Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me”

Blake Boldt | February 23rd, 2010

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In country music, home is where the hits are.

Small town living is the go-to topic for Music Row writers looking for a cheap hook. In the rural utopia they‘ve invented for today’s country radio, a few hard-and-fast rules apply: Saturday nights are spent in a hell-raisin’, hard-drinkin’ fury; Sunday mornings are saved by amazing grace and greasy fried chicken.

But what happens when an American daughter, raised in the ways of the Deep South, takes the dirt road less traveled? Echoing a long-time country classic–Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter”–Miranda Lambert’s latest single is a gorgeous piece of melancholy country without getting squishy or sentimental. “The House That Built Me,” an early favorite for single of the year, is a heart-crusher for all the dixieland dreamers who’ve pursued happiness only to have their hopes dashed by the time they cross the Mason-Dixon Line.

There’s nary a wasted word here, with Lambert giving voice to a generation of young adults anxiously awaiting their big break. In her world-weary, Texas-cured soprano, she sounds out the hollowness inside her rebel heart. “I know they say you can’t go home again,” she sighs, and so begins her journey back to a simpler time.

Lambert, a downright eccentric by Nashville standards, has built her career as a spunky sparkplug, welding her healthy confidence to explosive songs like “Kerosene” and “Gunpowder and Lead.” With “House,” she’s played a brilliant trump card. The iron-willed, invincible girl who shot out tart-tongued boasts with the best of ’em? Not here. In her place is a restless wreck of a woman, returning to her childhood home in need of some comfort and closure.

Long after she‘d gone, she‘s full of memories of sweeter days: “These handprints on the front steps are mine,” she sings. This hillbilly mansion had been her mama’s dream for years, with the inspiration ripped right out of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Now Lambert is spilling her guts to the new lady of the house. She drops one wonderful line after another, leaning on a stranger for some relief. (The poignant, most perfect couplet: “I bet you didn’t know under that live oak/My favorite dog is buried in the yard.”)

She seems too aware that she might be seeking something that’s deeply, irretrievably broken. With the slightest quaver in Lambert’s voice and the sound of whining steel, “House” ends–rightly–on an unresolved note. Four minutes is hardly enough to take care of such matters: “I got lost in this old world and forgot who I am,” she admits.

“House” is an ambitious ask for country radio, with good-time, test-marketed music dominating the airwaves and banishing ballads to the fringes of airtight playlists. By releasing a sad, spare number to programmers already itching for a fun-filled summer, she’s tossing off the weight of radio expectations. Lambert’s an artist who prefers organic storytelling instead of contrived commercial jingles for Jesus, cold beer and chewing tobacco. She’s rung up a couple million in record sales and earned rock critic cred in head-swelling proportions, all with an eye on career longevity rather than repeating the crimes of her country peers. Her every melody sends a message: Believe this hype.

With “The House That Built Me”–Lambert’s first single release without a co-writing credit [Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin]–has shown her exquisite taste in songs again and shined a light on the conflicting emotions of coming home.

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  1. Blaine
    February 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    This is the first time I’ve posted on here, but after seeing there was a review up for this I had to put in my two cents.

    I recently saw Lambert open for Paisley in Reno, NV on Sunday night, and she was amazing; easily stealing the show for her mere 60 minutes on stage. The highlight being her intimate acoustic performance of this particular song (followed by “More Like Her”) where she sat solo on a stool with a single spotlight draped across her. Imagine the surprise of the audience when she mentioned this would be her next single before beginning to play. With the opening chords I turned to my friend and said, “pay attention, this is the best song on the album.” He did, and he agreed.

    I hope country radio takes notice of this song, and gives it the airtime it deserves. This is a wake up call for other artists. I just pray they don’t hit snooze.

  2. SGarr
    February 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I AM in country radio, and I welcome a great song like this. It seems those in Nashville blame radio for only playing “good-time test-marketed” songs, yet it is tough when a lot of what they send us is drivel. I’ve been at this for 30 years, in major and medium markets, at #1 powerhouses and brand new start-ups, and it wasn’t any better any time before either. We fight through the dross and find a gem like this from time to time, then IF/WHEN this becomes a hit, they’ll send us about 50 tender songs about “going home”. Nothing much has changed. But it is true, that when we try to step outside of the box, our audience has had resistance to it. Country radio has a pretty tough tightrope to walk down by the old mainstream. And for those not in radio who think that playing a bunch of left-of-center “good” country music wins, you’d be pulling up the rear in the ratings and not employed for long. The argument that “yeah, but these songs are GOOD!” doesn’t hold up to a salesman trying to sell a .1 share. Radio has its issues, but as Nashville’s (and “good” country music’s) whipping boy, give it a rest.

