Trapped in a Box
No Doubt Lyrics


You're 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
A 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
I 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
(We're all trapped in a box)

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Eric Matthew Stefani, Gwen Renee Stefani, Thomas Dumont, Tony Ashwin Kanal

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Bambii XVX

You're 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
A 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
I 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
(We're all trapped in a box)



Edith Vega

Trapped in a box of tremendous size
It distorts my vision, it closes my eyes
Attracts filthy flies and pollutes in the skies
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
Trapped in a box
Watch the world as it flocks
To life's paradox
We're all trapped in a box
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
This is not enough for a human to grow
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
Trapped in a box my life becomes void
All I thought for myself is now destroyed
Controlling my mind, what to eat, what to buy
Subliminal rules: how to live, how to die
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



Maryam Chaudhary

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



odibex

@Anna Stetik gd I laid out a whole philosophy here. I'm nostalgic for a year ago when I knew everything..

as someone who started listening to punk 35 years ago, I got pretty casual about it, but I'm still finding out stuff I missed. a couple days ago I found a band called Crime - 'cause Sonic Youth covered one of their songs - this is from '76:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLeslavEByQ

that's punk, it's dirty. not that there's anything wrong with pop - Blondie's Parallel Lines is incredible and they had to be a big influence on No Doubt, and/or Stefani, (they did Reggae stuff like a lot of 80s bands did), that's like one pop record I'm into so I know there's nothing necessarily wrong with pop.

speaking of overlooked punk a really big discovery for me was the Wipers. Kurt Cobain listed three of their records on his 50 fave records list. and he's 100% right. this is literally the most under-appreciated band I know of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTqUoSF8mJA



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Kate W

Obviously Gwen is still gorgeous, but I never realized just how stunning she looks in this video

AlphaStash

Grandma fetish.

christar 95

She looked better before all the cosmetic surgery and I think she ought to cut down on the bleach. The makeup looks good but it’s a little too much as well, especially the red lipstick.

Sjrick

i came to say the same thing. She needs to lose the bleach blonde look. She is more gorgeous naturally

Alan Scott

I agree she looks great, sign of the times. She looks pretty good now with the aid of others of course. You can't beat the clock forever, videos like this reminisce when it was fukkin awesome. Great music and youth that can't be replicated.

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Rob Kates

OK, it may not have been a big hit commercially, but I think this is one of their best songs.

Rayne Michelle

@That_Goth_bitch Their whole 1st album is like that. But she didn't sound like that live

Karl Dailey

@Caleb Hall agree

Caleb Hall

I think the lack of commercial success actually kept it good, almost nobody I know in person knows this song, it's untainted with over playing

Karl Dailey

I really like this song, but others cant get over the fact it sounds 'different'

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