MIRANDA LAMBERT


House That Built Me Lyrics

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 now 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
Nothin' 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 nothin'
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 nothin'
But a memory from the house that
Built me

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Meaning to "House That Built Me" song text (67 meanings)
amanda faith 03/18/14,18:40
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I feel this song touches on many sentiments. First off, I feel that the song is trying to relay that the she is trying to find some comfort, perhaps from loss of her parents through a number of plausible avenues; divorce, separation, death. I feel like the representation of her wanting to touch and feel things in her old childhood home brings her comfort in her nostaglia, though bittersweet. The house that built me basically is about how she was shaped into the person she now is as an adult and maybe a indication that although she had to go out in the world and make her own life, that she never forgot where she came from to begin with and that gave her the neccessary strength .
was home sweet home 11/04/12,14:37
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till u trailertrash junkies brokein n tainted home n memory so dad umikenwhitetrash play it LOUD this truely my life B4 u entered a homenhearts she learned 2play guitar n i cut out the pics nobody WANTED a house more than ME ndaughter till u messed it all up with ur liesnbetrayl cost us everything
u took who i am 08/11/12,15:48
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mine not yours home n u dad ntrash take fr momnchild my soul all my music collection n things true country work 4r things not steal fr innocent hard wornppl enjoy sorrentos mst wntd real cntry kik azz
shuger puffs 12/22/11,19:44
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to me this song is about dont just leave your family and visit your family ouftin keep in tuch with your family. Thi song is awsome.Miranda Lamber and her songs are awsome to. My favrit singer is col
alex 12/11/11,23:08
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it wasn't fair for me. no one considered what i wanted to do love ya Nona .i just cant stand alone without you.thanks for the song Miranda,love your song the house that built me relates to my old life
Bianca 10/11/12,20:50
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Its my first time away from home and I miss my family so much and this song reminds me to be who I am and never forget where I come from.
sarabuccigrossi 09/22/12,14:17
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i luv this song caz it reminds me of my old house imma do exactly what this song is sayin when i grow up
victoria 09/21/12,14:18
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she needs to heal herself because she feels like she left a memory behind at her childhood home. So if she goes back to the house she will leave with the memory she thought she left behind.
cora 05/30/12,22:07
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I love this song!!! The first time i heard it was with my aunt and she had it on i caught on to it and started to sing. (P.S. my aunt is really young shes 19.)
Mary 05/04/12,15:46
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Everytime I hear this song or sing it I cry. It reminds me of my childhood and how happy I was. A house is like a memory bank and I miss my childhood house! I miss being a kid. I miss those memories
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