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The 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 were 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, I'd feel it
This brokeness inside me might start healin'
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 of concert pour, nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to mama's dream

I thought if I could touch this place, I'd feel it
This brokeness inside me might start healin'
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 ol' world and forgot, who I am


I thought if I could touch this place, I'd feel it
This brokeness inside me might start healin'
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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Lyrics submitted by Miranda.