Posted By RichC on December 4, 2015
“Big Yellow Taxi” is a song written, composed, and originally recorded by Joni Mitchell in 1970, and originally released on her album “Ladies of the Canyon.”
Mitchell commented about writing this song back in the early 1970s:
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.
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