This is a Song called “THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME” By Miranda Lambert.I Dedicate This To All The Married Women. THIS IS MY NARRATION OF THE SONG.
It’s been a long time since I left my sweet home,the home where I was born and raised,the home where I spent my childhood days playing with fire,playing with stone pebbles and catching tadpoles in the Streams.My childhood,my teenage and my adulthood, I left them there.I don’t know why I’m recalling those times today.., may be I’m hurt or may be I’m insane or may be I wanna go back to the root and live there till the end. But “I know they say you can’t go home again.” Yes, and I know that.When we (girls) are married we leave our maternal home and go to spend rest of life with a man, a known stranger.How stupid the rules of life??
Today,I feel somewhat tiresome and lonely but it doesn’t mean I’m old and I lack support.I’ve got everything that I wanted, a second home, a loving husband and the children.But the most important thing I’ve got is time, time to recall those times,those carefree days,those golden moments.
“I just had to come back one last time” just one last time to recall my childhood memories.Mama, I just want to come home one last time to be your little baby again.
Mama, I’ll come home.Don’t you wanna see me? Didn’t you miss me? I’ll come home and I wanna see my “hand prints on the front steps.” Is it still there? I wanna see that “little back bedroom where I did my homework and where I learnt to play guitar.” How I wish you be with me always! I still remember you playing my favorite song would teach me how to play guitar.You would help me in my homework. I still remember. Do you remember that big Oak tree in the yard? The tree under which my favorite dog was buried.
I wonder if I could feel those times or if I could just touch the place “this brokenness inside me might start healing.” I’ll come home because I have to find myself,myself the old me. But it’s been a long time since I left the home, I doubt will my family recognize me? Will they treat me like they used to? I doubt,I’d be just another someone else just like “out here like I’m someone else,just a known stranger for the family.
Mama, when I come home I won’t take anything.I won’t ask for help too. I’ll take with me all my memories,memories of childhood days. “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, I remember those times we didn’t have a good house for us. You had dreamt of a big modern styled house.You used to cut out pictures of houses for years From”Better Homes and Garden” magazine. Daddy drew a plan and built a concrete house “board by board an nail by nail” and gave life to your dream.That was my sweet home, the house that built me.
But time changes. “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.” Really I’m lost here and thought if I could come home I’ll take with me my childhood memories and thought may be I could find myself in “the house that built me..“
Original lyrics belongs to: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.
External links: Read the lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mirandalambert/thehousethatbuiltme.html
YouTube: Live ACM awards 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-P6eUjHXE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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