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Kelly Clarkson's Cover of "She Used To Be Mine" Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

The song was written by pop powerhouse Sara Bareilles.

By Elizabeth Logan

Hope you're sitting down, because this cover will break you in the absolute best way. Kelly Clarkson, who coached The Voice for seasons 14 through 21 and Season 23, lent her soaring vocals to "She Used To Be Mine," the show-stopping angsty ballad from the hit Broadway musical Waitress, for a performance on her talk show, and the result is gorgeous.

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Waitress, based on the hit 2007 indie movie, opened on Broadway in 2015 with songs from pop powerhouse Sara Bareilles, who also spent time playing the lead role of pregnant pie-maker Jenna.

Bareilles agrees that Clarkson's rendition is amazing, and recently told the singer she'd watched it "three thousand times." Once you've experienced it, you'll understand why.

Watch the spellbinding cover here.

What to know about "She Used To Be Mine" from Waitress

"She Used To Be Mine" is the song protagonist Jenna, a small-town pie-maker with an abusive husband, sings to herself when she realizes her life and dreams have gotten away from her. She feels conflicted about being pregnant, but eventually realizes she has to make changes to give her child a better life.

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Sara Bareilles Watched Kelly Clarkson 'She Used To Be Mine' Cover 3,000 Times

The lyrics to "She Used To Be Mine" from Waitress

It's not simple to say
Most days I don't recognize me
These shoes and this apron
That place and its patrons
Have taken more than I gave 'em
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

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A split of Kelly Clarkson and Sara Bareilles performing

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'd be reckless just enough
Who can 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 it 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