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These are lyrics by Malvina Reynolds that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Malvina Reynolds

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Malvina Reynolds', "Little Boxes"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
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.
Why They're Nonsensical:
There is nothing in the rest of the song to suggest that it could be about the perceptions of a color-blind person. And the seemingly jovial overall tone of the song seems not at all consistent with such a possibility. Nonetheless these two lines could make sense only from the point of view of a color-blind person who had been informed by someone else of the boxes' colors.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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