"Take The Box" as written by and Amy/smith Winehouse....
Your neighbors were screaming
I don't have a key for downstairs
So I punched all the buzzers hoping he would be there
And now my head's hurting
You say I always get my own way
But you were in the shower when I got there
And I don' wanted to stay, but I got nothing to say

You were so beautiful before today
And then I heard what you say'man that was ugly

The Moschino bra you bought me last Christmas
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Frank's in there and I don't care
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Just take it
Take the box

Take the box

I came home this evening and nothing felt like how it should be
I feel like writing you a letter but that is not me'you know me
Feel so fucking angry, don't want to be reminded of you
But when I left my shit in your kitchen
I said goodbye to your bedroom it smelled of you

Mr False Pretence, you don't make sense
I just don't know you
But you make me cry, where's my kiss goodbye'
I think I love you

The Moschino bra you bought me last Christmas
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Frank's in there and I don't care
Put it in the box, put it in the box
Now take it
Take the box
Just take it, take it
Take the box
And now just take the box
Take the box


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"Take the Box" as written by Amy Winehouse

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  • +1
    General CommentFrank as in Frank Sinatra, who Amy named her first album after. Im assuming its a cd he bought her.
    'Take the box' the box whihc is full of the things he bought her in their realtionship and now she isnt with him any more she doesnt want these things

    she punched the buzzer hoping he wouldnt be there becauseit sounds like she is drunk and doesnt have control of what she is doing. The neighbours are screaming because shes punching all the buzzers trying to get into her boy friends flat.

    the song is baout a bad break up where the girl keeps going back and the man finnaly ruins her 'you were so beautiful before today and then i heard what you say'

    the arrangement of the lyrics tells the story chronologically from the break up up to her acceptnace of whats going on, him taking the box is cartharsis of her riding herself of this man.

    lyrics are a bit wrong 'I said goodbye to your bedroom that smelled of you'

    remindes me of a break up when i never knew what was enough and you go back again and againn until a final remark from the man in subject makes you angry and upset. well thats what happed to me.
    respectyourmotheron February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfrank is actually her dog. yu see how on the cover of frank she has a dog with a leash and all.
    The Moschino bra you bought me last Christmas
    Put it in the box, put it in the box
    Frank’s in there and I don’t care
    Put it in the box, put it in the box
    Just take it
    Take the box

    a man cant get in a box lol unless its really big. she also mentioned this in an interview that she named the album after her old dog frank =]].
    brieasyon June 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVEEE this song. It has so much raw emotion.
    kaylaisstellar6on August 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite song! I can be in the worst mood then hear it and totally be happy again. Its so beautiful! I love it live too. I love the lyrics!
    kaylaisstellar6on September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor everyone confused about the "Frank" reference, I'll be happy to clear it up as I'm a huge fan of Amy Winehouse.

    She named her album "Frank" after her favorite jazz singer Frank Sinatra (one of my other favorites!). As a child, her father, Mitch, would always sing her Frank Sinatra songs, which lead to her favoritism (besides his amazing musical talent) of him. As you can already tell, her reference to "Frank's in there, I don't care" is again, another reference to Frank Sinatra's CD's she put in the box that she received from an ex, which the song is about. The dog has no correlation with this song, just was a part of the album cover.

    Also, if you're confused on this "box", it's simply a "break-up box"; a box in which we put the memories of our ex (whether objects, letters, etc) into to forget about then and move on.
    adbukovskyon November 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs on the album. Not only are the lyrics heartfelt, the music is slow and soulful. The line “you made me cry with your kiss goodbye, I think I love you” is so painful. Sometimes I don’t know how artists let us in and tell us secrets about their lives that are so close to them.
    spyinthehouseofloveon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. The sound is so sultry, but the lyrics are really nice, and true.
    swwonderon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, her voice is "reminiscent" of Billie Holidays. She looks beautiful in this particular performance of this song; youtube.com/…
    temperamentalgoaton June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my fav Amy Winehouse songs. The lyrics are pretty much about a break up and how you still can be in love with someone. I love the lines

    "Mr False Pretence, you don’t make sense
    I just don’t know you
    But you make me cry, where’s my kiss goodbye?
    I think I love you"
    kelkaton September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta bit how i am feeling, I wanna tell my ex that i think i still love him, i cant tell him face to face because i know he will just say something rude to me before i get the chance. and i am too stubborn to write a letter pouring out my feelings. the goodbye we shared wasnt enough for closure, but loving enough for a good memory. i have his gifts he has given me hidden around my room, because i dont want to get rid of them, but i cant bear to see them. Probably the best idea to give him his shit back in a box. lol. this song really means a lot
    MissLuLiciouson January 01, 2008   Link

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