Friday, February 14, 2014

VIDEO: Joni Mitchell, "They paved paradise..."


Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell Printer-friendly version of this lyric

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 that DDT * 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 the 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

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
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Marinwood was built in the 50s and 60s.   Now, urban planners from Marin County and the Association of Bay Area Governments have declared us the "Marinwood Priority Development Area"

71% of all affordable housing in unincorporated Marin will be built from St. Vincents to Marinwood up through Grady Ranch.  If built to plan it will grow our community by 25%.  In addition,  they have identified other areas throughout the valley to build high density housing.  It is a developers dream.  The building and environmental restrictions have been loosened.  There is abundant financing available and very generous tax breaks.

Learn more about the plans for massive expansion of housing and population in our treasured valley.
Attend meetings. Call and write our representatives.  Help us spread the word. Vote.


"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"



1 comment:

  1. well said!!.. nice post !! thank you for the share!

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