Big Yellow Taxi Lyrics

Counting Crows


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing
writers: Joni Mitchell
album: Track 10 in album Big Yellow Taxi
release date: 2003
popularity : 7154 users have visited this page.
length: 3:47
arranger: Tal Herzberg
conductor: Ron Fair
strings arranger: Ron Fair
guest performer: Vanessa Carlton
performer: Vanessa Carlton
programming: Tal Herzberg
composer: Joni Mitchell
lyricist: Joni Mitchell

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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 til its 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 seem 'em

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer farmer
Put away the DDT
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
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Hey, now they paved paradise
To put up a parking lot
Why not?

Listenin' late last night
I heard the screen door slam
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
Til its 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 got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
To put up a parking lot

I don't want give it
Why you want give,
Why you want give it all away?
Hey hey hey
Now you want give it,
Ah she want to give it
Cause she givin' it all away
Now now now

Hey pave paradise
Put up a parking lot

Track Listing

  • 1 Big Yellow Taxi
  • 3 If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead (live and acoustic)
  • 4 Hard Candy (live and acoustic)