Trees Out Boxes In

January 24, 2007

Art Crumb’s famous “Short History of America”
The trend continues but which panel at the bottom
is right? ecological disaster, techno fix, or the
ecotopian solution?

“LITTLE BOXES”

Little boxes on the hill side, 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.

And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they were put in boxes, little boxes, all the same.
And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers, and there’s 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 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
Where 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
In 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.
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Words and music by Malvina Reynolds
Copyright 1963 by Schroder Music Co.

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