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Malvina Reynolds

Little Boxes (1:40)

"Little Boxes" is a song written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, which became a hit for her friend Pete Seeger in 1963.
"My mother and father were driving South from San Francisco through Daly City when my mom got the idea for the song. She asked my dad to take the wheel, and she wrote it on the way to the gathering in La Honda where she was going to sing for the Friends Committee on Legislation. When Time magazine…

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  • this is the original of the song. An interesting writer indeed. It is true that people are usually unoriginal and rigidly follow social norms and traditions. Sticking to conventions is brainless. Yet, it puts you in a cycle of life which one can not break, and this is where race, class, gender, and so forth, stereotypes form. Is this the best way to live however? Is something wrong with society? When things happen the same way can any real change come about? Can the world ever be better?
  • Great, great lyrics. [2]
  • The first episode of Weeds and the last one. Both use the same original version by Malvina Reynolds :]
  • Weeds :____
  • Great, great lyrics.
  • From a distance, differences are indeed hard to notice.
  • <3
  • Xurupita's Rulez!!!! o/ [2]
  • Fine tune. :)
  • @AnnaDoll haha.... I sing this driving through town too much, I need to move.

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