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    "Big Yellow Taxi" Lyrics

    Joni Mitchell

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Rock
    Duration:00:02:49
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    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 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
    '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 its 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
    'Til 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
    'Til 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
    This song was last modified on March 21st, 2011.
    Thanks to Bill Patey for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc, Joni Mitchell/crazy Crow Music/siquomb Music.
    Written by Mitchell, Joni.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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       12jam says:
      Like 004-06-2013 20:39
       
      Great song,great voice,cool hippie chick.Unfortunately these lyrics ring oh so true here in 2013.DDT is the least of our worries.I will have to pass on the Chinese produce.Store bought apples are dangerous period.Wake up and grow your own.
       idanosh6 says:
      Like 002-11-2009 15:37
       
      Brilliant!
      Like 007-05-2005 20:33
       
      I Love Joni Mitchell. She is one of my favorite artists. My mom and I have all her CDs and Records. This song is completely true. You Dont Know what you've got till it's gone.
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