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' magazines.
    Plans were drawn, and concrete poured,
    And 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
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  • 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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