  3. herman
    February 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I love this song and it’s very emotional, it reminds me of my childhood. I think it’s one of her best.

  4. Dave W.
    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful song! I hope it becomes a hit. We need more of this in Country Music. Real. Heartfelt. A great song!! Long live Country Music!!

  5. Steve Harvey
    February 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I don’t quite love this song as much as the majority here do. I think it’s great, and it features a truly stellar vocal, but I’m just not THAT enamored of it. It’s not my favourite track on Revolution.

    But I hope it goes gangbusters. It would be great to see this kind of heartrending, understated ballad succeed on radio. Then Gary Allan’s back catalogue might get more airplay.

  6. Jonathan
    February 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    If country radio ignores this song, my view of them will go down significantly (not like it hasn’t already over the last ten years). This is one of the best songs to come along in years and a welcome change for what passes as country nowadays.

    I’ve always said that Miranda Lambert is the real deal and even though she didn’t write this song, she shows her intelligence by recording it.

    If any song needs to be a huge hit this year, it’s this one.

  7. Thomas
    February 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    …good country music but i find it hard to see, why it’s praised the way it is. the melody is nothing special and the hook doesn’t hook all that well. julie roberts has a whole album that sounds better and some of holly williams’ songs on her latest album are not any worse than this one. radio will find it hard to fall in love with it would be my best shot.

  8. Gloria
    February 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I like this song a lot! They need to knock that goofy song of Chesney’s off the radio and play this! So much great talent is ignored because of artist like Chesney & Swift controlling radio!

  9. waynoe
    February 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I apologize for the double post. It was not intended. A pretty fair and even-handed review here.

  10. Matt
    February 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you Gloria for seeing that Kenney Chesney’s song is goofy. It is sad that he can get immediate airplay for crazy songs that repeat themselves about 30 times and send no real message to listeners.

    I was able to see Miranda in concert back at the beginning of February and when she sang this song I was blown away! I have heard “House” on the album before I went to the concert, but when Miranda sings this song live it is like a different song. This song is easily relateable because there is a place or time that everyone wishes they could go back to. Thank you Miranda and her record label, Colombia, for releasing this song.

  11. Michelle
    February 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I love this song. I think it will be a big hit, but ya never can tell. She is my favorite female country artist. Man, this girl’s got talent! I like all of her songs, but some more than others. I wish “More Like Her” would have done better than it did, but nothing amazes ME anymore! Thanks, Blake, for giving it a thumbs up. I definately agree with you on this one.

  12. Michelle
    February 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I agree with you, Matt. She is so amazing live. I think she sounds even better!

  13. Vicki
    February 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I stopped dead in my tracts and just listened as memories flowed from this song. Song of the year…definitely!

  14. Joy
    February 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    If it’s a “good country song”–it’s dead in the water–there’s not a station left in the world that plays that kind of music :(

  15. Nicolas
    February 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The song debuted at #51 on the country chart this week, two weeks before the release date of March 8, so I think this song will be a well-deserved success with radio =)

    I love this song and can’t wait for a music video!

  16. Steve M.
    February 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Sgarr,
    That attitude is exactly why I ditched over the air radio for XM. You don’t have the balls to think outside the box.

  17. Debbie W
    February 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I love this song, and am hoping RADIO plays it! Miranda is the best country has to offer now, all around talent; songwriting, singing, live performances are incredible! Let’s call our local stations and get this song PLAYED!

  18. ALJID
    February 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    This song is spine-chillingly awesome…Crap…I;m cracking up. Radio please PLAY this song!

    This one’s a masterpiece of our time. I can’t find the words to describe my feelings toward this song..LOL!

  19. Matt C.
    February 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Good song, but just doesn’t sound like a hit to me.

  20. Shannon
    February 24, 2010 at 9:35 am

    love the song–my favorite on the album–and I can’t wait to see her live again!

    next single should be “Only Prettier” or “Heart Like Mine”

  21. Jon
    February 24, 2010 at 9:59 am

    This doesn’t echo “Coal Miner’s Daughter” nearly as much as it echoes Kim Fox and Susanne Mumpower-Johnson’s “Little House Of Mine,” recorded a couple of years ago (complete with video) by 3 Fox Drive. I’m not calling this a rip-off by any means (though in my opinion it’s not as good a song), just getting in the vicinity of a Malec critical moment without actually getting there….

