Sunday, August 10, 2008

little boxes all the same

i've liked this song for a long time!! little boxes, written by malvina reynolds, here performed by pete seeger:



LYRICS:

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

And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they all were 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

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
Where they all got put in boxes, and they all came out the same

And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
In 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 comments:

Steve Jeffery said...

One for the small world department. Just last week I started watching "Weeds" for the first time, which has Malvina Reynolds' rendition of "Little Boxes ..." as the theme song. Funny thing was, I'd thought it was a Pete Seeger song, as that was the version I grew up with. My folks had it on 7" single, and even though I now know we're not talking about people literally living in boxes (hey I was young okay), I'm still charmed by it to this day. :-D

iur said...

And, as yet another example that we live in a small world: Pete Seeger's brother is Phil Seeger, an astronomer who was involved in some of the seminal work on stellar nucleosynthesis back in the 1960's.