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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Joni Mitchell

I'm not talking about songs that have a dated sound (there's more than I could ever list). I'm referring to songs with a specific date or year in the lyrics, that are mentioned as the present or future. Like Prince's "1999" (which will not be played as much now that it's date has come and gone). These are songs for which the present or future they refer to, has come and gone. 1999 was the future in 1982, 1999 has now passed.

What I am NOT looking for, are songs like Bowling for Soup's "1985" which are written after the date they are talking about. This song is looking back, or written from the point of view of after the date mentioned.

We also accept lyrics that mention prices that are now dated, such as 10 cent pay phone calls. Lyrics that mention a persons age at the time and that person is now past said age, and lyrics that mentioned events that were current at the time of the song but have now passed are also accepted.

Basically anything that definitively dates a song by any means other than the way it "sounds". Words/phrases/singing styles or instruments that were used commonly in a time period but are no longer used that much today are not accepted.

Dated References, Joni Mitchell

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Joni Mitchell's, "Big Yellow Taxi"
The dated Lyrics:
Hey farmer farmer
Put away that D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees Please!
Why They're dated:
DDT was banned in the United States and most other developed countries in the 1970's and 1980's, with limited use allowed in some tropical and Third World countries to control the spread of mosquito-born diseases, such as malaria. I don't believe we're importing many apples from Mozambique or Ecuador. So, I'm thinking- uh- Dated. Didn't Adam and the boys know this when they covered this song a couple of years ago?
Submitted by: Jeff DiFrancesco
Joni Mitchell's, "Big Yellow Taxi"
The dated Lyrics:
Took all the trees, and put 'em in a tree museum,
And charged all the people, a dollar and a half just to see 'em.
Why They're dated:
$1.50 ("A Dollar and a half") is below the average admission price of most places now. Fittingly, later versions of the songs changed the line to "15 bucks a head"
Submitted by: Ra'akone

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