Big Yellow Taxi

Yellow cabs in New york City are a common site and they always remind me of that famous song by Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi.

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 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 then they charged all the people twenty-five bucks just to see ’em 
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 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 till it’s gone 
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot 

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 

Late last night I heard the screen door slam 
And a big yellow taxi carried off my old man 
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 

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 

Text & Musik: Joni Mitchell 
(c) 1970 Siquomb Publishing Corp. (BMI) 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s