Old Songs can sometimes say more than we realize, and some of them appear cheesy, though as one truly begins listening to the lyrics, what was actually being said becomes more profound.
The first of the old songs is a look at social commentary:
Little Boxes – Pete Seeger
Maybe somethings haven’t changed, and instead of the houses being different colours, an updated version of the song Little Boxes would become:
There’s a Grey One, There’s a White One, There’s Beige One, There’s an Ivory One, and they’re all made out of Ticky Tacky and they all look just the same
And the other song is of school being some form of indoctrination, where everyone thinks the same.
What Did You Learn In School Today? – Pete Seeger
And the person writing the songs isn’t necessarily the individual or group who sings them, for it wasn’t Pete Seeger who wrote those song, but Malvina Reynolds.
I Don’t Mind Failing In This World – Malvina Reynolds
Old, is it really, or just recycled or maybe ahead of it’s time, or even a timeless theme?