Little Boxes

Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky,  Little boxes on the hillside, 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 were put in boxes And they came out all the same, And there’s doctors and 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 martinis 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 are put in boxes And they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business And marry and raise a family In boxes made of ticky tacky And they all look just 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.  

  -Malvina Reynold

Watch this awesome band. Words like unique, refreshing,  and unboxlike come to mind. Which makes them perfect, and  cooler than homemade icecream. Walk off the earth sings Little Boxes. My fondest hope for myself, and for my children: no boxes.

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