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I let the genie out of the box
I let the genie out of the box
I'm scared of everything I am
I let the genie out of the box
I'm scared of opening the can
I let the genie out of the box


I had this recurring dream
I was living another life
In another country
In another time


As I got older the dream began to fade away
Until one day
There she was.. tapping me on my shoulder


She says she's got so much to say
But she's not telling it today
She said "Come back when you're alone"
But I'm not sure I want to know
Cause maybe her road
Is a one-way street
Maybe her road..


I'm scared of everything I am
I'm scared of opening the can
I'm scared of losing who I am
Think I might've taken all I can
I let the genie out of the box


She said there's a house in your mind
An attic of treasure, a forgotten pleasure park
Waiting inside you in the dark
Don’t leave it behind
Don’t leave it behind


I'm scared of everything I am
I'm scared of opening the can
I'm scared of losin’ who I am
Think I might've taken all I can
I let the genie out of the box
I let the genie out of the box
Out of the box


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    General CommentI'm probably wrong, but I reckon this song is about the transition from childhood into adulthood. Letting the "genie out of the box" is a metaphor that refers to losing one's virginity.

    The "I'm scared of opening the can" could relate to his fear of going for the gold, so to speak. The "she" is the chick he's with, who is obviously pressuring him for some action ("come back when you're alone", "maybe her road is a one-way street"). She senses his discomfort, and basically assures him that he'll always have his childhood memories, "She said there's a house in your mind..Don't leave it behind".

    The "I let the genie out of the box" lyrics at the start and middle are just him trying to prepare for the feeling by attempting to convince himself, however at the end - after she comforts him - he actually let's it out of the box.

    Whatever the meaning, this song kicks ass. Five stars.
    dhruvon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. And good interpretation, person above.
    Anilandon December 25, 2008   Link

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