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"Big Yellow Taxi" was written by Mitchell, Joni.
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They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know
What you got 'til it's gone? They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Ooh, bop bop bop, ooh, bop bop bop

They took all the trees and put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them

No, no, no, don't it always seem to go that you don't know
What you got 'til it's gone? They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Ooh, bop bop bop, ooh, bop bop bop

Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT
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 got 'til it's gone? They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot, hey now, they paved paradise
To put up a parking lot, why not?

Ooh, bop bop bop, ooh, bop bop bop

Listen, late last night, I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took my girl away

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know
What you got 'til it's gone? They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot, well, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone?

They paved paradise to put up a parking lot, why not?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey hey hey, paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Ooh, bop bop bop, ooh, bop bop bop

I don't wanna give it, why you wanna give it?
Why you wanna giving it all away? Hey, hey, hey
Now, you wanna give it, I should wanna give it
Now, you wanna giving it all away

Hey, paved paradise to put up a parking lot

Songwriters
MITCHELL, JONI

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