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House That Built Me
by Miranda Lambert



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
And I'll bet you didn't know under that live oak my favorite dog is buried in the yard

I though if I could touch this place or feel it
The brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here its 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
Nail by nail board by board
Daddy gave life to mamas dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
The brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here its 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

Thought if I could touch this place or feel it
The brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here its like I'm someone else
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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Lyrics submitted by meg h.