no puede amar

    Y luego ella se atascará

    Y tener miedo de la vida que hay dentro de ella

    Cada día se hace más fuerte hasta que finalmente le recuerda

    Para luchar solo un poco, para traer de vuelta el fuego en sus ojos

    Eso se ha ido, pero solía ser mío

    Solía ​​ser mío



    Ella es desordenada, pero es amable

    Ella está sola la mayor parte del tiempo

    Ella está todo esto mezclado y horneado en un hermoso pastel

    Ella se fue, pero solía ser mía

  60. Aquacrest bluemoon

    I actually had someone tell me, "I didn't know she was gay". I'm like what are you going on about? She then says " this song to her lover". 🤯
    I'm,, this song is about herself you dumb shit. "???? "

  61. Kamila Boo

    I'm here from Luke, hehe, I found another amazing singer 😭😍

  62. Micaiah Murray

    Okay so my winter guard team is doing a show to this song and I freaking love it😭💗

  63. Maggy Andre

    Mais quelle magnifique chanson !!!

  64. JustPianoMusic

    Hi guys :) I made a piano accompaniment to this wonderful song. check it out on my channel ! ❤️

  65. fallingstar135

    When i was in my early twenties, I always cry whenever i listen and sing to Sara’s Gravity. But now in my early thirties i always crying whenever i listen to this song

  66. Trixia Cariaga

    I come back here when I want to regain what used to be mine. :)

  67. Trixia Cariaga

    I come back here when I want to regain what used to be mine. :)

  68. Amal Abualrahi

    Best sad love story song ever. A love to your old self you've abused and abounded

  69. GremioYo

    Does this remind anyone else of the Wonder Years intro? Love this song.

  70. wilson prateek rai

    For me.. This the best song I ever listened.. Perfect voice with wonderful lyrics.. Love every single word and literally cried every time I listen to this song.. God bless u Sara

    wilson prateek rai

    Never tried of listening to this song

  71. Erika Sousa

    Albalia 💓💗😊🎶

  72. Nobody Human

    My favourite song

  73. True Colors

    This song touched my heart in a place I didn't know exsisted in me this song completely explain she my life story I love it

    Krise Brown

    Yes me too but I didn't find words to express that, ,,

  74. Sofia Kult

    I must cry!😥

  75. Lesly Armas

    I still have not found another song I could relate so much to. Forever my favorite song❤

  76. James Breslin

    Reading the comments I have two questions- who is Luke and are you telling me this was murdered on America's got talent? My reception singer knocked me out with this song! I was in bits on her couch and almost swore fealty to her for life. Utterly speaks to so much in so many people

  77. Violet X

    And here I thought it’d be a gay song but this is so much better 🖤

  78. insomnia iseetyler

    Although this song is not Atlanta by STP. It still effects me in the same way.

  79. Lucy Meyer

    The more I listen the more it sounds like some one I knew talking about me

  80. Samantha Blyth

    How have I never heard this song before? I was listening to Gravity as I overplay the hell out of it as it's amazing then this came on next. It's amazing. I see me overplaying this too!

  81. Vasquez9026

    Love her music. This is me right now. She’s described me to the T. I know in my heart things will get better for me. I have to believe.♥️

  82. Tribarfin Addictrip

    The lyric is so emotional

  83. Anna Smith

    I think I killed that girl.
    I see the ghost of her now and then.
    I try to grab her, but she won’t let me; she looks at me in disgust.
    I try to tell her that I’m sorry I let her go; but she won’t believe me. I had a choice and I chose to let her go.
    I will always regret not choosing her.

  84. TimeFliesAway

    The lyrics in the description is wrong, well not wrong but incomplete

  85. Jorge López

    Tengo una novia que es perfecta🤷‍♂. Disfruta esta canción, estoy seguro que te encantará 😘

  86. Pyriuuu

    Who actually came because of Waitress and not AGT

  87. Jaime Gomez

    You have a beautiful voice and she sings with passion

  88. Kimberly Baker

    Every woman's theme song! You never lose yourself, just comes in waves instead of oceans as life changes but we NEVER lose her. ❤

  89. Matt aura

    Shes so beautiful

  90. Isabel van Riet

    Allll the feels

  91. Michele Pacheco

    This is Monicia

  92. Hilda Sihotang

    Sara is everything..

  93. Beezu

    ummmm, hi - big fan back to visit the videos anyways - IS THAT ENDING LIKE, sara referencing Little Voice/Careful Confessions sara? I'm just realizing the "putting the hair back up" and idk that overall feel and pose of that ending scene seems so Little Voice sara as she was singing "she used to be mine". i never noticed that until now