"The Box" as written by James Lynn Strait, Michael Tristram Doling, John L. Fahnestock and Ronald D. Jr. Mayo....
Yesterday
When I was just a boy
In times of youthful hero worship
My kind have been molded by images on the screen
Brought up to emulate the big
Guns

Just another guest on death's best show
The influence cuts deeper than mom knows
Electric waves
The demon's fly

Now could we just be
Bred to kill or DIE

There must be something else
The blame I place on myself
Behind the tired eyes
The tears go uncried

In the Box
Doin' time
In the Box
Just like doin' time
In the Box
Doin' time
In the Box

Now that I'm grown
Abandoned childhood toys
But still what danger
Have I retained
To grab the brass ring
To go in for the kill
And covet the good you know 'dem got for
MURDER

It's just another guest on death's best show
The influence cuts deeper than mom knows
Electric waves
The demon's fly

Now could we just be
Bred to kill or DIE

There got to be something else
The blame I place on myself
Behind tired eyes
The demon's stir
The tears go uncried

In the Box
Doin' time
In the Box
Just like doin' time
In the Box
Doin' time
In the Box

Minds are locked down
(out)
Minds are locked down
(out)
Minds are locked down
(out)
Minds are locked down
(out)


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"The Box" as written by Adam Goemans Ross Bonney

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    General Commenti agree with xbi0s, this song is about being influenced by tv... in the alive cd lynn says "i was watching tv the other day" before this song starts.. obviously it means what xbi0s said.
    agreZ?orMXon April 27, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah, the "box" reffers to a television set. Like Shadows Fall's song, The Idiot Box. This song is obviously about the negative influence of TV
    mrjackon May 03, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe Box = T.V.
    Doin' time = If you're easily controlled by mass media, then you might as well check yourself into a bared motel.

    Like I wrote previously, it's definitely about society's influence. I personally like t.v., I have more than enough reality as it is. Turn it on, tune them out, it's helped me in the past. But then again, I don't get the urge to kill when I see it done on The Box.
    sobermindisawasted1on June 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's obvious that this some is about being in prison or something, and how he used to be so innocent and he's blaming society for corrupting him or something....
    B-Bobon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about a man that is trapped inside a box(or stuck in a hole) and he's pondering how his life has turned out.
    MollyIsALiaron May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am sorry for sounding so spiteful but you people need pass an IQ test to become a member here This song is about being trapped inside your hatred
    big_ben57696on May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRead the lyrics and listen carefully. View the first stanza. People are raised as children around the gun/hatred. When you think of the box, you think of the obvious answer, someone trapped somewhere. What you can also think of is the box can represent a television. Oddly enough, Lynn thought above the natural, but sometimes the most obvious answer isn't the one seen. I believe the song is basically talking about a child raised around TV surrounded by the hatred and vice seen on it, then growing up in life viewing it. Note songs such as Stoopid and Deadfall talking of hatred / growing up.
    xbi0son May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with xbi0s, this is my favorite snot song besides absent its just fucking amazing

    RIP lynn strait
    GrinninVillain6on August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me that the song is about life, and mostly how screwed up it is.
    "Just another guest on Death's best show"
    Meaning were all here just to Live, kill, and die.
    I Dont think the phrase "In The box" is metaphorical at all infact. I think the songs just comparing life and childhood to SOLITARY CONFINMENT. Which in prison is referred to as "Doin' Time In The Box"

    And I'm not usually "Spiteful". But I do rather enjoy It, So, BIg Ben, Your a fucking moron. This site is for people to post their personal views on a song, Not for them to post something, then have you say something Irrelevant, Ignorant, Indescriptive, and Undecisive. So next time you have a thought... Just let it go.
    SqueeSLGon August 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about life's mistakes, and the influence society has on a person.
    sobermindisawasted1on June 06, 2008   Link

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