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Big Yellow Taxi Lyrics

"Big Yellow Taxi" was written by Mckenzie, Timothy / Williams, Marc / Mitchell, Joni.
"Big Yellow Taxi" was written by Mckenzie, Timothy / Williams, Marc / Mitchell, Joni.

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Hey paved paradise and put up a parkin' 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 till 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 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've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

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 till it's gone

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey now, they've paved paradise to put up a parking lot
Why not?

Listen, late last night, I heard the screen door sway
And a big yellow taxi took my girl away
Now don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey now now, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone

They paved paradise to put up a parking lot
Why not, they paved paradise, they put up a parking lot
Hey hey hey, paved paradise and put up a parking lot

I don't wanna give it, why you wanna give it?
Why you wanna givin' it all away?
Hey, hey, hey, now you wanna give it
I should wanna give it, 'cause you're givin' it all away, no no

I don't wanna give it, why you wanna give it?
Why you wanna givin' it all away?
'Cause you're givin' it all givin' it all away yeah yeah
'Cause you're givin' it all away

Hey, paved paradise, to put up a parking lot
La, la, la, la, la, la, na, na, na, na, na, nah
Paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Songwriters
Mckenzie, Timothy / Williams, Marc / Mitchell, Joni

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Joni Mitchell/Crazy Crow Music/Siquomb Music

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