They Put Up A Housing Development

      For years I would look forward to early spring for this beautiful purple haze lawn but alas now they have uprooted the flowers and put up a wall and built houses behind the wall of a gated community.
      Now new homes are needed in the Valley and I have no complaint there but I sure do complain about the loss of a Zen like purple wave and guardian trees.
      I say they should have built their wall at the fence line and not at the sidewalk curb line.
      Not to wish any bad luck on poor unsuspecting home owners I do wish the spirits of those flowers and trees bring down a yearly mild but annoying curse of hay fever each spring to the owners and for the money men who made the decision may they have the runs in perpetuity. spacer walking Dude Back spacer Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze Purple Haze spacer       Bob Dylan ... sings ... They Paved Paradise

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
No no no 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

Why not? They paved paradise To put up a parking lot
Hey hey hey 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 I don't want give it Why you want give,
Why you want give it all away? Givng it all, giving it all away
Why you want it? Why do you want it? (She's giving it all away)
Hey pave paradise Put up a parking lot
Songwriter: Joni Mitchell
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