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Overarching, mindless conformity...



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.

Comments

loz said…
Umm were you up watching weeds I missed last night but this is the theme song and it gets to me everytime!
Juniper said…
me too! i love the song, and weeds, but have missed quite a few episodes recently...
HipbubbyMama said…
Love these words!
Sumara said…
Oooh! That song is one of those songs that we all in my family sing at random moments... no serious reason. But I never knew more than the first verse so never really knew what it was about... wow. I love it.
Rae said…
I have a recording of Noah singing this. He loves it. I love the whole sentiment of the song and the way Noah says 'ticky tacky' :)
What made you post it?
Sif said…
I was sitting writing an essay, and had Weeds on in the background - I usually watch Boston Legal, but it's on reruns atm, anyway, I hadn't really listened to the theme music of Weeds before, but I liked the tune, so looked it up on you tube, and then looked up the lyrics, and I love the lyrics, and want to teach it to Bryn - LOL, so I blogged it, so I know where it is...

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