Little Boxes
Malvina Reynold, 1962

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
Ans a blue one and a yellow one.
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And the all look just the same.

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.

And they all play on the golf-course
And drink their Martiny 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.

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
Ans a blue one and a yellow one.
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And the all look just the same…