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#331446 - 05/21/10 11:05 AM " House that Built me " - Miranda Lambert
traillius Offline


Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 260

"I know they say you canít go home again
I just had to come back one last time
Maíam I know you donít 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
I bet you didnít 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 itís like Iím someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear Iíll leave
Wonít take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
From Better Homes and Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
Nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to mamaís dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here itís like Iím someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear Iíll leave
Wonít take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

You leave home and 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 itís like Iím someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I walk around I swear Iíll leave
Wonít take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me "

This song speaks to me. I know my own childhood doesn't seem as welcome a memory as the song character's does. But still, its about trying to reconnect with oneself. A common problem, especially with disassociation and repression a part of my coping.


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#331452 - 05/21/10 12:05 PM Re: " House that Built me " - Miranda Lambert [Re: traillius]
calv Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 45
Loc: seattle
Thanks...

When I make the song my own it really hits me.

I grew up on a farm.
roots run deep
blood ,sweat,tears
lonely little blonde headed boy
up in the loft of that empty barn

funny how it makes me feel
i never forgot
i never will

who lives there now
will they ever know
what happened to me
so long ago

_________________________
ďWhen the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when somethingís suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.Ē Barbara Bloom

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