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Take the Box

“Take the Box” is a song by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse from her debut studio album Frank (2003). Released as the album’s second single on 12 January 2004, it was the highest-charting single from Frank, peaking at number 57 on the UK Singles Chart.

The B-side of the single featured a cover of the jazz standard “‘Round Midnight”, written by Thelonious Monk.

The character in the song is in the process of discarding her former lover and leaving him, after discovering he is having an affair. The song details her acceptance of the fact that its over as she tells the lover to literally “take the box”, including gifts of love he had previously given her. Within the narrative of the songs of her debut album. placed so as to indicate a storyline, “Take the Box” indicates the break-up of the relationship.

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