Song of the Day – Little Boxes

Little Boxes was another song that I heard a lot when I was a little kid and I was quite  affected by the words. My mum and dad used to sing it together with guitars. I definitely did no want to be one of the people in the song. Did it make me more of a rebel?Did it help me to think ‘outside of the box’ ? Who knows….. maybe. Malvina Reynolds  wote it and it was a big hit by Pete Seeger.

 
 
 
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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