I BUILT THIS HOUSE

Jones / Prosser / Telfer
Pukka Music 2015

First released on: This House Will Stand, 2016

I paid my dues, my family all stood tall
when the crash came they came with their hired hands and they took it all

my anger knows no bounds but I hold it deep inside
my love for this place stops my fist as it starts to rise

I built this house
the work of my own two hands
let the wind blow
this house will stand

I found my home
the dream of a working man
let the wind blow
this house will stand

new shadows cast their spell, the world looks different now
I work at a breathless pace, I keep my head but I donít know how

great towers reach the sky, dwarf me in their shadow
effigies and monuments that grow so high and keep us low

in my heart this hope, I swear
we can heal, we can repair
these hands were never meant to dress
the wounds of millionaires

and take back this house where tears and laughter sound
we can build a life together if we stand our ground

I built this house
the work of my own two hands
let the wind blow
this house will stand

I found my home
the dream of a working man
let the wind blow
this house will stand