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Thread #68954   Message #3550649
Posted By: Uncle Tone
19-Aug-13 - 09:29 AM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Do most folks miss the point of this song?

It isn't about housing. It is about the establishment forcing everybody into cycles of similarity, slightly differently cosmetically coloured.

It is a cry to break away from the 'norm' and do your own thing! Stop serving the establishment, that only wants you so you can pay them taxes and keep the rich rich, anyway.

Instead live adventurously! Do your own thing and sod the politics!


It is a great subtle protest-song written with much humour by someone who has climbed above prejudice through her academic achievements and her brilliant talent as a song-writer.

For those armchair critics here who want to decry her, her name will be known long after you have disappeared, and who knows you now anyway?