Miranda Lambert - House That Built Me
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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
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
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 whole 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

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Meaning to "House That Built Me" (14 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
GuyaCountryGurl 12/01/11,21:47
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Simply amazing my sis was b-lown a- waaaaaaaaay dude cant blev sge did not no u M.L. so i'll never leave my home even though its kinda small and old so many memos lik d times i fell OFF da stairs. WOW
Janice Pellet/Peratrovich 04/01/11,13:15
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Miranda, The house that built me is my healing song, and fits my life, gave me strength and direction, I went back to AK.a place that healed me with its beauty i was able to touch and locate me again.
sandy 03/23/11,07:53
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my youngst went away to college out of state and this became his and my favorite song. We just sold the house before he will be returning so I went around taking pix and will make a scrap book for him
radioheart 01/26/11,22:18
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this song is very special to me.my father has been gone from this ole world almost 22 yrs. and my mother is in a nursing home and she loves for me to sing to her and this song just touches my heart so
Callie 06/17/10,12:16
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This song brought back painful memories but put what's in my heart into words. Almost everything she says in this song is true in my life right now. The song also applies t my gmas house wher I did hw
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