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Brown Boxes

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Brown boxes in the living room
My life is in a never-ending state of this old transition
I got 'em piled up high in the corner of the kitchen
And I'm itchin' just to find a little bit of unpacked nutrition

All this crap I've accumulated and I've waited for a place
That's big enough to fit it into 

  Onward, upward, running with a new herd
  Too small, U-Haul, gotta get it transferred
  Packing and I'm stacking and I'm making all my crap fit
  Gotta shove it all into, Brown Boxes

I got 25 lbs of long-grain rice
And some cereal I bought when I was in California
Don't try to lift that box over there,
It's full of old magazines, I just thought I'd warn ya

  Onward, upward, running with a new herd
  Too small, U-Haul, gotta get it transferred
  Packing and I'm stacking and I'm making all my crap fit
  Gotta fit it all into, brown boxes

I got pants I ain't seen since 6 sizes back
I got piles of unmatched socks, so I just throw 'em on the stack
I got boxes that were not unpacked
Since the last time that I moved, in fact
And they'll probably never gonna see the light of day
And they'll probably never gonna see the light of day

Maybe I should just have a garage sale
Maybe I should live a life of simpler existence
But you never know when you'll need this stuff
So I always take the path of least resistance

  Cuz the new place gotta lotta room in the garage
  And I sure hate to unpack
  I think I might just save some time
  And leave all of it stacked
  In brown boxes
  Brown boxes

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Tuning: DADGAD, 12-string

Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 3 out of 181 shows since introduction (2%)
Played at 1 out of 60 non-open mic shows since introduction (2%)
There have been 163 show(s) since the last play.

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  Discussion: Brown Boxes

Kevin (anon) · 7 years ago
Josh, this song perfectly combines all that is good about moving, with the excitement of a new location, and the crappy feeling you have about putting all of your stuff in boxes. Great job.
Michael Waddell · 6 years, 2 months ago
This was the first JoWo song I ever heard, and I never looked back. Sort of a Keller Williams vibe, but with a true indie spirit. Fun stuff! (Special request: video of you playing this live.)

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