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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.
And 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' magazines.
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 whole 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.



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    cowboyluvrSep 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    People say you can't go home. But thats not true, home is where your heart is, home is where your family is. Home is where you make it. Home is where your memorise are. Don't ever be afraid to go home.
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 2:11 am
    Feeling lost isn't a feeling anyone likes to experience, but it happens. Going home was thought to be the answer to the emptiness, but all it is now is a memory, one that can bring you back to your roots and remind you who you always were. Youve never been lost.
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    The things you go through throughont your life builds who you are and determins what kind of a persinallity you have. That house built her and even though she wants to go back she undrestainds that someone elts not only lives there but that her life there has come and gone. My faveret line in the song is "you leave home, you move on and you do the best you can. I got cought in this whole world and forgot who i am. " that tells me that even thought living in that house mad her who she is, after time she has kind of forgoten who she is had has let the world turn her into something shes not.
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    skillet14Dec 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Its about trying to make closure and find out who you really are and just coming home even if its not the same its still the house that built me.
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    angiemposeyJul 15, 2010 at 7:07 am
    this song says it all.i grew up in my mamaws house,she passed away years ago.i've also had the chance to go back.no one was living there at the time.i was able to see in the windows of all the rooms.that house built me in so many ways.it was full of love.i love this song,that was the house that built me.

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