Protect Paradise: Peace Song for 10/22/2011

Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell is the Peace Song of the Day for Saturday, October 22nd. You can find the words in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 34. (Though, the extra verse isn’t there! See it below.)


Chorus PLUS excerpt from an “extra verse”:

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 my screen door slam
A big yellow bulldozer took away my house and land…


The Royal Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

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