The Box

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Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit are an English folk rock band signed to Transgressive Records. They are fronted by Johnny Flynn (also known as Joe Flynn), an actor, poet and songwriter who cites W.B. Yeats and Shakespeare among his influences. He is a member of the 'Propeller' theatre troupe, and has acted in several plays including Twelfth Night and Richard Bean's play The Heretic at the Royal Court Theatre (2011). Johnny Flynn was cast in the role of Lee in Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth’s hit play. In summer of 2012, Flynn appeared in the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's productions of Richard the Third, as Lady Anne, opposite Jerusalem co-star Mark Rylance and will be appearing as Viola/Cesario in the Globe's production of Twelfth Night with Rylance as well. more »

Living in a box by the rails
Only thing you use, you don't fail
When you live in a box by the rails
Don't comb your hair, don't comb your tail

Sweep my mess away
Leave my body, leave my bones
Leave me holding, leave my soul
Leave me nothing I don't need at all
Nothing I don't need at all

Yay from the bins, in the parks
Made off with the raps after dark
Never left a trail, never made his mark
When he gave me the raps after dark
Calling all his friends, never made him sad
With all the things he never had
It only made them feel so bad
For having the things he never had

If you stay in that box overnight
Don't get out till it gets light
There's not much lost of the secret life
It's never gone wrong and it's never gone right
Now some more flowers grow
The palm gets eaten by a few more throws
An old man's box is full of bones
See his footprints see his stones


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