  22. Craig R.
    February 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Miranda Lambert is the anti- Taylor Swift. She is writing music- and this song is a great example- for adults who think beyond their high school years and keg parties. She is not a product. She is not selling her image. She is singing pieces of her soul. That is what great music is all about, especially county music.

    Sgarr, I have to say that country music radio is so full of cowards. If you played it they would come. People only listen to crap because you play crap. Sure you might lose a market share in the short run. But in the long run you will gain far more loyal listeners who respect the fact that you respect them, and therefore only play music worthy of their time. Ms. Lambert is always worth my time.

  23. Shannon
    February 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    @ Craig R: Although I agree with you, Miranda didn’t write this song … Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin did.

  24. t.scott
    February 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    But didn’t Miranda come from Nashville Star or some such?

    I like her much more than Taylor Swift,but she is still a “product”.

    The fact that she’s young, blonde, and attractive definitely helped her get started.

  25. Shannon
    February 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    “The fact that she’s young, blonde, and attractive definitely helped her get started.”

    absolutely not… she had her start on the Johnny High Country Music Review in Arlington and actually landed a recording contract in Nashville but walked away because they were overproducing her music to have more of a pop-country feel. She didn’t want it and pursued a different way to get into the business and do her music her way. She’s the real deal.

    To assume she got her start because of being young, blonde and pretty is ignorant. She may have gotten her first single released because of being on Nashville Star, but she has stuck around because of her quality and musical growth over the last 6 years.

  26. richard
    February 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Exactly Shannon. I really respect her for being a real country artists because she refused to become pop. Her music is perfect, I’m glad she chose the right path instead of becoming a sell out. For anyone that doesn’t like her music, I would doubt they would be a country fan because she sounds like a country singer from 30 years ago.

  27. Michelle
    February 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Shannon, I couldn’t have said it better and Richard, you know I always agree with you!LOL

  28. Troy
    February 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    This and dead flowers were my favorite songs on her Album

  29. Michelle
    February 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I loved Dead Flowers, too, Troy!

  30. wayne
    February 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    SGARR wrote, “And for those not in radio who think that playing a bunch of left-of-center “good” country music wins, you’d be pulling up the rear in the ratings and not employed for long.”

    I agree with that because, among other things, that is what the majority of the audience relates to and how they identify themselves. Now before some start crying and whining, I said “most” and not “all”.

    You can’t force feed your consumer base. Regardless of one’s distaste for corporate radio, I being one that has such a distaste, SGARR is right in acknowledging that most will not put up with songs left-of-center. And consumers have a right to that.

    I am criticized here for stating that most, again not all, country music fans really are red, white, and blue all-American straight-down-the-middle folks and not those made up of elite social-club status or ghetto blasters.

    This is why, to the angst of some, that Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many others of that ilk are still popular on the radio. And they have a right to be played if the consumer base requests that.

    The Americana crowd demands more breadth. They will, for the most part, accept a wider variety of songs from all over the spectrum. That is their right as consumers. However, this crowd is not as large. That is the reason there are few Americana stations as compared to straight country stations, even if they are pop-oriented to a degree.

    You can’t force-feed something on a consumer group that will not accept it. The Dixie Chicks tried that. Many rebelled and that was the consumer’s right.

    I know some have quite a distaste for those artists that put out the typical get-wild weekend, get-saved Sunday, skoal-ring songs. I as well weary of songs built on cliche’s and sang by some that wouldn’t know the proper end of a shovel handle to grab on to.

    Nonetheless, this is what many who listen, accept, and even demand classify themselves as. You can’t change that.

    How many times do you pass a 4-door car lowered to the ground with chrome wheels driven by one whose pants is down to their ankles, their underwear showing, and enough gold on to finance a college education, are blaring out George Strait’s Amarillo? No, they are blasting out thumping hip-hop. The point is the broad consumer base dictates what is played.

    My only hope is that soon enough consumers will weary of Swift so we can get back to listening to people who can sing instead of lip-syncing while slinging one’s hair around.

  31. richard
    February 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Dead Flowers is awesome live, I like hearing it live in concert more than the cd. Also I read somewhere that radio lost a lot of listeners in 2009. But I don’t listen to the radio very often, so that’s why I go out and buy country cds, then that way I am my own dj and I hear what want, haha. Miranda Lamberts career has been a very slow steady build. I’m amazed how country radio allowed Miranda to have her 1st #1 with White Liar. I hope this does well also.

  32. Mirandas2cool
    February 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    This is definitely one of the better songs out right now. I had the priviledge of hearing her do this acoustic at the Ryman and its truly amazing! Hopefully radio has finally woken up and sees Lamberts talents and this will be a hit! Every person i have talked to absolutely loves this song. Way to go Miranda!

