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I Wanna Let You Out of the Box

from Until My Ankle's Better by Destroy Nate Allen

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I had a 4th grade teacher who told me I couldn't spell. I've struggled with spelling ever since. A few years later I really started to struggle with what people thought of me. Punk rock provided some reprieve and I was able to just reject people but that fuel ran out some time ago. I have to deal with what's in front of me. Right before I wrote this song I had a conversation with a friend about some changes he was wishing to see in his life. And I was reminded that I can only help somebody out as far as I've gone myself so I started digging through my past. I'm a firm believer that we speak life and death over people, and that we when choose to forgive people and change how we treat them it can have a very empowering effect on everyone involved. I like to say we all have demons, mine just happen to be Christian ones.


Since I was in 7th grade I've wondered what the people say whenever I walk away
Since I was in 4th grade I've wondered how to spell afraid and that sounds like a summary to me
Since I was past 22 I wondered what they did to you and if my words they cut you like a knife

Chorus: I wanna let you of the box (x3) but I'm scared

Hellfire is coming soon & I'm sleeping in past noon not worrying about the climate or the times
we've got to escape some way so I planned out a holiday to throw away my worries like a child
then in the middle of my spring break I stumbled upon my mistakes and now I've gotta see where I went wrong


Christian school can leave a mark and I'm praying for a brand new start from the scars it left that only I can see
so if truth lies in the consequence and grace is more that evidence then how can I apply what I've learned

because I'm getting older and I can't just walk away
until I've put my demons in the ground (x 2)


hope and resolution found I'm gonna build on the solid ground and forgive those friends who let me down


from Until My Ankle's Better, released August 13, 2010


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