Big Yellow Taxi

(Original By Joni Mitchell)

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 they charged the people
A dollar and a half to see them
Now now now
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 D.D.T.
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’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
To put up a parking lot
Hey now they 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’ve 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’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
To put up a parking lot

Why not
They paved paradise
To put up a parking lot
Hey hey hey paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

I don’t want to give it
why you want to give it
why you want to giving it all away
hey hey hey
now you want to give it
she want to give it
cause she giving it all away
now now
I don’t want to give it
why you want to give it
why you want to giving it all away
Cause you’re giving it all
giving it all away
she giving it all away
Hey paved paradise
To put up a parking lot

Paved paradise
And put up a parking lot