Counting Crows Big Yellow Taxi

[Adam Duritz]

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

[Vanessa Carlton]

Ooooh, bop bop bop

Ooooh, bop bop bop

[Adam]

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

No, no, no

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

[Vanessa]

Ooooh, bop bop bop

Ooooh, bop bop bop

[Adam]

Hey farmer, farmer, put away your 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 got ’til it’s gone

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Hey now, they paved paradise to put up a parking lot

Why not?

[Vanessa]

Ooooh, bop bop bop

Ooooh, bop bop bop

[Adam]

Listen, late last night, I heard the screen door slam

And a big yellow taxi took my girl away

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

Well, 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

Why not?

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Hey hey hey

Paved paradise and put up a parking lot

[Vanessa]

Ooooh, bop bop bop

Ooooh, bop bop bop

[Adam, Vanessa]

I don’t wanna give it

Why you wanna give it

Why you wanna giving it all away

Hey, hey, hey

Now you wanna give it

I should wanna give it

Now you wanna giving it all away

I don’t wanna give it

Why you wanna give it

Why you wanna giving it all away

Hey, hey, hey

Now you wanna give it

I should wanna give it

Cos you giving it all away

Hey, hey, givin it all,

givin it all….away

[Vanessa]

Why do you want me?

why do you want me?

[Adam]

Cos’ you’re givin it all away,

Hey, paved paradise to put up a parking lot