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I was living in a small mind
With no lifeline
And no messages can reach me from the outside
When I looked out over the horizon
Didn't notice the sun was setting or just rising

Then it hit me
Maybe bit me
Then I knew, quite a few would not go with me
I didn't know exactly where I would be going
But I had to let this river in me flowing

What a ride
When you open your eyes
For the very first time
A real surprise

I started living outside of the box
Crossing over lines where I always used to stop
Living outside of the box
'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not
I always knew this day would come
When I got off my back, found some motivation
I've been living on the other side
Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

I was living on a fault line
The fault was all mine
And this unstable ground found me down half the time
But I had enough
I had to get up
I had to shrug it all off 'cause it's the same old stuff

Then it hit me
You won't permit me
To be an individual
Just doesn't fit me
But I decided that it's going to be living
Yeah, I decided I'm escaping from your prison

What a high
When you open your mind for the very first time
A real surprise

I started living outside of the box
Crossing over lines where I always used to stop
Living outside of the box
'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not
I always knew this day would come
When I got off my back, found some motivation
I've been living on the other side
Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

So long conformity
And ambiguality is a new priority
All it takes, for heaven sakes
Is to figure out the face and learn to seperate

I started living outside for the box
Taking my time when I always used to rush
Living outside of the box
'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not
I always knew this day would come
When I broke down the walls for my liberation
I've been living on the other side
Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

Oh, living outside of the box
Oh, living outside of the box
Oh, living outside

Ha ha ha

I always knew this day would come
When I got off my back, found some motivation

Oh, living outside of the box
Of the box, of your life
Of everything that seems that nice



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    UnregisteredOct 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    This song touches me, she is writing about her religious background and i grew up the same way, even five years after leaving my parent's religion i still had a hard time breaking free from the "box" (i called it the bubble) they put me in, i cried the first time i heard this because it's spot on
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    rickrick88Mar 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm
    this song is NOT about an ex-boyfriend.
    It is probably aimed at her parents and their religious ways.
    Katy was brought up in a very strong christian home and actually released a christian album once upon a time. she changed her last name to perry and started making pop music. if you connect the song to rebellion against religion you'll get it.
    I think she's just saying that religion and her parents weren't letting her be who she really was and that led her to just go against it and when she did she actually saw who she was. GET IT?! :D
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    mckulit_raichuSep 10, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    HMMM
    redeeming herself?
    i don't think so...
    she's trying to be strong (i think it's ok)
    but it's more like hypocricy because she's still bitter
    towards her ex...

    it's not actually moving on...
    just pretention and being bitter

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