lifeblood: songs: lyrics: big yellow taxi


well 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
you don't know what you got
til it's gone
they paved paradise
put up a parking lot

oh bop bop bop
oh 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 em
don't it always seem to go
you don't know what you got
til it's gone
they paved paradise
put up a parking lot

oh bop bop bop
oh bop bop bop

hey farmer farmer
put away the ddt now
i want spots on my apples
leave me the birds
and the bees now
don't it always seem to go
that you don't know what you got
til it's gone
paved paradise
put up a parking lot

oh bop bop bop
oh bop bop bop

late last night
i heard that screen door slam
(oh bop bop bop)
and a big yellow tractor
took away my house
pushed around my land
(oh bop bop bop)
don't it always seem to go
you don't know what you got
til it's gone
paved paradise
put up a parking lot

oh bop bop bop
oh bop bop bop
paved paradise
put up a parking lot
oh bop bop bop
oh bop bop bop
well they paved paradise
put up a parking lot

words and music by joni mitchell
as performed by indigo girls with mary-chapin carpenter, jackson browne, nanci griffith, murray attaway, and kristen hall at 1994-04-30: earth jam - stone mountain, georgia


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