She then repeats the same verse, but with the original lyrics. The original version of the song without Vanessa was included on the album "Nolee Mix" which was released to promote the My Scene dolls. Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders . Views Read Edit View history. This version slightly changed Mitchell's original lyrics to describe when the eponymous taxi "took my girl away", instead of Mitchell's "took away my old man". While Amy Grant retains the taxi, her final reprise of the line about "paved paradise" reads "steam rolled paradise". US Adult Contemporary Billboard . British musician Wally Whyton also recorded the song in , changing the price to "one pound fifty" as well as changing "people" to "punters".