Up Yours, Joni Mitchell.

They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot.

Mind you, it was a very nice parking lot.

It had lots of trees and shrubs down the medians and a playground for the kids.

And the rules concerning littering and loud music were strictly enforced, but everyone thought the parking lot was so nice that even the most unruly teenagers couldn’t bring themselves to mess it up.

They even built observation decks to view the woodland creatures who were relocated to a safe but still pristine area just off to the side of the parking lot.

In fact, most preferred the parking lot to Paradise as, unlike Paradise, you could drive up and park you car here.

Which was nice if you wanted to have a picnic or something.

So, all in all, there was no harm done.

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