"Shoe Box" is a song by Canadian band Barenaked Ladies, released as a single in 1995. It is notable for being featured on the first soundtrack to the television series Friends, as well as the last track on the band's Born on a Pirate Ship album (added at the last minute). The song was also recorded and mixed for the band's live album, Rock Spectacle, but was ultimately left off. This version was later released on the CD single for the song "One Week".
The video for the song was originally to feature Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow, from the Friends series, but each pulled out nearly last minute, and had to be replaced with no-name actors. The band describes the video as a "fiasco". The video features a young girl who sneaks out of her bedroom to meet with an older man and go out with him for the night. The band-performance portion of the video sets the band on a set with over-sized props giving the appearance that they are within a shoe box kept under the girl's bed. The video is the first to feature new band member Kevin Hearn who was not involved in the song's recording, but plays marimbas in the video nonetheless. At the end, the girl wakes up, screaming, from having that as a nightmare
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