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Shoe Box

A key in the door, a step on the floor,
A note on the table, and a meal in the micro
Note says "I'm in bed, please make sure that you're fed
If you're taking a shower, you can borrow my bathrobe
When I'm asleep I dream you move in next week"
I crumple the note and save it to put inside

My shoe box
Shoe box of lies
Shoe box
Shoe box of lies

It's under my bed, it's never been read
it's in with my school stuff and my mom never cleans there
From my first little fib, when I still wore a bib
To my latest attempt at pretending I'm someone
Who's not seventeen, doesn't know what you mean
When talk turns to single malts, or stilton, or


Did somebody tell you
This is how it's supposed to be?
Or did you just find it
And you don't want any more from me?


Was it something I said, or was it something you read
That's making me think that I should never have come here
I can offer you lies, I can tell you good-bye,
I can tell you I'm sorry, But I can't tell you the truth, dear
And what if I could - would it do any good?
You'll still never get to see the contents of


You're so nineteen-ninety
And it's nineteen-ninety-four
Leave this world behind me
'Cause you don't want me anymore

Words by Steven Page & Ed Robertson
Music by Steven Page

Born On A Pirate Ship (Studio Album)

Shoe Box (Enhanced EP)

Disc 1: All Their Greatest Hits (1991-2001)
Original Album (Born On A Pirate Ship) Version:
Jim Creeggan: Double bass, vocals.
Steven Page: Electric guitar, lead vocal.
Ed Robertson: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals.
Tyler Stewart: Drums, tambourine, vocals.
Jono Abrams gave thumbs up

"Shoebox" was originally recorded for Born on a Pirate Ship, then given to the Friends soundtrack, and then added back to the Pirate Ship as an afterthought. Then it was part of Rock Spectacle, and then it was left off at the last minute. Then, it was almost left off this album too; but let's give "Shoebox" some respect for once, hmm? It's a song about a teenage boy who is having an affair with an older woman. She doesn't realize that he is just a kid, and asks him to move in with her. He's backed into a corner by his compounding lie-e-I-e-I-es.

- Steven Page, 2001.

One Week (Single) One Week Single Version:
This version was recorded live at the Riviera in Chicago, Spring '96.
The Peak Lounge Live Tracks Volume 2 (Live Compilation Disc) The Peak Lounge Live Tracks Volume 2 (1998)
This is a live in-studio performance.