Saturday, December 5, 2009

Big Box Store

[I heard this a few weeks ago on the WTMD radio station (89.7) . Although I don't think it's directly related to any of the specific topics we've covered so far, the general idea is inescapably rooted in the whole notion of suburbia that's been recurring throughout our semester... Enjoy. -Merry]

"Big Box Store"


The squirrels gathered nuts, the sun shone on the leaves

The fragrance of the flowers sweetened the gentle breeze

The birdies were all singing… but they’re not anymore

‘Cause I dug the whole thing up and built a big box store


Big box store, it’s my big box store

Shopping here makes it clear what life’s worth living for

Big box store, it’s my big box store

It’s big, it’s a box, it’s my big box store

It’s as if a football field made love to a mall

And the baby that they had is my sweet suburban sprawl

Whose parking lot is bigger than the downtown it destroyed

Come on and enjoy shopping on steroids


Its rectangulated beauty is sure hard to ignore


It’s got toys from China

And TV’s from China

And knick-knacks from China

And lamps from China

And clothes from China

And china from China

And employees from Mexico

So bring your big box wife and your growing big box kids

And get some big box stuff to shove into your big box fridge

If living large is what you want and we’ve got what you need

So buy a dozen sofas or a ten pound bag of cheese

At my…


You’ll come out with lots of stuff you didn’t come in for


How can you ever have enough when there is so much more!

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