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Little Boxes

November 27, 2008

I can’t get the theme song (by the original artist) of the television series Weeds out of my head. I love the lyrics. 

It’s by an artist named Malvina Reynolds. She seems like she was quite the lady. Adorable Malvina was a an amazing, intelligent and independent women who was a songwriter, singer and activist.

 

Little Boxes

Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of tickytacky
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 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 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.


Check out this video and see how adorable Malvina is (I did not find a Little Boxes video).  And the frock? Seriously cute. 

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  1. November 27, 2008 5:40 pm

    Weeds is a great show! Haha I had no idea the lady who wrote the original theme song is so old :S I like how they do a cover of it each season too… I think there was a Death Cab for Cutie one or something…

  2. November 27, 2008 6:58 pm

    There is a Death Cab one: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=aVv7iNEy9fU

    I liked the Regina Spektor version as well: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEvEEcc9iC8

    It is a great show. I’m on the last DVD from season two!

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