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The House You Built
by Hands Like Houses

You used to know so well those weathered hands,
When they were gentle, when they brought the colour to your cheeks.
They still do, but not the same, because they turned their back on you,
And when she's hiding at your feet, you know you'll stay.

These sentiments are second hand.
He's fighting for his heart but he is losing ground.
She's unintended, not unloved,
And you're the one to keep her safe and sound.

Don't look down,
Even though they're looking down on you.
The house you build on solid ground
Will be a home. In time, you'll see it.
Don't look down,
Even though they're looking down on you.
The love you build your house around
Will make it home in time to see them through.

Her shoes are scuffed, she drags her feet too much,
But baby lift your face, you don't need to justify your place.
So stay just what you are, you've come this far.
If only I could show your future you would light up like the sun.

These sentiments are second hand.
She's fighting for your future and she's gaining ground.
You are protected, you are loved,
So show them who you are and make them proud.

Don't look down,
Even though they're looking down on you.
The house you build on solid ground
Will be a home. In time, you'll see it.
Don't look down,
Because there's no-one looking down on you.
Your house is built on solid ground,
You'll be just fine in time, just see it through.

Hey little light, aren't you a big achiever?
Hey Mrs. Might, I know that you believe in her.
Hey Mr. Beaten Down, you found your heart again.
In the hope you built your house around,
You gave your little light,
You gave your little light a brand new start.

Don't look down,
Because there's no-one looking down on you.
The house you built on solid ground
Will be a home. In time, you'll see it.
Don't look down,
Because there's no-one looking down on you.
Your house is built on solid ground,
You'll be just fine in time, just see it through.

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
Written by: Alex Pearson, Erik Ron, Jamal Sabet, Joel Tyrrell, Matt Cooper, Matthew Parkitny, Trent Smith

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