Friday, May 21, 2010

The House That Built Me

Miranda Lambert, The House That Built Me Lyrics: "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
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 Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
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 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 it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I walk around I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me"



The Roachs are moving again! Our fourth house in eight years. I feel very military. But this is a final move. We are moving to the house I moved into when I was in first grade. The house my great grandfather built with the same hardwood floors from the early 1900's. The house with the kitchen table my great grandfather built out of an old barn door. The kitchen table that my Papa ate on, I ate on and now my little Roach's will eat on...

The list goes on with the memories and history in the house and the ones we will make...but for now we are packing to move into the House that Built Me.

1 comment:

Erica said...

I can't wait to see pictures! It sounds wonderful!