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Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Rooftops - Little Boxes on the Hillside

When I saw these rooftops all snugged together, they reminded me of little boxes, and the words of the song "Little Boxes" came to mind, and I started singing -
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.

People did look at me a little strangely!
The words are true of many of us, even though we may not realise. How many of us lead rather set lives - Mum bought X cereal, we buy X cereal. DAd went to the footy, we go to the footy. How often do we mirror our parents? We may like to think we are different, or original, but really - have a think about it. Just how different are we - if we're honest, not much at all really. (See the video below.)

I've always loved this video version mainly, I think, because of the pictures - they capture the words so beautifully.


kobico said...

I've never heard Little Boxes. Is it a children's song? And yes, people are much more alike than they are different, in many ways.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hi Kobico,

Little Boxes was written by Malvina Reynolds over 40 years ago ridiculing suburbia. It's not a children's song although it does sound like it doesn't it?
I think it's quite a fun song really and it had a good old-fashioned country feel about it.
You can read about it in Wikipedia

~Cheryl said...

Great post! I haven't heard Little Boxes in ages! How fun. Thanks!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks for the compliment. I first heard this song in an old B/W movie whose title I can't remember, and it always somehow stuck in my mind.

JOE TODD said...

Little Boxes always been one of my favorites the video is great. You have some interesting blogs.Thanks

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