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Weeds Theme Song

November 27, 2009
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Weeds Theme Song

The theme song from Weeds (gotta love that show!) is entitled, as the first line suggests, “Little Boxes.” It was written and performed by the late American blues/folk singer, Malvina Reynolds. In the first season, Malvina’s original recording was used. In the second and third seasons, a number of artists including (among others) Linkin Park, Engelbert Humperdinck, Elvis Costello, Billy Bob Thornton, Death Cab for Cutie and Joan Baez were commissioned to use previously recorded versions or create special versions for the show.

“Little Boxes” ridicules the development of the “suburbs” and its (then) rising conformist values.

Weeds, from the Showtime network, is now currently on its sixth season.

Lyrics (full version)

Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky
Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes, all the same
There’s a pink one and a green 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 pink one and a green 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

Listen (Malvina Reynolds’ original recording)