The House That Built Me

by Darla Day

Released 2010
Released 2010
In the style of Country's Miranda Lambert, this introspective song takes us back to our childhood, reminds us where we came from, and brings us a thankful perspective on life.
  • 03:56 Lyrics
    The House That Built Me

    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 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 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 Gardens 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 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 or feel it
    This brokenness 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

    © 2009 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tomdouglasmusic and Built On Rock Music

  • 03:56 Lyrics
    The House... (Backing Track)

    "THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME"

    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 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 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 Gardens 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 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 or feel it
    This brokenness 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

    © 2009 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tomdouglasmusic and Built On Rock Music

  • 03:56 Lyrics
    The House... (Instrumental)

    "THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME"

    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 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 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 Gardens 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 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 or feel it
    This brokenness 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

    © 2009 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tomdouglasmusic and Built On Rock Music