Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

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They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Chorus:
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
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Chorus

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away the D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees Please!
Chorus

Late last night
I heard that screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Came and took away my old man
Chorus

Late last night
I heard that screen door slam
And a big yellow tractor
Took away my house, took away my land

I said 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 paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.

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from Solidarity Songs for Tim DeChristopher's Trial, released February 11, 2011

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