Love Used To Be

Album: Picking Up the Pieces (2015)
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  • In 2014, Jewel divorced her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, after nearly six years of marriage. This song is a potent depiction of Jewel's emotional state following the decision to end their relationship. "I'm very proud of this lyric. It's completely non-commercial, six-minutes long and doesn't have a traditional structure, but I think lyrically, if somebody was to look back on who I am or what I am as a writer and lyricist, this is a good example," she said. "It's a song that you have to listen to several times and it's a gut-wrenchingly honest take of where I was at in my life when I wrote it."

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