"Brown Boxes" as written by and Thomas Hughes....
I've got this notion
That moving out is better
Than this commotion
If she complains I won't let her

Tell me what to do
And if she wants to argue
I'll remind her that were through

A late reminder
And Post-it notes and marker
Were it not kinder
Her black eye would be darker

And all these brown boxes
Haven't helped me move one bit
In half empty rooms they sit

Stay that's where they will stay
I could never say
I would never say, "This is over"

I've got this cupid
Humble from woolen sacket
It's pretty stupid but nonetheless I'll pack it

And this box cutter?s too dull
Other wise I'd end it all
There's still boxes in the hall

And stay, that's where they will stay
I could never place any other blame
And how could you even go
On living if it's so unintentional? I'd like to know



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"Brown Boxes" as written by Thomas Hughes

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    General CommentThis song's great. "This boxcutter's too dull otherwise i'd end it all" hahah, brilliant.

    And plus they use kazoos...and that's always good!
    x_Heather_xon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyup...loving the kazoos!
    ~anner~on May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song, I went to see these guys in concert, but they didn't play this song. It was an awesoem show, these guys are FULL of energy, it was awesome
    safe
    h_driver13on May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey threw kazoos into the audience when they played this! it was awesome. so good.
    fireplaceon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe last line is "I'd like to know" and it's small but the line is "in post it notes and marker"

    This song is about breaking into people's homes and taking their stuff, but he's sad because McDonald's stopped doing Super Size. Whatever! It's also about the Royal Tenanbaums, when Richie slits his wrists because his sister/love is sleeping with his friend.
    tdamcbigityon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's definately a Cupid Hummel from...somewhere, i don't know the next line. But yeah, great song.
    chinupcheerupon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to be about a break-up, I think. or, at least, moving out.

    "I've got this notion that moving out is better
    Than this commotion; If she complains I won't let her
    Tell me what to do
    And if she wants to argue
    I'll remind her that we're through"
    he's saying: 'ive got to move out 'cos this sucks, and if she tries to persuade me otherwise remind her that we've broken up!'

    "And all these brown boxes
    Haven't helped me move one bit
    In half-empty rooms they sit
    Stay, that's where they will stay
    I could never say
    I would never say:
    'This is over'"
    'I've got all these unpacked boxes, but I don't wanna go anywhere! it's hard breaking up.:('

    "I've got this Cupid Hummel from (?)Wool-N-Sackit(?)
    It's pretty stupid, but nonetheless I'll pack it"
    'I can't leave it for her!'

    "And this box-cutter's too dull
    Otherwise I'd end it all"
    'If this box-cutter was sharp enough, I'd kill myself and end it all.'

    "And stay, that's where they will stay
    I could never place any other blame
    And how could you even go on living if it's so unintentional?
    I'd like to know"

    'those boxes aren't moving; I can't blame anyone but myself; how can one go on living after a travesty such as this? That's what I'd like to know.'

    That's my theory. :)
    boneyon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've got this cupid hummel from Wilhelms Sackett
    vrainomon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"..were it not kinder her black eye would be darker"
    Splendidlyon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how upbeat the music is, yet the lyrics are fairly dark and downbeat. Very Beulah-y.
    cliffdoggon June 18, 2007   Link

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