Big Green Coffee

#Music

Mon, Jun 26th, 2000 05:00 by Jester ARTICLE

A song parody of "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell

They paved paradise and put up a Starbucks
With plenty of grinders and a bunch of fake arthouse schmucks
Do we need another one?
There was a bookstore but now it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a Starbucks
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop, shoo-bop-bop-bop

They had just one, not too far down the street
And now it seems they have to put one up every fifteen feet
Don't it always seem to go
That they keep expanding out of control
They paved paradise and put up a Starbucks
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop, shoo-bop-bop-bop

Hey Mr. CEO, I think that's enough now
Everywhere I look, I see Gap, Blockbuster, Microsoft and AOL
Geez!
Didn't it once seem before
That we actually had a choice in our stores
They paved paradise and put up a Starbucks
I say, they paved paradise and they put up a Starbucks

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 Starbucks
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop

Yesterday I saw another wrecking ball land
And a big green coffee knocked down my favorite burger stand!
I don't mean to have a cow
But where am I gonna get my lunch now?
They paved paradise and they put up a Starbucks
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop

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 Starbucks
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop

Oh, now, they paved Starbucks and they put up a parking lot
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop
Hey, steam rolled paradise and put up a Starbucks
Shoo-bop-bop-bop-bop

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