"Boxes" as written by and George Michael Eric Matthew....
Introspection, fabricated. Pretend to hate it , pretend to hate it all
The attention, it's not a bad thing. Pretend to hate it all
When you first walked these roads what were you so afraid of?
The thought of a different life, it sends you off the deep-end
When you scream "I'm just a normal guy"
It's painfully apparent your aim is to be deified (your aim is to be deified)
Get yourself back home so the accolades can let you go

We seek relation and you degrade us
You don't have to be an asshole to be an artist

When we were young we'd watch our idols act above it all
Invented introverts all fighting for the sake of not
Looking like us, looking like us
Don't forget who you need, yeah we paid your way and more (we paid your way)
Get yourself back home and remember us

We seek relation and you degrade us
You don't have to be an asshole to be an artist

Dare to be what we have been all our lives
You may be outside of one box but it doesn't mean there are no more boxes
No more boxes
When we look up at you
We seek relation and you degrade us


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    General CommentFrom what I understand, this song is about how a lot of bands just write about how much they hate certain trends and life in general, and as a result, these bands are all being trendy by all trying to be "assholes".

    That's my take on it anyways.
    unbreakableon September 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI read an article a few months ago in Alternative Press where, I believe, the lead singer was talking about when he met Tom from Blink 182, his favorite band, when he was younger. He knew somebody who knew him. They all meet up, and Tom looks at him, looks back at their mutual friend and says something like, "What's he doing here? I told you no fanboys." It really hurt him and changed his views of big time musicians. I bet this song has something to do with that.
    ikickedagirlon December 10, 2009   Link

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