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
And the people in the houses all went to the university Where they all were 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 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 got put in boxes, and they all came 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
Hier is de versie van Elvis Costello.
Toegevoegd op 20-05-2009 23:57:47
Toegevoegd op 21-05-2009 00:03:31
Ticky tacky or ticky-tacky is a colloquial term for "shoddy [poor quality] material, as for the construction of standardized housing".
It is famously used in this context by Malvina Reynolds in the song Little Boxes - which is used as the opening song to the Showtime series Weeds and was also notably covered by Pete Seeger.
Toegevoegd op 21-05-2009 00:05:59
Seeger versie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN3rN59GlWw
Toegevoegd op 21-05-2009 00:13:33
Komende 3 seizoenen komen er zo'n 30 versies, incl. in het Frans, Spaans en Russisch.