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PYHOF: Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

It's Friday! And you know what that means - it's time to refresh your weekly playlists. Let your hair down and step back into the seventies with Joni Mitchell.

WHO: Joni Mitchell
GENRE: Folk, pop

Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone …"

“Big Yellow Taxi” is one of Joni Mitchell’s best hits, inspired by a trip to Hawaii. “I wrote ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ on my first trip to Hawaii. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart … this blight on paradise. That’s when I sat down and wrote the song.” (via)

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written by shhquiet

1 comment

  1. hannahbryant_


    I love Joni Mitchell.
    almost 3 years ago · report as spam

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