Big Yellow Taxi

BIG YELLOW TAXI

Words & Music by Joni Mitchell

I appreciate these words from the song ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ written by Joni Mitchell back in the 1960 s’ (also sung lately by the Counting Crows):

“Hey, farmer, farmer put away that D.D.T.!
I don’t care about spots on my apples…
Leave me the birds and the bees please!
Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone…”

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 til it’s gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

They took all the trees and put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged all 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 til 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 til it’s gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Late last night the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man away

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

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