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Thread #68954 Message #3551457
Posted By: Uncle Tone
21-Aug-13 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
I still think a song must be taken in context with the times in which it was written.
I mentioned Gold Watch Blues above. Obviously those lyrics don't make any sense whatsoever in the 21C. But it's message of 'don't conform', 'get away' 'be yourself', 'don't be pigeon-holed' is pretty much identical with Little Boxes.
I tend to sing the two songs together.