Gracious Urban Living? The Rich People of San Francisco Have Run Out of Nice Places to Live – Little Boxes

A wind-blown box sloping uphill in two directions, while facing the big E.R. for the Western Addition.

Here’s what it looks like north of NoPA and south (and also west) of the projects:

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Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
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.

And the people in the houses
All went to the university,
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same,
And there’s doctors and lawyers,
And business executives,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry,
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school,
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university,
Where they are put in boxes
And they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky 
And they all look just 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.

 

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2 Responses to “Gracious Urban Living? The Rich People of San Francisco Have Run Out of Nice Places to Live – Little Boxes”

  1. SlideSF says:

    The ironic thing is that all those ticky-tacky boxes in Daly City of which Ms. Reynolds sang are actually pretty well-constructed by today’s standards and will likely long outlast the horrors that are going up today.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Very possibly…

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