McPhee, Katharine - She Used To Be Mine Lyrics




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 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

And 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

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 that girl that I knew

Who was reckless just enough
Who gets 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
Oh, 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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  1. tailordone

    I've NEVER been to a Broadway show with a standing ovation in the middle of the show until I saw Katharine in London for Waitress. Absolute chills both now and then.

  2. Scott King

    This shows amazing technical skill, her vocal control is amazing... it's too bad you lose the most powerful emotional impact when she shows off her technical skills...still a great rendition

  3. Glenna Johannessen

    Just beautiful, including the piano. Very lovely, both of you.

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    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

  5. skiddni

    STUNNING

  6. Sav. age

    She's so goooood!!! Goddamn!

  7. Benjamin N

    The vocal scooping bothers me a little, as it's pronounced. It takes me out of the story.


    Just my opinion, but I prefer Sho's voice and rendition for this.

  8. Joy Jamago

    Beautiful.

  9. emzi n

    her runs! I feel like I’m the only one going crazy over how perfect and effortless her runs are

  10. its girl robot

    So underrated! True talent! Strong voice. So amazing!

  11. Michael Burgess

    My favorite Idol Graduate and “non” - Winner. So heartfelt and heartbreaking, this rendition... 😻😻😻

  12. Brianna-Marie Barron

    Goosebumps. Her voice is so pure and pretty.

  13. Guadalupe Lucio

    😮😮😎👏👏👏 Really good .

  14. Cindy Pilchard

    Perfection

  15. The OddBookworm

    Goosebumps... just wow 😦😮😃😄😁😆

  16. Hildara Aaserude

    Love you Catherine and David poster

  17. beth mitchell

    she was in scorpion

  18. nyl iam

    I didn't know Paige Dineen is so good in singing. Well, Katharine have the best cover in this song for me.

  19. Miss Blue

    Amazing performance! 👏🎶👏🎶👏

  20. Jonathan Lindamood

    I just did a cover of “you matter to me” and would love to hear what y’all think ❤️

  21. CJツ

    I saw her on her opening night on broadway. She’s incredible. The applause after this song lasted so long.

  22. Emmanuel Jepherson

    I love Jordin Sparks much , but this version is absolutely better ...iconic!!!!

  23. Granypanies

    “GoldDigger McPhee “ 😂😂😂😂

  24. WingsOfASong

    I'm not a fan of this rendition, honestly. She's excellent, of course, but I dunno why I don't like it as much as the others I've heard. She's still extremely talented though!

  25. Rena G

    am i the only one who cant stop looking at her left thumb which is trapped in her sweater...? (>_<

  26. Some Random Girl

    Wow. Perfection.

  27. lktz4

    Actually the rendition of Over the Rainbow, was originally done by Eva Cassidy.

  28. Faceless

    I don't like the staggered breaths she takes during the middle of a line. It's super jarring. Make it fluid.

  29. conishkee

    Well damn...YOU GO GIRL, 'cause that was WONDERFUL!! So clear, great diction. Heck, I would have understood every word she sang without the posted lyrics @ the bottom of the screen. Katherine can definitely sing.

  30. moby1017

    Maybe it's just me, but I can totally hear Sara Bareilles singing this. Kidding aside, Katherine needs to talk to hubby about making a standards/Broadway album. She is amazing!!!

  31. Sandra Rand

    Amazing!!!

  32. Scott K.

    Anyone here wishing they would reboot Smash?

  33. Ken Goss

    Loved it Mrs. McPhee your voice is fantastic and you really got me in the hart, thank you.

  34. Ilze

    Wow❤️

  35. harlottesgma #rattpack

    111 thumbs down?? They must be tone deaf because this was effen gorgeous💜

  36. Emmy Slichta

    How is she famous again??! Not being rude at all but genuinely like how do I know her, what’s she been in??

    Echo

    American Idol contestant, Smash, Broadway, married to David foster, great singer

  37. Melanie Reyes

    I love her rendition...I can feel it

  38. Savanna Lugo

    I saw her live the other day and this and her rendition of What Baking Can Do blew the whole crowd away

  39. Marsha

    Sara Bareilles is still my favorite.

  40. Erik Koski

    How the hell did she not win American idol and how was she not more known for her music she's so amazing with music

    Eva Lestari

    MY THOUGHT EXACTLY!!!
    I watched her whole season, rooting for her and Daughtry, cried when Daughtry was eliminated, cried even more when she didn't win 😭😭😭

    S K

    I keep forgetting she didn’t win bc she’s been so successful since

  41. Samuel Brown

    Wasn’t a fan of her in this role before but my god what a difference. Emotionally invested, so believable. She’s gotten so much better. Still think she overacts this way too much and too much unnecessary movement with her hands but it’s a lot better, still not my favorite though.

  42. Carolyn Cuesta

    She is stunning in every way.

  43. carl Straight Up

    Fuck out with this joke this bitch sucks a weak ass loser ass producers dick fuck out joke bitch can't sing fuck out loser

  44. Manny Kreitenberg

    Amazing

  45. Lexi c

    She is my favorite after Jesse (Jesse’s emotion trumps everyone else). Her voice is just.. perfect for this song. Ugh.

