Shoe Box
Barenaked Ladies Lyrics

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)
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

My shoe box (shoe box)
My shoe box of lies
Shoe box (shoe box)
My shoe box of lies

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

My shoe box (shoe box)
My shoe box of lies
Shoe box (shoe box)
My shoe box of lies

You're so '99
And it's 1994
Leave this world behind me
'Cause you don't want me anymore


Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ed Robertson, Steven Page

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hearing a barenaked ladies song is like getting a hug from an old friend :) these guys did it better than anybody

Good News

So incredibly 90's! I love every second of it! Thank you, BNL for taking me back to my childhood!


I had a shoebox when I was a teenager. It also had my first bib in it. I remember the first time I heard this song, it became my favorite because of that very line.

George Jempty

My first exposure to Barenaked Ladies, it was on one of those CDs that came with the magazines


Actually a very remarkable song indeed.


I love BNL! Their songs are so fun and catchy!

Claire Phillips

as a 17 year old girl, I approve this video.


this a great song, love it!


love this song! i also love how at some points in the video you see kevin dancing with the toothbrush :)

Oliver Queen

I saw them in concert a few days ago. It was great

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