Black Tin Box

Album: Happy To You (2012)
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  • I bought you a black tin box,
    Something to put your jewelry in.
    But it struck me as the property of the childless.
    It was cold out and warm in.

    The edges were sharp.
    The edges were sharp.
    Take me down the hillside.
    Show me where they used to play.
    Take me down the hillside.
    Show me where they used to play.

    Black sheep, black sheep, in the aftershocks
    Thought he could survive in the black tin box.
    Black sheep, black sheep, in the aftershocks
    Thought you could survive in the black tin box.

    I mailed you a Dutch postcard
    Where I tried to be comforting.
    There were kids, my neighbors, on the sidewalk
    Playing superman.

    But the edges were sharp.
    The edges were sharp.
    Take me down the hillside.
    Show me where they used to play.
    Take me down the hillside.
    Show me where they used to play.

    Your sisters and you,
    Running through the orange light of the after-day.

    Black sheep, black sheep, in the aftershocks
    Thought he could survive in the black tin box.
    Black sheep, black sheep, in the aftershocks
    Thought you could survive in the black tin box. Writer/s: ANDREW WYATT, CHRISTIAN KARLSSON, PONTUS WINNBERG
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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