Give me spots on my apples


This is the first time I listen to the original version of this song. And I pretty much like it, partly because I am bored with Counting Crows’ cover version which I heard often on Mix.fm.

Now I understand why the lyrics mention about DDT, which has been banned since 1970s in most countries.

I think this could be a good theme song for any sustainability supporters out there, or those who still cling to the outdated environmentalism.

Big Yellow Taxi

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
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
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 the D.D.T. 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’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard my 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’ve got
Till 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’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joni+mitchell/#share

Ahh.

Let me take look at my to-do list with this song playing at the back…

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