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Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi Lyrics

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TitleBig Yellow Taxi
ArtistJoni Mitchell
AlbumDreamland: The Very Best Of Joni Mitchell [2004], Track 8
Girls In The Valley [2001], Track 2
Hits [1996], Track 3
Miles Of Aisles [1990], Track 2
Ladies of the Canyon [1988], Track 10
GenreEthnic/Folk, Rock
Duration00:02:16
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Song lyrics
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
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corrected by Bill Patey on March 21th, 2011
written by Mitchell, Joni
copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc, Joni Mitchell/crazy Crow Music/siquomb Music




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0 likes - like | 04-06-2013 20:39 12jam 
12jam
 
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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.
0 likes - like | 02-11-2009 15:37 idanosh6 
idanosh6
 
2,898 posts
Brilliant!
0 likes - like | 07-05-2005 20:33 FroggyChick34 
FroggyChick34
 
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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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