Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Travis – Boxes lyrics

When everything
When everything was out of reach
The sky was up
The ground was right below our feet

We played in toes
We played in toes
Cardboard boxes
We played in boxes
We played in boxes
Cardboard boxes

We wasted time
We wasted time before we knew
Don't punch the clock
Or time will run away with you

We live in boxes
We live in boxes
Concrete boxes
We live in boxes
We live in boxes
Concrete boxes

Now your childhood is over
You're a man they have said
You silently shoulder
All the plans they have made
You pack down your boxes and ask
Who am I?

The biggest trick
The biggest trick they play on you
To make you think
The show won't go on without you

We go in boxes
We go in boxes
Wooden boss
We go in boxes
We go in boxes
Wooden boxes

Now the room has been emptied
I'm alone in my bed
The heart is a box
Which the soul has fled
The spell has been broken
And the last word is said

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]