The Girl I Used to Be

Album: Love Flesh Blood (2017)
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  • Once upon a time
    A Dublin girl ran free
    Down the cobblestones
    Round pubs and homes
    As rich as she could be
    Swimming in the Irish Sea
    Climbing up Bray Head
    Her lips were warmed
    With pots of tea
    Chips and buttered bread
    Fed love from Mam and Da

    They raised her up
    They made her fly
    They gave her roots and wings
    As time moves on and years go by
    She'll miss those simple things
    She's the girl I used to be

    The playgrounds all came down
    And we mourned our factories
    Times were tough, but I had enough
    I had my family
    Life kicked in with all its might
    But my strong heart wouldn't break
    I got kicked around and broken down
    I took all that I could take

    But you raise me up
    You made me fly
    You gave me roots and wings
    As time moves on and years go by
    I miss those simple things
    And the girl I used to be

    Now I'm grown with a child of my own
    And I hope to God on high
    That these are the days she thinks upon
    As the best days of her life

    And I'll raise her up
    I'll make her fly
    I'll give her roots and wings
    As time moves on and years go by
    She'll miss those simple things
    And the girl she used to be
    She's the girl I used to be Writer/s: IMELDA MAY, PAUL MOAK
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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