Monday, August 16, 2021

Music Monday


The 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 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 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, 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 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 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.

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~
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10 comments :

Cheryl Kimbley said...

Beautiful and true.
I wish I could go back - or family home is no more (burnt down). I do drive by the empty lot, and the neighborhood and the days come flooding back.

Practical Parsimony said...

I had never heard that song before. thanks for the lyrics.

Belinda said...

That warms my heart, Cheryl. Memories grow even sweeter with time.

Belinda said...

You’re welcome, it is a beautiful song.

Kathy said...

Makes me cry. I miss my Mom and Dad so much, but at least we have good memories.

Belinda said...

(((((Kathy))))) So thankful for good memories.

Anne in the kitchen said...

I am not a big CW fan, but I love this song. My sister and I have listened to it several times when we were at Mom's cleaning things out.

Belinda said...

That is so sweet, Anne.

Jackie said...

Such lovely lyrics.

God bless.

Belinda said...

I agree, Jackie. The lyrics are lovely.

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