The House That Built Me

Album: Revolution (2009)
Charted: 28
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  • 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 hand prints 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
    And 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 Garden' 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, 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 walk around I swear I'll leave
    Won't take nothing but a memory
    From the house that, built me Writer/s: Allen Shamblin, Tom Douglas
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Jeff from Washingtonville, NyThis is a fantastic song. It evokes memories every time I listen. It cries out for a video and I can't wait to see it. Probably the best song on the Revolution album.
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