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Fingerprints Album
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Glen Ballard
Matt Thiessen
Produced by Glen Ballard
Background vocals by Katy Perry
Katy Perry - The Box03:56

Katy Perry - The Box

Official video.

"Box" (also known as "The Box") is a song written by Katy Perry, Glen Ballard, and Matt Thiessen for both of Perry's unreleased albums, (A) Katy Perry and Fingerprints. The song was released along with "Fingerprints" on a Summer 2006 music sampler from Direct Management Group as tracks 15 and 16 respectively.

A music video was filmed for this song, but didn't receive any television air-time. Instead, the video was uploaded directly to YouTube. The video is set in Hollywood, California according to a unreleased promo DVD. The video took place in the same hotel room as the video for "Long Shot". The video was featured in LA Fashion Week Fall 2006 during the Mercedes Benz Shows, as well in Katy Perry: Part of Me.[1]

Release gallery

Images of the official promo CD compilation released by Direct Management Group for Summer 2006.[2]

Lyrics

I was living in a small mind
With no lifeline
And no messages can reach me from the outside
When I looked out over the horizon
Didn't notice the sun was setting or just rising

Then it hit me
Maybe bit me
Then I knew, quite a few would not go with me
I didn't know exactly where I would be going
But I had to let this river in me flowing

What a ride
When you open your eyes
For the very first time
A real surprise

I started living outside of the box
Crossing over lines where I always used to stop
Living outside of the box
'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not
I always knew this day would come
When I got off my back, found some motivation
I've been living on the other side
Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

I was living on a fault line
The fault was all mine
And this unstable ground found me down half the time
But I had enough
I had to get up
I had to shrug it all off 'cause it's the same old stuff

Then it hit me
You won't permit me
To be an individual
Just doesn't fit me
But I decided that's no way be living
Yeah, I decided I'm escaping from your prison

What a high
When you open your mind for the very first time
A real surprise

I started living outside of the box
Crossing over lines where I always used to stop
Living outside of the box
'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not
I always knew this day would come
When I got off my back, found some motivation
I've been living on the other side
Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

So long conformity
And ambiguality is a new priority
All it takes, for heaven sakes
Is to figure out the face and learn to separate

I started living outside for the box
Taking my time when I always used to rush
Living outside of the box
'Cause I'm not gonna be anybody that I'm not
I always knew this day would come
When I broke down the walls for my liberation
I've been living on the other side
Come hell or high water every moment I'm alive

Oh, living outside of the box
Oh, living outside of the box
Oh, living outside

Ha ha ha

I always knew this day would come
When I got off my back, found some motivation

Oh, living outside of the box
Of the box, of your life
Of everything that seems that nice

References

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