Trapped In A Box

Trapped In A Box
No Doubt (1992)
(E. Stefani / T. Dumont / G. Stefani / T. Kanal)
Single Released: February 25 1992
Additional Information: The debut's album only single was released in February of 1992 and was based off of a poem written by Tom about watching too much television and wasting the day away. The opening guitar riff in the song was originally played by the piano. Eric quickly came up with a melody for the song with the rest of the band contributing on the song writing. The music video was shot atop and inside the now iconic home on Beacon Ave. which was payed entirely by the band to produce (around $5000). A lot of the band's friends and family were invited over to take part in the filming. The video received a lot of local airplay but failed to make an impression on MTV and VH1. No Doubt stated that they used to call themselves into The Box to request the video (at a cost each time).

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Trapped in a box of tremendous size
It distorts my vision, it closes my eyes
Attracts filthy flies and pollutes in the skies
It sucks up our lives and proliferates lies
Trapped in a box

Trapped in a box, four walls as sky
Got a screen for a window about two feet wide
My mind rides and slides as my circuits are fried
No room for thought, use the box as my guide
Trapped in a box

Ooh trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
And we’re all trapped in a box

Oh trapped in a box I’m not alone
I know of others with a box as their home
Light only enters from a crack or a hole
Oh this is not enough for a human to grow
Trapped in a box

Ooh trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
And we’re all trapped in a box
Always wanting a different view
Instant gratification for you
Reality gone with a single click
Just hope that that switch won’t stick

Ah trapped in a box my life becomes void
And all of the thought for myself’s now destroyed
Controlling my mind, what to eat, what to buy
Subliminal rules: how to live, how to die
Trapped in a box

Ooh trapped in a box
Watch the, the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
And we’re all, we’re trapped in a box
Ooh trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life’s paradox
We’re all trapped in a box

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
We’re all trapped in a box

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