I want a box around myself
So they can put me on the shelf
To see the way I live
But the holes are blocked
By everybody else inside
As far as I can tell
They're all living well
Living better, still
Oh, that's the way it is
Climbing up the corporate ladder
Trying to escape through the roof

Can you explain lives led in vain?
It seems like everybody's looking for their way out

It's not a problem, it's hell
We only do what people tell
But can you tell me, anyone
The consequences of setting someone free?

Can you explain lives led in vain?
It seems like everybody's looking for their way out

Have you ever felt the pinch
When your life's confined?
Well, get your ass in line
It's hard not to care what they say
I'd like to think we'll break away
I don't believe that growing up
Means cashing out and giving up

Can you explain lives led in vain?
It seems like everybody's looking for their way out

This box contains just one thing
The fact that I will probably never find a way

Can't you help me fade out?
You know that everybody's looking for their way out


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    General CommentI can't believe NO ONE commented this song! It's probably my favorite song by Powerspace, because to me, it seems so deep. I mean, all their other songs are up-beat and fun, and this one seems much less shallow.

    As for the meaning, I'm thinking that it's either about sucidie (excuse the spelling =P!) or a bad relationship.

    "It seems like everybody's looking for their way out"
    I think that's a way of saying, as a solution to their problems, people commit sucide.

    "But can you tell me, anyone? The consequences of setting someone free?"
    = breaking up with someone, maybe he's thinking about it, and not sure if he should break up with her.

    That's my opinion. =)

    Anyway, I love Powerspace. You should too.
    imaRIOTon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe NO ONE commented this song! It's probably my favorite song by Powerspace, because to me, it seems so deep. I mean, all their other songs are up-beat and fun, and this one seems much less shallow.

    As for the meaning, I'm thinking that it's either about sucidie (excuse the spelling =P!) or a bad relationship.

    "It seems like everybody's looking for their way out"
    I think that's a way of saying, as a solution to their problems, people commit sucide.

    "But can you tell me, anyone? The consequences of setting someone free?"
    = breaking up with someone, maybe he's thinking about it, and not sure if he should break up with her.

    That's my opinion. =)

    Anyway, I love Powerspace. You should too.
    imaRIOTon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing melodies and tunes here.
    it's about breaking away from the pack. everybody wants to, but very few lack the ability.
    beautiful.
    keepitdownon February 20, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems like this song is about being seperated from what everyone else is doing, but he's getting pulled back in. Nice slow song from Powerspace
    misterchristeron July 21, 2010   Link

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