Home is Where the Heart Is

heart and home

 

Today’s selection for the FACS Soundtrack could be used in either a housing/interior design class or a discussion of personal development.  The song, The House The Built Me by Miranda Lambert, features very touching and insightful lyrics that I predict will launch some interesting class discussion.

 

I think we all have memories like these of home.

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 hand prints 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 now 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
Nothin’ 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
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 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 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 nothin’
But a memory from the house that
Built me

Hope your week is going well!

Ramona

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