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F
It's not simple to say
C
Most days I don't recognize me
      Dm
These shoes and this apron

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


F
It's not easy to know
     C
I'm not anything that I used to be oh
          Dm
It's true I was never attention's sweet center
  Bb
I still remember that girl


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


F
It's not what I asked for
         C
Sometimes life slips in through a backdoor
    Dm                                                 Bb
and carves out a person and makes you believe it's all true

Now I've got you
F
You're not what I asked for
       A7
If I'm honest I know I would give it all back
      Dm
for a chance to start over
                     Bb
Rewrite an ending or two

for the girl that I knew


         F
Who'd be reckless just enough
          C 
Who'd get hurt but who learns how to tough it up
           Dm
When she's bruised and gets used
                   Bb
By a man who can't love

Then she'll get stuck
       F
And be scared of the life that's inside her
          A7
Growing stronger each day

Til it finally reminds her
     Dm
That fight just a little
                              Bb
To bring back the fire in her eyes
                                   F        A7
That's been gone but it used to be mine
       Dm          C
Used to mine


F
She is messy but she's kind
       C
She is lonely most of the time
       Dm
She is all of this mixed up
               C          Bb
and baked in a beautiful pie
                               F
She is gone but she used to be mine
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11 Comments

  1. Susannah

    I like to use groups of 4 single down strums, unless the phrase is longer, each just a little spaced out. At the end I use 2 until the very end by end I mean the last stanza and by very end I mean the last F or you could use just one single F down strum. A simple strumming pattern and it sounds nice also I think you can learn a sort of riff for the beginning but I don’t know for sure.

  2. Sophielily123

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

    • broadwayobsessed

      Agreed. I suggest just using the same chords without putting it on +1 and just putting a capo on the first fret :)

  3. Anonymous222

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

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

  5. 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

  6. emmafrye02

    Strumming pattern???

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

  8. -5 is easiest

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