From the album Pieces of Me

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About this song…….
This song was inspired by a phrase I heard – when I build my house on sand. I don’t remember what it was from or why it resonated with me. But, seven years later, I get what this song is about. It’s the crafting of my persona. The way I choose to build myself. Wood for its earthiness and beauty, fragile to fire (passion). Stone for its stoic nature, solid, immovable and fragile to a crisis. Glass for its light texture and its belief in the higher power, fragile to the stones of criticism cast by others.

As I craft this being (my house), I am reminded that it takes all of these elements to make me. To create my best self.

Lyrics

When I built my house with wood
Every timber was crafted
from the basement to the roof
But the first sign of passion it caught fire
Carefully constructed soon became a pyre
When I built my house with wood

When I built my house with stone
It was solid as a rock, a fortress of a home
But the first sign of crisis, it cracked apart
Leaving in its place a vulnerable heart
When I built my house with stone

When I built my house with glass
It was fragile in its beauty, tempered true and fast
But the first sign of trouble cast the stone
I prayed for protection in my light filled home
When I built my house with glass

When I build my house again
I’ll choose stone for the foundation so
It’s solid in on the land
And the timbers straight and true
Will hold in the glass that
Lets the daylight through
When I build my house again
When I build my house again