Alec Benjamin - Medicine Man (Boy In A Box) Lyrics




My life's alright when I'm high
I did my best to get by, I told my parents I'd try
I was losing track of my mind
So I went to the medicine man, to fix my attention span
He put a pill in my hand
Because life's a breeze when you're slammed

I'm a boy in a box
When your six, watch the clock
Get your fix out of the bottle
Drink it up, and then swallow

I'm a boy in a box
When your six, watch the clock
Get your fix out of the bottle
Drink it up, and then swallow
Tune in, tune out
Breath in, breath out

So whats a little white lie, to parents who never try?
A little prescription high, will help you guys to get by
So lets all take a ride, and we can stand in line
To get a little piece of mind
From the medicine man supply
From the medicine man supply

I'm a boy in a box
When your six, watch the clock
Get your fix out of the bottle
Drink it up, and then swallow
I'm a boy in a box
When your six, watch the clock
Get your fix out of the bottle
Drink it up, and then swallow
Tune in, tune out
Breath in, breath out

I, was floating on a high, up somewhere in the sky...
My teacher ask me 'why I didn't pass the test?'
I have a knot down in my chest
Reach for the bottle of my meds

I'm a boy in a box
When your six, watch the clock
Get your fix out of the bottle
Drink it up, and then swallow

I'm a boy in a box
When your six, watching clocks
Get your fix out of the bottle
Drink it up, and then swallow

Tune in, tune out
Breath in, breath out
Tune in, tune out
Breath in, breath out





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Alec Benjamin Medicine Man (Boy In A Box) Comments
  1. 똥꾸

    제발 멜론에 띄워주세요... 너무 듣고 싶어요...

  2. _Alphawölfin _

    It’s sad that not every song is on Amazon prime I mean I miss for example paper crown, wolf and the sheep and a few other songs. I would be very happy about it if you change it and I think I’m not the only one.😘🥰

  3. Embry Milo

    “Tune in,
    Tune out.
    Breathe in,
    Breathe out.”
    That’s literally life advice guys ♥️♥️♥️

  4. Georgia Troughton

    Omg I'm so dumb I have listened to this like 100 time then I show my dad and he says it's about a person who's high and I'm like what the fuc-?!😂

  5. Natalie Neeson

    Best song ever❤

  6. Ash The Queen

    he photoshopped himself in, right?

  7. Jamie Pickett

    Special shoutout to all my add/adhd friends who's parents wont let them stop taking their meds that do more harm than good... it's ok just try your best and ik it feels like your numb and trapped in your own head and like no matter how long it's been you still CANT eat or drink but just remember people love you its ok to speak up to get taken off them

  8. Chaima Barhoumi

    November 2019 ?

  9. MBP Prints Custom Shirts

    I seriously dont get why this guy isnt the most famous in the whole world? If you know the answer please tell me but it better be something good like "because hes to good for us" cause if its not im gonna be MAD. Love you Alec<3

  10. Lahly Bird

    Someone, help,
    please explain this song to me!

    Mille Kjeldgaard

    he put it in the description :)

    Lahly Bird

    @Mille Kjeldgaard ah.
    I need to start reading those XD

  11. Katie N.

    Alec: I'm a boy in a box

    Also Alec: I'm the boy in bubble

  12. Lil PerseY

    This is so emotional😿
    Such a good song 💦👌🏾

  13. Nomi _ Playz

    Based on the comments and their stories I now feel super bad.. I actually see the story here now and even though I'm probably not going to experience it I want you to know that I'm praying for you. :)

  14. timaxx

    i saw this a while ago like around the time it was released (ive listened to him for a while) and i immediately thought of the "boy in a box" unsolved mystery, as this song and the mystery are dark, i found that this song has a different meaning

  15. Juan Montejano Ortiz

    One word, genious!!❤

  16. Sudha Rathi

    No wonder john Mayer loved him

  17. Assia Valentina

    Slowed version on my channel :)

  18. Kittykitty Nya

    I this is me every day I’m 12 and a have a med to take because of my ADHD

  19. Madison Delia

    Who’s here in 2019 listening to Alec’s old songs

    Abi M.

    Soon there will be people in 2020 seeing this comment. Most of us will probably be one of those people. What will be funny is when there are people from 2050 seeing this and going “Hey, that’s my (older relative)!”

