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Little Boxes

Song by Malvina Reynolds, popularized by Pete Seeger / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Little Boxes" is a song written and composed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, which became a hit for her friend Pete Seeger in 1963, when he released his cover version.

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"Little Boxes"
Song by Pete Seeger
Released1963
Songwriter(s)Malvina Reynolds
Official audio"Little Boxes" on YouTube
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Aerial view of tract housing in Daly City, California, a suburb of San Francisco, which inspired Reynolds to write the song

The song is a political satire about the development of suburbia, and associated conformist middle-class attitudes. It mocks suburban tract housing as "little boxes" of different colors "all made out of ticky-tacky", and which "all look just the same". "Ticky-tacky" is a reference to the shoddy material supposedly used in the construction of the houses.[1]