Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell
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

Shoo, bop bop bop bop
Shoo, bop 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 just to see them
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

Shoo, bop bop bop bop
Shoo, bop bop bop bop

Hey farmer, farmer put away the 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 got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Shoo, bop bop bop bop
Shoo, bop bop bop bop

Late last night, I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man
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
I said, 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

Shoo, bop bop bop bop
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Shoo, bop bop bop bop
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

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