January 25

Miranda Lambert on Her Family’s Journey in “The House That Built Me”


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.

A song that brings back those memories…

Miranda Lambert‘s most popular acclaimed song, “The House that Built Me,” talks about a childhood home that is being celebrated as a sacred place. This structure made by walls and a roof have been a witness to the journey ventured together by a family. It’s amazing how places like home instantly brings us to reminiscence even just for a sight of the sofa, or the old dining table. And we surely can relate with Lambert in her song that remembers her past.

Though Lambert didn’t write “The House That Built Me,” it almost completely describe the story of her family, about how they survived from all those challenges that came along their way. Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin wrote the song. It turned out to be a pitch-perfect narration of her childhood. And with just one demo for the song, she immediately put it into a record.

From rugs to riches

The Lambert family is one perfect example of rugs to riches family. There came the most difficult 8 years of their  life, where they lived homeless and despaired. Before the tragedy came into their lives, they were private investigators in Lindale, Texas. Because of some unfortunate bad business decisions, the company was doomed. They were left homeless literally, after the bankruptcy. After few more struggles, they were able to find a house to stay. Though the place wasn’t comfortable enough, they were able to cope up with their loss.

Miranda, having the natural talent of a star have successfully made her name on the stage, and now continues to record more chart topping songs. Through all that have been, the Lamberts will forever cherish those challenges they had to face, because it made their ties stronger than ever.

Like the narrator in “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert believes that those struggles turned her into the tenacious, fiery, hardworking woman. Here’s the song that talks about her family’s journey.




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Miranda Lambert, The House That Built Me

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