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Big Yello Taxi Lyrics

from Shine

"Big Yello Taxi" is track #6 on the album Shine. It was written by Mitchell, Joni.
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So they paved paradise
Put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging night spot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
An arm and a leg just to see 'em

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

Hey, farmer
Put away your DDT
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and bees please

Don't it always seem to go
You don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise
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

Oh, don't it always seem to go
You don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They put up a parking lot
Parking lot
They paved paradise

Songwriters
MITCHELL, JONI

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