"A Box Full of Sharp Objects" as written by and Robert C./steineckert Mccracken....
It's our time to shine through the down
Glorified by what is ours
We've fallen in love
It was the best idea I ever had

Today I fell and felt better
Just knowing this matters
I just feel stronger and sharper
Found a box of sharp objects what a beautiful thing

Do you want a song of glory
Well I'm fucking screaming at you


Lyrics submitted by PooNani

"A Box Full of Sharp Objects" as written by Jeph Howard Branden Steineckert

Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

A Box Full of Sharp Objects song meanings
Add your thoughts

285 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentHere's a tip, when something is repeated, you don't have to type it out every time.

    From their website:
    "A Box Full Of Sharp Objects" salutes the creative outlet

    I can't say I have one definate answer to what this song means, but there's nothing to imply that he mutilated himself... or even that a relationship ended.

    I'm assuming he is praising the entrance of people who truly care about him into his life. The sharp opjects could be anything, and based on the hint from the website I would venture to say they could be pens or pencils.

    Also, since he has a drug related past, it could be a box full of needles, which haven't been used... thus he feels stronger.

    It's really impossible to know for sure without hearing it from the band, and it's the same with most lryics.
    G_____on August 05, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentokay, I think considering Bert's past (with drugs) this song is probably about getting clean.
    when he says "fallen in love" I think he could be referring to the drugs and how he became addicted.
    "today I fell and felt better, just knowing this matters"
    I think by that he means, well...the drugs had created a numb world for him and now he is getting clean and regaining feeling. Its like he's saying he fell, and the pain was actually refreshing compared to not feeling anything when you're on drugs.
    "I just feel stronger and sharper!"
    that one is obvious, he is proud of himself and what he's accomplished by getting off drugs.
    Now, I think someone already made this point--and I just absolutely agree, when he says "found a box of sharp objects. what a beautiful thing!" He is talking about the un-used needles (drugs, duh).

    That is my best interpretation of the song, hope I'm right or at least close, lol. :P
    sothisisithuh?on November 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"That song, for me, is about drugs and alcohol and loss and love," rambled McCracken. "It's about being proud of who you are, being proud of your situation and just being stoked that things are always going to get better or always gonna get worse and that's such a great thing. Every day is a new surprise."
    fierce melonon July 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah this song and band is awesome. Pretty much I think this song is about a break up, of course. He feels better and wiser now after the incident. Perhaps the "box of sharp objects" refers to you know how you felt you been stabbed or scared because of this break up. Now all that pain is a "beautiful thing." He feels "stronger and sharper."
    Rockerguy4777on July 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song means, Even though love was good for a while. It began to hurt and so he resorted to self mutalation or cutting to relieve his pain.
    ehscheerpunkon July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnot sure what it means but i think the best lines in the song are

    "it's our time to shine through the down
    glorified by what is ours
    we've fallen in love..
    we fall in love..
    it was the best idea i ever had."

    Yup
    Rufio_Boyon July 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the song definately was meant to be taken as something dealing with self mutilation...the feeling "down" before and the up-time afterward when everything is back to normal or alright. i also think it's to be taken as...well something else. there's always two sides to things and i definately think there's more of and underlying meaning since that's the beauty of poetry. i basically said what everybody else already said, but i thought i'd throw my two cents in. awesome song and band!!
    metaltrip69on August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song kind of reminds me of a Taproot song with the calm singing and then throwing in the screaming every now and then. Kick ass song
    Southpaw2g2on August 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont think the sharp objects men cutting. i thinkits like a memory box and it cuts at him thru memories and emotion. come on now, the used is deeper tan cutting. at least i think . oh well. the rock my sox the fuck right off and thats all that matters
    XxChokingxonxashesxXon August 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt seems to me that he's singing about actually being in love, and enjoying it. The box of sharp objects is love, and all it entails, good and bad. But, the good outweighs that. Maybe I'm dumb, and just tkae songs at face value, but, that's what it sems to me.
    I Against Ion August 23, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain