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​She Was

This song is by Ellis Paul and appears on the album American Jukebox Fables (2005) and on the compilation album Essentials (2006).

She ain't worth the whiskey
She ain't worth the tears
She ain't worth the barroom fight
A restless night her ghost still here
She ain't worth the roses
Lost among the thorns
She ain't worth the words you'd waste
To mend the trust that's torn

She ain't worth the midnight
She ain't worth the dawn
She ain't worth the pedestal
That you placed her on
She ain't worth the hotel sheets
Twisted on the bed
She ain't worth the tremblin'
Or the whispers that you said

But she was
In truth
You know
She was
She was
And you're
Fooling yourself
Because
She was

She ain't worth the mystery
She ain't worth the risk
She ain't worth the medicine
Brushed across the lips
She ain't worth the vertigo
She ain't worth the fall
She ain't worth surrender to
The drama of it all

She ain't worth apologies
She ain't worth the right or wrong
She ain't worth the melody
She ain't worth this song
But she was