Tear It Down And Build It Up Again

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 * co-written with David Easterling *

Sure do love this house built it with these hands
Forty years ago almost to the day
Didn’t do the best job of following the plan
Split some boards and bent some nails along the way

Thank God our mistakes can be forgiven
And livin’ perfect ain’t the point of livin’

Tear it down and build it up again
Let it fall apart now and then
Learn to surrender and make room for something better
Tear it down and build it up again

The first night in this house we slept right on the floor
Because the moving truck broke down in Sante Fe
Shared my jacket as a pillow and we kept each other warm
Man, I tear up when I think about those days

Thank God our mistakes can be forgiven
And livin’ perfect ain’t the point of livin’

Tear it down and build it up again
Let it fall apart now and then
Learn to surrender and make room for something better
Tear it down and build it up again

These walls were always more than just nails and 2x4s
Our years right here have meant so much to me
Stealing one last gaze as the sun begins to fade
On a new road with our pillows and our dreams


 - November 2018 -                                                                                                              #249