The House You Built - Hands Like Houses

You used to know so well those weathered hands
When they were gentle, when the 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

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