  33. sam (sam)
    February 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Some are saying Miranda Lambert is not a product and not selling her image and is the real deal. I like Miranda’s music (at least some of it). But she has a very specific image, she does sell product, et cetera.

    Perhaps some on this board perfer Miranda’s music to swift’s music. Perhaps some prefer Miranda’s image. But Miranda isn’t just selling music she is also selling an image. And she is a product, too.

    Shannon says that Miranda’s looks didn’t help get her started. Maybe so. But I do suspect that Miranda’s looks are helping her sell products. So is her talent, for sure. But I suspect her success is built on image and appearance, too.

  34. stormy
    February 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    If anything being a cute, tiny blonde hurt Miranda in her attempts to sell herself as an outlaw.

  35. Michelle
    February 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Thank God we don’t all have to be ugly in order to get somewhere in life! It makes it more difficult to get a job if you’re an attractive female than a not so attractive female here in the real world!!

  36. stormy
    February 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Michelle: Cute and pretty don’t mean the same thing. Dani Leigh is quite attractive and has the look of an outlaw.
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/texas_boogie_prod/Images/danni%20Leigh18-1.jpg
    Miranda looks like a puppy.

  37. Michelle
    February 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    You’re right, Stormy, Dani Leigh is very pretty and Miranda’s super cute! It’s just Sam makes sound like if you’re attractive you’re not as deserving!

  38. Michelle
    February 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I just now looked at the picture of Dani Leigh. That’s not a good picture of her. She’s way more attractive than that pic.

  39. richard
    February 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Yeah, I know what you mean Michelle. It pays to actually know a lot about country music and do your homework.

  40. Jon
    February 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Here are the top female country singers from 30 years ago: Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Dottie West, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Anne Murray. Which ones does Miranda Lambert sound like? Which ones’ records do hers – say, this one – sound like?

    I don’t know, nor do I care, whether Lambert’s looks help her career. But the notion that she is not “a product” in the sense that the phrase is being used here, or that she is not consciously choosing and shaping an image for presentation to the public is pretty ludicrous. It’s part of what professional musicians do.

  41. Michelle
    February 24, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Well, I still think Miranda’s where she’s at, because she’s talented!

  42. Mirandas2cool
    February 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I agree completely Michelle.

  43. richard
    February 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I agree with Michelle and Mirandas2cool. It takes a certain type of person to realize talent when they see it.

  44. Brady Vercher
    February 25, 2010 at 12:42 am

    No one’s arguing that Miranda isn’t talented (I don’t think), but what country singers from 30 years ago does she sound like?

  45. Steve Harvey
    February 25, 2010 at 6:13 am

    But the notion that she is not “a product” in the sense that the phrase is being used here, or that she is not consciously choosing and shaping an image for presentation to the public is pretty ludicrous.
    Agreed. Every artist from Jamey Johnson to Rascall Flats are selling an image as part of their marketing. Of course, I find it preferable if the image is shaped around their musical personality rather than the other way round.

  46. Jon
    February 25, 2010 at 6:47 am

    It takes a certain type of person to realize talent when they see it.

    What kind of person would that be, Richard?

  47. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Brady, I don’t think she sounds like Dolly, Crystal, or Anne. If she’s suppose to, why?

  48. Brady Vercher
    February 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I didn’t say she was supposed to. My question was in response to Richard saying:

    For anyone that doesn’t like her music, I would doubt they would be a country fan because she sounds like a country singer from 30 years ago.

    Then he followed that up by with, “It pays to actually know a lot about country music and do your homework.” So, I’m just curious who she sounds like from 30 years ago.

  49. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Oh, no wonder I was so confused by the question. I thought it was directed at me.

  50. t.scott
    February 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Geez ,I hit a nerve with my statement.I wasn’t implying Miranda wasn’t talented.It so happens that I told my wife when I first heard “Charley Talkin'” that it was a great song.I also think she has a great edge to her music.But she gets no “outlaw ” cred from me yet.

    I would like to add that winning a recording deal on a talent contest doesn’t disqualify talent.I don’t care for Carrie Underwood,but that has more to do with song selection than talent.Ronnie Dunn won a talent contest for his big break.I seem to be recalling that Brenda Lee was on Arthur Godfrey,(could be wrong).The point I was making with Miranda is that you can’t generalize artists with respect to “packaging”..as Steve said.