    Inaley Espinosa-Calderon

    @Abi M. fr

    MBP Prints Custom Shirts

    i will forever listen to his music😍😍

    Embry Milo

    Madison Delia nope. They never get old for me. 😋

  20. Ramiro Veleda

    My life's alright when I'm high
    I did my best to get by, I told my parents I'd try
    I was losing track of my mind
    So I went to the medicine man, to fix my attention span
    He put a pill in my hand
    'Cause life's a breeze when you're slammed

    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, Tune out
    Breath in, Breath out

    So what's a little white lie, to parents who never try?
    A little prescription high, will help you guys to get by
    So lets all take a ride, and we can stand in line
    To get a little piece of mind
    From the medicine man's supply
    From the medicine man's supply

    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, Tune out
    Breath in, Breath out

    I, was floating on a high, up somewhere in the sky...
    My teacher ask me why I didn't pass the test?
    I have a knot down in my chest
    Reach for the bottle of my meds

    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watching clocks
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, Tune out
    Breath in, Breath out

  21. bxbykay

    "cause life's a breeze when you're slammed" fUCK i felt that

  22. Yves Paris

    Usually you wait for the best part wich is the chorus... in all his songs you just love every second of it.

  23. Zoe Grosser

    I have anxiety and my parents never noticed, they make me perform infront of a bunch of people and I start to get all shaky and my mind gets full of thoughts. Until my mind blacks out.

  24. TheDeathLord3 _

    2019 anyone?

  25. Emma Joyce

    it's been 3 years how has this song not gotten more views??!

  26. Casper _

    I love this song so damn much

  27. Charlotte L

    looking back at the songs i used to listen like a half year ago... i really went through shit though wow.

  28. Dakota Fake name

    My life's alright when I'm high
    I did my best to get by, I told my parents I'd try
    I was losing track of my mind
    So I went to the medicine man, to fix my attention span
    He put a pill in my hand
    Because life's a breeze when you're slammed

    I'm a boy in a box
    When your six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow

    I'm a boy in a box
    When your six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, tune out
    Breath in, breath out

    So whats a little white lie, to parents who never try?
    A little prescription high, will help you guys to get by
    So lets all take a ride, and we can stand in line
    To get a little piece of mind
    From the medicine man supply
    From the medicine man supply

    I'm a boy in a box
    When your six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    I'm a boy in a box
    When your six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, tune out
    Breath in, breath out

    I, was floating on a high, up somewhere in the sky...
    My teacher ask me 'why I didn't pass the test?'
    I have a knot down in my chest
    Reach for the bottle of my meds

    I'm a boy in a box
    When your six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow

    I'm a boy in a box
    When your six, watching clocks
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow

    Tune in, tune out
    Breath in, breath out
    Tune in, tune out
    Breath in, breath out

  29. Awesome Alyc

    How long till this songs on spotify?
    it's my favorite and I can't listen To it on spotify witch sucks.

    oovoo javer

    Hey, a bit late but you can import youtube songs to spotify by using a youtube to mp3/mp4 converter and then importing the mp3/mp4 into spotify on your PC and then turn off your firewall for a few seconds to let it sync to your phone if you want it synced to your phone.

  30. juliana crupinski

    É realmente linda essa homenagem, parabéns por isso, espero que continue cantando sempre. Não desista.

  31. Space Geek 85

    alec youre so god damn talented and i hope you know that. seriously.

  32. Eleanor

    My life's alright when I'm high
    I did my best to get by, I told my parents I'd try
    I was losing track of my mind
    So I went to the medicine man, to fix my attention span
    He put a pill in my hand
    Because life's a breeze when you're slammed

    Ref:
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, Tune out
    Breath in, Breath out

    So what's a little white lie, to parents who never try?
    A little prescription high, will help you guys to get by
    So lets all take a ride, and we can stand in line
    To get a little piece of mind
    From the medicine man supply
    From the medicine man supply

    Ref:
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow
    Tune in, Tune out
    Breath in, Breath out

    I, was floating on a high, up somewhere in the sky...
    My teacher ask me why I didn't pass the test?
    I have a knot down in my chest
    Reach for the bottle of my meds

    Ref:
    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watch the clock
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow

    I'm a boy in a box
    When you're six, watching clocks
    Get your fix out of the bottle
    Drink it up, and then swallow

    Tune in, Tune out
    Breath in, Breath out

    Faizah Chowdhury

    Eleanor

    Styles for life

    Thank you

  33. Keep Calm Music On!

    OOf this sounds like me. As a child I was like a cat. I loved going into boxes. I would fall asleep in the box sometimes

  34. Lance Marshall

    This is my favorite song of yours, to this day. I love you man. You are absolutely amazing.

