Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Big Yellow taxi

I must say that I have fallen in love with this song, "Big Yellow Taxi" by Counting crows. I believe it is an old song which was sung by Counting Crows again.( Nah, I dont wanna call it re-mix).
Now days , most of the songs which u hear mostly tell u abt how the heart broke, or how they are overprotected, or probably a description abt the singer's girlfriend/boyfriend. Plzzzzzz, gimme a break. Dont we have other important issues to think about? Dont we have better lyrics? I wonder!!!!
So in this modern era where people are busy thinkin abt themselves, I was really happy to listen to "Big Yellow Taxi" which speaks abt preserving our environment. I really think that the biggest appeal of this song is in its simplicity(both tune and lyrics). The song talks abt the cutting of trees and the artificial fertilizers as it says, They paved the paradise to put up a parkin lot(I think tht is wht is happenning at Bangalore). The gigantic trees which took years and years to grow, which provided the soothing shade so selflessly, are being cut so ruthlessly everywhere in Bangalore. Who knows, in few years, Bangalore might become concrete city instead of garden city(sighhhh).
Getting back to my song, I think the music is also good and Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton have done a good job. I really hope that our POP singers will come out with more and more meaningful songs 'coz music is a very powerful and effective medium and it can reach even the most common man very easily. So i think it should be somewhere utilised for the betterment of humankind(Are our teen idols listening???).
So I end this blog with my favourite line from this song:
"Dont it always seem to go that u donno wht u got till its gone??"

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