Build me a home up on a hill
Where I can lay my head down
Prices will rise, the market’s upscale
And all the cheap rents have left town
Call it a condo, but it’s just a box
And it’s built the cheapest way
You’ve got two choices, move somewhere else
Or mortgage your life away

Stacking up those little boxes
Vinyl siding to seal your thoughts in
Minimum standard, marketable boxes
Developer’s profits are everyone’s losses

Fake brick and chain link fence
Built with indifference
Triple locks and a three-foot pine
Not much humanity

With the money saved buying marginal land
Another zoning battle is won
Nearby landowners hate the projects
But the resentment’s just begun
You’ll learn the worst about your neighbors
And the state their lives are in
You’ll live in unspoken conflict
The walls are paper-thin

Prove that you’re someone, pay an inflated price
For the devalued American dream
Get a cheap carton to keep your life in
Home sweet home’s not what it seems

Lyrics submitted by Blaupunked

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