(verse 1)
SHOEBOX:
Folks often know me only as Shoebox
My one man band can rock off your crew socks
It’s called Worm Quartet and I do synth punk comedy
I toss out sweat like I toss out harmonies
Lyrically I’m equally nonsensical and brilli-ant
Sometimes it’s nigh-political, sometimes a wookie willie rant
I’ve topped the comedy charts for whatever that’s worth
And I won’t rest until I’ve mentioned every nipple on earth
I’ve got a giant grin that some people find alarmin’
And hair so damned long that I don’t need Charmin (ew.)
I tend to be remembered by the people that I meet
And by the ones who run screaming when they see me on the street
So that’s why I tend to think that it’s a little weird
When I’m mistaken for a ginger-headed rapper with a beard
The demon stepson of Alan Sherman and Vanilla Ice
He lives in Jersey for some reason and his name is Devo Spice

(chorus 1)
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: I’m suddenly recording Dukes of Hazzard on my Tivo, so Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: And Shoebox are you Devo? Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: When she was just a toddler my daughter called you To-Box, so Shoebox are you Devo?.
SHOEBOX: And Devo are you Shoebox?

(verse 2)
DEVO:
I fear Shoebox and I appear to lead the same lives
Although thankfully we don’t appear to need the same wives
Because we each have a wife where our porno should belong
Although they both will be pissed for this mention in the song
We each had a mullet, but now they’re both gone
I chopped my hair short, Shoebox grew his hair long
We’ve been on Dr. Demento’s Show a pile of times
And we both can write code that both compiles and rhymes
He can sing Free Bird, and I can barely hum it
And he drinks coffee like he thinks his blood is made from it
I’ve eaten lots of Cheez-Its that were covered in ants
I’m pretty sure he’d never do that even if he had the chance
Shoebox is the world’s biggest Pac-Man fan
I mean, I like it too, but holy crap man
His Mommy is broken, mine is doing just fine
And there’s never been a guy named Frank in any band of mine

(chorus 2)
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: I don't think you are, I guess you might be though, Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo? Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: Shoebox are you Devo?
SHOEBOX: Devo are you Shoebox?
DEVO: There's few words that rhyme with Devo, and fewer that rhyme with Shoebox, so this is chorus is gonna suck.
SHOEBOX: Yeah...it really is.

(verse 3)
DEVO: Hello, I’m a Mac, SHOEBOX: and I’m a PC
DEVO: But we both emulate Atari gloriously
SHOEBOX: We both reproduced within about five months
DEVO: Except I did it three times, SHOEBOX: I only had to do it once
Then I had a vasectomy, DEVO: well I had two
Twice the price, twice as nice, I’m twice as neutered as you
SHOEBOX: Yeouch, dude I’m glad that didn’t happen to me
Can you imagine how much longer Dr. Stopp would be?
DEVO: I went to RIT, SHOEBOX: Dude I live right next door
DEVO: I co-hosted Friggin’ SHOEBOX: Here, I did that in ‘04
I wrote most of this verse, DEVO: I helped out with an edit
SHOEBOX: I wrote most of Inner Voice, DEVO: and I took most of the credit
SHOEBOX: Wait, what’s going on? DEVO: Why do I feel wrong?
SHOEBOX: Why’s my baby face so manly? DEVO: Why’s my hair so freakin’ long?
Did we just switch places like that Scooter Picnic thing?
SHOEBOX: Holy crap, I can rap! DEVO: And I can almost sort of sing (SHOEBOX: hey!)
DEVO: I’m sitting in a cubicle, SHOEBOX: yeeeah, so am I
DEVO: I’ve got way too much to do, SHOEBOX: yeah same here guy
DEVO: My desk is friggin’ filthy, SHOEBOX: I feel your pain
DEVO: Hey that’s a picture of my wife! SHOEBOX: Dude, I can explain!
DEVO: Wait! Look out the window! SHOEBOX: Sweet Shatner’s toupee!
I’m living in New Jersey, DEVO: I’m in Rochester, Yay!
SHOEBOX: Dude I’ve never heard anybody say those words together
DEVO: I can pump my own gas, I hope this dream lasts forever

(chorus 3)
DEVO: Devo are you Shoebox?
SHOEBOX: Shoebox are you Devo?
DEVO: Devo are you Shoebox?
SHOEBOX: Shoebox are you Devo?
DEVO: It looks like everybody in the FuMP has gone wonky, so Devo are you Shoebox?
SHOEBOX: And Steve, are you Seamonkey? Robert, are you Spaff?
DEVO: Carla, are you Carrie?
SHOEBOX: Jeff, are you Raymond?
DEVO: Dude this is getty scary? SHOEBOX: I think Chris is Superhorse and Luke is shouting “Tile!”, So Shoebox are you Devo?
DEVO: And Ian are you Kyle?


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

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