The House That Built Me, by Miranda Lambert

The House That Built Me

Miranda Lambert
Chords used in this song: A#, Am, C, Dm, F, Gm
A#
Am
C
Dm
F
Gm
[Intro]
F  C  A#  F
F  C  F

[Verse]
I know they say, you can't go home again
Am
 I just had to come back one last time
A#
Ma'am I know, you don't know me from Adam
          F                                  C
But these hand prints on the front steps are mine

[Verse]
         F
Up those stairs, in that little back bedroom
           Am
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
      A#
And I bet you didn't know, under that live oak
   F                              C
My favourite dog is buried in the yard

[Chorus]
  A#                                       F
I thought if I could touch this place, or feel it
     Gm                               F
This brokenness inside me might start healin'
    A#
Out here it's like I'm someone else,
  Dm                                A#
I thought that maybe I could find myself
   F                                 A#
If I could just come in I swear I'll leave
                         F
Won't take nothin' but a memory
         C                  F
From the house that... built me

[Verse]
     F
Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
      Am
From "Better Homes and Garden" magazine
           A#
Plans were drawn and concrete poured and
                                F
Nail by nail and board by board
                              C
Daddy gave life to Mama's dream

[Chorus]
  A#                                       F
I thought if I could touch this place, or feel it
     Gm                               F
This brokenness inside me might start healin'
    A#
Out here it's like I'm someone else,
  Dm                                A#
I thought that maybe I could find myself
   F                                 A#
If I could just come in I swear I'll leave
                         F
Won't take nothin' but a memory
         C                  F
From the house that... built me

[Bridge]
    Dm                                 F
You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
 Gm                                 A#          C
I got lost in this old world and forgot, who I am

[Chorus]
  A#                                      F
I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
     Gm                               F
This brokenness inside me might start healing
    A#
Out here it's like I'm someone else
  Dm                                F
I thought that maybe I could find myself
                                    A#
If I could walk around I swear I'll leave
                         F
Won't take nothin' but a memory
         C                   A#   F  Gm  C    F~
From the house that.... built me