  51. richard
    February 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I didn’t mean for others to take what I said the wrong way. What I meant was, Miranda Lambert is like a singer that would be from that era, like an original country singer rather than the ones in mainstream pop. I wasn’t saying sounded like the others mentioned.

  52. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I knew what you meant, Richard, but I didn’t want to answer for you.

  53. Brady Vercher
    February 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Aside from the fact that you said she “sounds” like a country singer from 30 years ago, your explanation still isn’t making much sense. What makes her more like someone from that era than her contemporaries?

    While we’re at, what makes women from that era more “original” than the country singers before them?

  54. Jon
    February 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Plus which, if you did your homework, you’d know that some of those big female country singers from 30 years ago were as much influenced by the mainsteam pop of the times as any contemporary country singer of today is.

  55. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Look this stuff is getting way, too addicting. I’m not getting any work done! LOL

  56. richard
    February 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I give up! I was just expressing my own opinion. I didn’t mean for it to be a true fact.

  57. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Who are the originals of country music?

  58. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Who was before Hank Williams? I think that’s as far back as I go?

  59. Jon
    February 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Who was before Hank Williams? I think that’s as far back as I go?

    *facepalm*

  60. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Whatever, I was taught no question is a stupid question! That’s how we learn is by asking questions, but thanks for your help!

  61. Brady Vercher
    February 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I’m sure it could turn into an academic exercise with all sorts of names mentioned, but there’s more than 20 years of recorded country music before Hank Williams made his mark. Some of the bigger names include The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest V. Stoneman, Bob Wills, Patsy Montana, Gene Autry, Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and many many others. If you’re really interested in delving deeper, check out a book like Charles K. Wolfe’s Classic Country: Legends of Country Music and explore from there.

  62. t.scott
    February 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I almost posted some of those names.I decided Michelle was making a rhetorical statement.

  63. Brady Vercher
    February 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Actually, Douglas B. Green put out a good coffee table primer on early country music a couple years ago called Class Country Singers.

  64. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks, Brady, I remember Autry, Acuff and Tubb. I remember hearing of The Carter Family, but the others you mentioned I don’t remember. I’ll have to check that out.

  65. richard
    February 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Those mentioned are some of my favorite classic country singers.

  66. Jon
    February 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Fair enough, Michelle. Nothing wrong with Brady’s recommendations, but I’d start with a good general survey like _Will The Circle Be Unbroken_ from the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum: https://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/products.php?product=Will-the-Circle-Be-Unbroken%3A-Country-Music-in-America– . (Disclaimer: I contributed to the book, including the chapter on bluegrass).

  67. Michelle
    February 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks, Jon, I appreciate that.

  68. Brady Vercher
    February 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I’d forgotten about the one Jon mentioned, but that’s a great book to start with. I picked up a copy a couple years ago for $6 at Borders.

  69. Kyle
    March 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Anyway…

    I’ll be shocked if this doesn’t go top 5, and wouldn’t be surprised if it’s another #1 for Lambert. This is not only a great lyric, the music is beautiful and matches the words perfectly… plus it’s a very tight song that doesn’t take more than one listen to truly grasp its emotional message. I think radio is starved for songs that fit all of the above criteria, not resistant to them.

    Side note – I know this is blasphemy, but I’m not quite as enamored with Dead Flowers as everyone else. It’s an interesting song, but IMO it’s not as clear and focused as The House That Built Me… I appreciate that both songs tackle heavy subjects with brutal honesty rather than contrived sentiment, but for my money, this single is the better written of the two.

  70. Nicolas
    March 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    This song is already moving quick up the charts, from #51 to #39 in its second week =)

  71. richard
    March 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Yeah, it hasn’t even been released yet and it’s soaring up the charts. White Liar only went to #1 on mediabase. I really hope this one goes to #1 on billboard also.

  72. Matt
    May 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Someone help me out here…The beginning chords of “The House that Built Me” are the same as (or close to it) what other (older) classic country song??? I have heard those chords before, but for the life of me can’t place the song. Can anyone help me?

  73. Ben Foster
    May 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    “The House That Built Me” is easily Miranda’s best song ever. Read my review at http://1to10countryreview.blogspot.com/2010/04/miranda-lambert-house-that-built-me.html

  74. Thomas
    May 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    …i just haven’t got the time to read everybody’s reviews even if i’d like to. so why don’t you sum it up quickly when you’re posting here instead of just leaving a teaser. who knows, i might find it useful to stop by one day.

  75. klark
    October 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Thank God, the radio didn’t ignore this one. I’m just praying that they won’t be playing TONS of song having this theme. :]

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