  35. Cheetiac

    I love his songs but why is all his songs sad we're do you get these songs plus this is so true

    timaxx

    in an interview he says that these are mostly based off of things that he has went thru unless its a bit older he writes a quick summary in the description

  36. Septic Sam

    Make a one hour medicine mean

  37. No Name

    /%//;:@(
    Hh

  38. Maddy S

    goodness, who remembers those rainbow blanket things on the pic? I've got the fondest memories of those from my childhood!

    alright, onto the real comment:
    I know this is an older song(3 years ATM), but that doesn't make it any less beautiful and change the fact that this is probably my favorite song. It has a beautiful meaning and is executed excellently, as are all of your other songs. thank you for blessing me with such a beautiful song! <3

    Lahly Bird

    I'm sorry, could you please explain the meaning to me. cuz I think I'm taking it the wrong way and I love his music and don't want to be that person. But I honestly don't like the way I'm understanding this song.

    Maddy S

    @Lahly Bird not a beautiful meaning, but it sounds beautiful. I guess I worded it wrong-whoops ;3;

  39. Astra Imrie Moon

    This is Hypnotic ❤❤

  40. Gi Pop

    Thought u were a boy in a bubble not a box

    Lahly Bird

    It's a bubble-shaped box

  41. Natalie Stv

    Angel voice

  42. uwu indeed

    do these kids realize, they’re friends with a legend?

  43. Addison Hickman

    love all your songs!! :)

  44. Goth boi clique

    Why is this not on apple music im sad

  45. kaleiidospook

    That picture brought back so many memories i wish i could relive.

  46. Addison Hickman

    love this song

  47. I'm Funny

    The chorus is so beautiful!

  48. Lissy_ Tomoko

    Fudge I am crying for no reason.

  49. Sydney S.

    Is that a picture of child Alec?!

    juliana crupinski

    Yes, he is so cute!

    timaxx

    @juliana crupinski omg hes sooo adorable!

  50. Magpie Smithsonian

    God he is so underrated. I love him so much <3

  51. ariana tovar

    This made me cry so much because my sister has anxiety and she cries because of it, like this song makes me feel her pain

  52. Blessie Masancay

    What do you call the Alec Benjamin fan base?




    Hmm......Alectroids? f*cking corny of me.

    Lulu Lunar

    'Connections' or 'Strings' since we are all connected to his songs, or 'Alley Cats' because we listen to Alec and keep music close like cats do their young. Just a thought if he doesn't have a name for us.

    timaxx

    narrators? i mean he wrotes stories and in an interview he said something like "music is an outlet to tell ur story, i tell mine and u tell urs cuz we've all been thru different sad and happy stuff"
    god bless him

  53. Lps Cheer

    So Much Talent👏 Alec Benjamin’s music is amazing and meaningful and he has soooo much talent! His music is so beautiful:) You are amazing Alec! I love your music:)

  54. Mad n'Kay

    Alec your gonna be the next BIG thing! your songs are amazing!

  55. Izzy Billings

    I got an anti-vape commercial before this song 🤔

  56. CoolBeanzCartoons&Stuff

    Still listening in 2019 anyone?

  57. MSP Tea

    You need more fans and subs and likes because ur amazing

  58. Bình Nguyễn Thị

    13 2 2019. i love you

  59. Little Nightcore Maniac

    I feel like it's a mix of his therapist and himself.
    Pretty sure the therapist's lines are
    "When you're six, watch the clock
    . Get your fix out of the bottle. Drink it up, and then swallow"
    "Tune in, Tune out Breath in, Breath out"
    "So lets all take a ride, and we can stand in line
    . To get a little piece of mind"
    That's all I could think of. Tell me if you think any others sound like it!

