Joni Mitchell:Big Yellow Taxi

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“Big Yellow Taxi”
Artist: Joni Mitchell
Albums: Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
Composers: Joni Mitchell
Lyricists: Joni Mitchell
This song was covered by Amy Grant as Big Yellow Taxi.

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel
A boutique and a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Please
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Come and took away my old man
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

I said
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Ha ha ha ha