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06. Two Houses

The Story Of Your Life
by Matthew West


Well, Mom found her a new place to live
And Dad found him a new girlfriend
Looks like everybodyís moving on

And itís ďhey look on the bright side kid,
Now you got two Christmases
And itís every other weekend from now onĒ
Yeah, but all I want is the way it was

When love would always last forever
And families stayed together
Back to the day before two houses
When they held my hands when I was little
Before I got caught in the middle
Somewhere in between two houses
Cause these two houses sure donít feel like home

Wide-eyed wonder grows up fast
Trust is shot and nothing lasts
And Iím thinking maybe it was all my fault

And will I ever get back to
The innocence that I once knew
Before that summer turned into fall
When I close my eyes, I go back in time

I heard about a love that never leaves
So Iím asking you to show me
Iím talking to You down here on my knees
Feels like Youíve always known me

When love would always last forever
And families stayed together
Back to the day before two houses
You were holding my hand when I was little
You were there when I was in the middle
Somewhere in between two houses
These two houses
These two houses
But tonight my heart has finally found a home

Written by Matthew West © 2010 External Combustion Music / Songs For Delaney / Songs Of Southside Independent Music Publishing, LLC (Admin. by Wixen Music Publishing, LLC) (ASCAP)

Behind the Song:
"I am a 15 year old girl that seemed to have the perfect life... that is, until everything changed in a blink of an eye. My father left us, after hurting me and my family alot. I didn't understand how he could do this. At one point, I asked God to take my life away, if it would bring my family back together. I was very angry, frustrated, and hurt, so my mom told me to take my feelings and problems to the Lord in prayer. I had been a Christian long before that, but until the moment that I went to God in my pain, I had never truly experienced an intimate relationship with my Savior. Every day He sent me comfort through the Bible, my favorite is ROMANS 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." How TRUE is that verse! I am so grateful that God allowed this tribulation to happen in my life, to bring me closer to Him! I would not exchange it for anything. Now instead of being angry at my father, I have forgiven him, and pray for him, as God has commanded us. Yes, at times I'm scared, because I do not know what tomorrow holds, but I DO KNOW THAT GOD HOLDS TOMORROW! Thats such comforting thought! I want to help the many other children who are going through the same pain, I want to tell them that they have an ever loving Father in heaven that will never leave or forsake them. If they will only lay their troubles at His feet He will sustain them! Psalm 55:22"

Matthewís commentary:
"Joly is a fifteen year-old girl, dealing with her parents divorce. Her dad walked out, and sheís been left to try and figure it all out. Sadly, way too many kids find themselves in her position. I wanted to write from the perspective of the kid whoís caught in between, and shed a little light on the hope that there is a Heavenly Father who will never leave us."




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