As I look at what I've done
The type of life that I've lived
How many things I pray the father will forgive
One situation involved a young man

He was the ocean and I was the sand
He stole my heart like a thief in the night
Dulled my senses blurred my sight
I used to love him but now I don't

I used to love him but now I don't
I chose a road of passion and pain
Sacrificed too much and waited in vain
Gave up my power ceased being queen

Addicted to love like the drug of a fiend
Torn and confused wasted and used
Reached the crossroad which path would I choose
Stuck and frustrated I waited, debated

For something to happen that just wasn't fated
Thought what I wanted was something I needed
When momma said no I just should have heeded
Misled I bled till the poison was gone

And out of the darkness arrived the sweet dawn
I used to love him but now I don't
I used to love him but now I don't
Father you saved me and showed me that life

Was much more than being some foolish man's wife
Showed me that love was respect and devotion
Greater than planets deeper than oceans
My soul was weary but now it's replenished

Content because that part of my life is finished
I see him sometimes and the look in his eye
Is one of a man who's lost treasures untold
But my heart is gold I took back my soul

And totally let my creator control
The life which was his to begin with
I used to love him but now I don't

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I Used to Love Him Lyrics as written by Lauryn Hill D.j. Rogers

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    General Commentsad sad song..
    landeron September 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsad song in one way, but happy in another. a song about hope and change.

    when you're so in love, it's hard to leave despite all the hurt in the forgive and hope the person will change.. but this song is about finally realizing self-worth/respect and taking dignity back ...having the courage to walk away. if anyone knows how hard this is, as i have been through this myself, and as lauryn i think is trying to say...this courage to walk away comes from God's grace.
    cherrytomatoes1on March 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'life
    Was much more than being some foolish man's wife'

    I love that verse like crazy.
    _ellieon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also believe the song is about reclaiming your self-worth and self-respect... she recognizes that for a time that she "gave up being Queen"... and nothing good came out of that... so she "bled til the poison was gone", and after that came a clarity about who she was and what her focus in life was (for her, it was giving her life back to God)... i think this song is beautiful, and could be applied to anybody who at one point felt diminished self-worth... nothing or nobody should ever make you feel less than what you're worth... I love this song for reminding us that...
    Pryncess33on November 08, 2006   Link

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