Boxes (single)

by Ryan Oyer

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Boxes 04:38
They put themselves into boxes They go to work and they check off their boxes They come home to their nice and warm boxes They place their children in their own little boxes Kids to school and make friends with their boxes They sit them down they learn at their boxes Tell what they can and can’t put in their boxes So they can fit within their own little boxes They buy & keep their possessions in boxes They ship their boxes across the country in boxes They fall asleep in their safe and sound boxes They put their love and their dreams into boxes D’ya think they know that nothing that’s alive should grow in boxes? It won’t belong and they’ll wonder where it went when it’s gone til they unbox it The eat their food from their take Togo boxes They keep their memories in their photo boxes They watch each other on their tv boxes Talk to each other with their streaming boxes They hide their dirt & their secrets in boxes They put their own limitations in boxes They count their days down on their boxes Bury each other in the ground in their boxes D’ya think they know that nothing that’s alive should grow in boxes? It won’t belong and they’ll wonder where it went when it’s gone til they unbox it

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"Boxes" was written for a 2021 songwriting challenge in Chattanooga started by Robert Lovett. We all threw 3 ideas into a hat and got 3 sent back to us at random. My challenge was to write a song from "an alien view of earthlings". The song was recorded entirely on my iPhone using GarageBand. "Boxes" will be released on the album 'Rise & Shine' out May 22, 2021.

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released April 13, 2021

Artwork by Rissa Smith & Ryan Oyer
@InkAndOctopiArt
Marissaworx@gmail.com

Written by Ryan Oyer
Recorded by Ryan Oyer on his iPhone
Mixed & Mastered by Butch Ross at Shinola Studios
Ryan Oyer - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, & Vox
Otis Van Oyer - Vox, Handclaps
Kai Breedy-Oyer - Handclaps
Tom Oyer - Handclaps

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Ryan Oyer Chattanooga, Tennessee

The work of singer-songwriter Ryan Oyer is intrinsically tied to personal experience and emotional connection. Universal sentiment and intimate insight are irrevocably intertwined within a landscape of folk-rock rurality and indie rock tenacity. He conjures comfortable evenings & loses himself within the lulling ease of front porch singalongs. -Joshua Pickard "The Southern Sounding" ... more

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