"This Box Is Empty" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
She's crossing out the details
And dusting off the picture frames
It's Saturday
She's been waiting for the phone to ring
She'll be waiting all night
And it doesn't matter who's on the line
So long as the voice works
But you're too scared of what you might say
So you fake it out on paper
Hypothetical and safer
While she's thumbing through her catalogues
Picking birthday cards and fingerscars
I guess she's lonelier than you

And if this box is empty
Go out and find another one
With a prettier design
And greater depth inside
And a lid to keep it from all spilling out
And you could fill it up with letters
From back when things were better
And both of you had blinders on
Read storybooks together
And you pretended away all the bad things
Now she disconnects the phone after the 2nd ring
And all the drama you could swallow could never check your ego
I guess no one's lonelier than you


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"This Box Is Empty" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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    General Commenti have no idea what some of the lyrics in this are.
    if anyone knows the right ones where i've made mistakes, lemme know.
    some-emo-kiDon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkevin devine is one of my favorite musicians-hands down. Definetely the one musician that I refer all of my friends to give a listen to.
    poetlaureateon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgod he's so incredible. this song is intoxicatingly beautiful.
    homesickforspaceon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso you think it out on paper, hypothetical and safer...

    i think thats what he says but im not sure... but its a great song
    trajikclownon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthypothetical, yep
    kerixberion June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentand i thought it was "all the drama you could swallow"?

    i could VERY well be wrong...
    kerixberion June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think that is what he says
    thruawineglasson October 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was "and you pretended away all the bad dreams."
    charcoalsketchon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"picking birthday cards, her favorite scars." at least thats what it sounds life. Kevin is amazing.
    JonnyTheMohawkon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfrom the lyric book. PS you guys should buy the disc, guys like kevin won't be able to afford to write and play if everyone downloads for free

    she's crossing off the details and dusting off the picture frames. it's saturday. she's been waiting for the phone to ring (she'll be waiting all night) and it doesnt matter who's on the line, as long as the voice works, but you're too scared of what you might say.

    So: you fake it out on paper, hypothetical and safer,
    while she's thumbing through her catalogues picking birthday cards and finger scars.
    I guess she's lonelier than you.

    and if this box is empty, go out and find another one, whith a prettier design, and greater depth inside, and a lid to keep it all from spilling out.

    you could fill it up with letter from back when things were better and both of you had blinders on and read storybooks together,
    and you pretended awat all the bad things.

    now, she disconnects her phone after the second ring.
    and all the drama you could swallow could never check your ego. I guess no one's lonlier than you.
    forgot2followon January 09, 2008   Link

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