Friday, March 12, 2010

The House That Built Me

Lyrics by: Miranda Lambert and Adam Shamblin. Not only is this BRILLIANT songwriting but it is so remeniscant of how I feel about the house I grew up in. I never looked at it "building me" until I heard this song. But it did. I don't listen to country music much anymore... but if every country song was written this well- I'd never listen to anything else. Enjoy- oh and Mom- grab some tissues.

I know they say you can’t go home again

I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam
But these handprints on the front steps are mine

Up those stairs in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
I bet you didn’t know under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself

If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me


Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
From Better Homes and Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
Nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to mama’s dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself

If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me


You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
I got lost in this old world and forgot who I am

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing

Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself

If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

2 comments:

Sandra said...

WOW! Wonderful song! Love you!

Deilia said...

Crying @ work. Damnit!

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