  60. I'm Funny

    This song is so dark, it breaks my heart but it's so good!

  61. I'm Funny

    I've been in love with this

  62. FosterKid

    I’m a bird in a box

  63. fadell shalape

    I'm in love with your voice ! ❤

  64. Sydney A

    love this song!!!

  65. Katie Brown

    By far my favorite song of yours

  66. Katie Brown

    This song need to be on amazon music

  67. Sonya Swindle

    Amazing alec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Jennifer Azamar

    please put this on spotify😭💓

  69. Average Girl

    This is such an eye opening song. Incredible. “Tune in. Tune out.” You really make the listeners feel what you’re trying to convey ❤️ genius!

  70. Samantha LaPlant

    I used to take these pills

  71. Origional Pranglez

    Alec, You have the most amazing voice I have ever heard!!! Do you do Christmas songs!?

  72. Douglas Rodrigues

    Put in this music in Spotify... I love that music..

  73. Mia Modica

    my parents wont help my depression and anxiety with medication cause they belive its dangerous, but id do anything just to not feel like this forever.

    baby-got-back

    medication won't completely change your mind. If your looking for another way to get better I suggest therapy? I've never done it so I wouldn't know. But things get better :)

    Christine Schueckler

    Praying for you! <3

  74. Alice

    can I fall in love with you? OMG.. for the whole day, I was listening to your music... they are amazing... I love your voice... I am so soft here today. you are saving me from this awful work

  75. Seth Welter

    Boy in a Box, huh. Reminds me of this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USlDon3P400

    timaxx

    idk the guy with the box in there reminds me of the robot from Alec's song "I built a friend"

  76. BodilyFunctions

    Boy ina bubble or boy in a box?

    Jamie Pickett

    You are the only person here asking the real questions

  77. MissWolfbud

    Hits home 😤🥰

  78. coco

    i would always skip this song when it would play bc i felt like it. But today i decided to actually sit and listen to it and im in tears, i suffer from severe adhd and anxiety and ive always wanted more representation for myself, im avoiding my finals assignments and its so hard. ive medicated myself at such a young age which my parents dont agree with and i dont know it its helping either my anxiety or adhd but im still trying.
    I know this is cheesy but thank you so much alec this has hit so close to home, in a good way.

  79. Wen Jia Song

    stop chopping onions ;_;

  80. Star Thy Name

    Forgot you existed! Remembered the song though, and some disturbing imagery later I'm here again.

  81. finlee bowen

    This song mean so much to me with someone that had adhd

  82. janet thomas

    When will this b on itunes

  83. Fantabulous !

    can you do a video on the story behind this

  84. tanya pruitt

    I found it yesterday and can’t stop listening

  85. Carla Just

    Defenitely one of my favourite songs of yours ❤️❤️❤️

  86. Tyler Joseph Is our lord and savior

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  87. Angelina

    Boy in the box
    Boy in the bubble

  88. Kenzie Art

    #relate

  89. Ezia

    boy in the box? omfg noo

  90. Dagmar Stol

    A few weeks ago I found out I had ADD, and I got pills for it. And now I keep coming back to this song for some reason. And man it's so good. Keep it up Alec! You're doing amazing! ❤️

  91. Lost In The Starlight

    Spotify this pleasee

  92. Amrit G

    Hats off to you. You are the first person with meaning in their works.

  93. Xx_A_Cooky_With_My_Tae_xX

    I hope this kid live a happy life because he sure deserves it x

  94. hiitsaudrey.

    your so underrated it makes me mad

  95. Liz Who

    How does this video only have 400 comments? God I love this song.

  96. MiistySkies

    This hits so close to home. I suffer ADHD and it’s literally the hardest thing ever. That then caused depression and anxiety, next thing you know I’m on antidepressants at 6 years old. I’m 13 now, and we’ve found more prescription pills that work for me. I’m so much happier now, but ADHD is still a struggle, because we haven’t found the perfect pill yet. But yeah, this is my favorite song of yours, because I relate to it so much 😭😍❤️

  97. Jonnyhasheart

    This is my favorite song of his

  98. Amara Black

    i've been listening to this song on repeat and i know it's 2018, but i'm still here!!!