    Nicki Grace

    Lexi c have you heard Alison Luff?

  46. Dimplez816

    I love Katharine McPhee ever since SMASH!



    *P.S - I miss that show! 😭😭😭*

  47. Jenny Barlow

    Nothing special. Boring and dull singer. Couldn't wait for her to finish singing.

  48. Axl Rose Pagdanganan

    what happened to her face and mouth? what the heck! she's already beautiful, what did she do to her face?

  49. Jeff Martin

    Wow she can sing ...

  50. Solig

    Lovely.

  51. GISELA FIEGE

    Boy this voice is incredible! Such talent. I wish I could see her on broadway. Aloha ☮️

  52. Emily R

    Scorpion...

  53. Mk Belandino

    Now i miss the Scorpion family

  54. Smitty

    Wowers!!👏👏👏❤🎵🎶

  55. yvette maclean ofori

    The "hushness " in the voice
    😍😍😍😍😘😘😘

  56. yvette maclean ofori

    Thus is just amazing
    Love Katherine 😍😘

  57. Angeline Ibale

    Everytime she sings with her nasally tone i hear Idina menzel

  58. jennzay

    My heart breaks for her!!! I just want to give her a hug, you're not lonely! We're here for you!

  59. Joel Bowden

    Great voice and great cheekbones

  60. Simply Sarah

    whenever I can sing this song all the way through perfectly I know I have mastered my singing

  61. Maisie .Meehan

    i love her version so much.
    I'm not a huge fan of this song just because I don't like how everybody throws in so many riffs and the volume jumps about every five seconds, but Katharine's is a little more even and soft; it's rare to see somebody who doesn't just take every chance to aggressively belt their lungs out.

  62. mary murray

    Very boring song

  63. Erica Fugate

    I can't help, but this song sounds just like this other song from a youtuber. https://youtu.be/35say5G5cz8

  64. Catherine Rouquine

    So perfect ! I love so much her voice, and the emotion here is incredible. ♥

  65. Ridho Maihendra

    Too many lay back. It makes this version worst

  66. Lolia Thankgod

    Wow..... I felt it to my core

  67. LoveIsHope

    There are times when she sounds like Joan Baez in part of this song. Beautiful.

  68. ZeldaTheLegendof

    IMHO, I like this the least of all the renditions of this song. I couldn’t bear the listen to it to the end.🥺

  69. BillnYou1

    She is amazing … wow that was incredible .

  70. LoveIsHope

    DAMN.....

  71. Dina Giangregorio

    Her voice is gorgeous

  72. Kay Hawkins

    One of my favorite female singers. Good to see her personal and professional life are on the same path.

  73. Jane Davis

    I just learned that Katharine is married to David Foster!! I really don't understand Hollywood!

  74. Teacher by the Sea -Elementary

    Every time I see a new version, I have to rewatch Alison’s version as a refresher. This version is Amazing too!

  75. Victoria Alyssa

    Second best portrayal of Jenna. The first was and will always be Jessie.


    Kat sings this song SO well. She did this song so much justice. She placed runs where they made sense!!! All the love to Jordan Sparks but she did too much and made it sound unnatural and uncomfortable. THIS is how to do it right

    Waitress100

    Victoria Alyssa Yeah I hate when Jennas move too far away from the song as written for the show, which is one reason why I love this version. I haven’t seen Jordin as Jenna but I did see Shoshana and I hated how she basically just treated the songs as a chance to show off 😬

  76. kaas39

    wow wow wow.........

  77. Julianna Gepes

    she has improved DRAMATICALLY since her run in the summer, we stan.

  78. Pierre-Daniel Petit Frere

    Jordin Sparks is wayyyy better

  79. Xavier Dimfit

    What a tearful lyrics..? Soulful song...

  80. Nathanael Comtemplaro

    Katharine is so underrated. This fact makes me sad. Look at her and hear her perfect notes. When she first glided notes in "Over The Rainbow"... She's so perfect. I love her since then... Even "Over It" is my one of my hymns of life. #loveher

    Anthony Tjokro

    Nathanael Comtemplaro the fact that she’s so underrated which allows her to grow, musically, tonally and emotionally. ❤️❤️❤️

  81. KnowledgeFinder

    Wow!!!!!!!

  82. trunkhard

    Woooow!

  83. Sonia Singh

    This is my favourite version of this song.

  84. Nicki

    AARON TVEIT, PLEASE??

  85. Quinn Hen

    Wow!!!! Incredible!!

  86. Aia M

    Katharine McPheerfection.

  87. McK USA

    I don't even recognize her with all this plastic surgery and fillers. So unnecessary. She sounds like an angel. Wish she knew she looked like one without all this.

  88. KenyaJade

    I love this and her

  89. Gina Kyriakopoulos

    I want SMASH back.

  90. Christine Repunte

    You changed your face.

  91. mkygod

    jealous that New Yorkers and Londoners got to experience her voice in Waitress

  92. Mint Mindy

    goosebumps while listening and watching this performance