Chords in this song

A# chordA7 chordC chordDm chordF chord

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FF chord
It's not simple to say
CC chord
Most days I don't recognize me
      DmDm chord
These shoes and this apron

This place and its patrons
     BbBb chord
Have taken more than I gave them


FF chord
It's not easy to know
     CC chord
I'm not anything that I used to be oh
          DmDm chord
It's true I was never attention's sweet center
  BbBb chord
I still remember that girl


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


FF chord
It's not what I asked for
         CC chord
Sometimes life slips in through a backdoor
    DmDm chord                                                 BbBb chord
and carves out a person and makes you believe it's all true

Now I've got you
FF chord
You're not what I asked for
       A7A7 chord
If I'm honest I know I would give it all back
      DmDm chord
for a chance to start over
                     BbBb chord
Rewrite an ending or two

for the girl that I knew


         FF chord
Who'd be reckless just enough
          CC chord 
Who'd get hurt but who learns how to tough it up
           DmDm chord
When she's bruised and gets used
                   BbBb chord
By a man who can't love

Then she'll get stuck
       FF chord
And be scared of the life that's inside her
          A7A7 chord
Growing stronger each day

Til it finally reminds her
     DmDm chord
That fight just a little
                              BbBb chord
To bring back the fire in her eyes
                                   FF chord        A7A7 chord
That's been gone but it used to be mine
       DmDm chord          CC chord
Used to mine


FF chord
She is messy but she's kind
       CC chord
She is lonely most of the time
       DmDm chord
She is all of this mixed up
               CC chord          BbBb chord
and baked in a beautiful pie
                               FF chord
She is gone but she used to be mine
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8 Comments

  1. Sophielily123

    +1 is A LOT harder, trust me, but it sounds like the original track! It’s sounds sooo much better!

  2. Anonymous222

    Actually @Heather the A7 sounds more like the sono when it’s played on a piano or in the Original Broadway Cast Recording

  3. Strumming d-du-udu works fine but it’s also fun to play around and make up your own pattern for this song :)

  4. izzy_phan

    i listened to the original song and think it might be a DD-U-DD, but its hard to tell, since its on a piano

  5. emmafrye02

    Strumming pattern???

  6. Playing a plain A instead of A7 is easier and sounds better on 0

  7. -5 is easiest

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