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Little Boxes…

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I have been recently introduced to this song, and I am going to share it here for the following two reasons;

  1. Despite the fact that is was written decades ago, it is very astute social commentary.
  2. That it has been in my head since I was introduced to it, and I believe in sharing the earworm…

So here we are – Pete Seeger singing ‘Little Boxes’ (lyrics below – originally written by Malvina Reynolds)

1. Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
Little boxes, little boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

2. And the people in the houses
All go to the university,
And they all get put in boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.
And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers
And business executives,
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

3. And they all play on the golf-course,
And drink their Martini dry,
And they all have pretty children,
And the children go to school.
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university,
And they all get put in boxes
And they all come out the same.

4. And the boys go into business,
And marry, and raise a family,
And they all get put in boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

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Written by Lores

July 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm

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