The literal interpretation is that he is walking out on the singer by taking a taxi; otherwise it is assumed he is being taken away by the authorities. Mitchell's original recording was first released as a single and then, as stated above, included on her album Ladies of the Canyon.
A later live version was released in in France and Spain on Miles of Aisles and reached No. Billboard regarded the live version as "more full of life" than any of the singles Mitchell released in a long time.
Mitchell's playful closing vocals have made the song one of the most identifiable in her repertoire, still receiving significant airplay in Canada. Init was voted No. InJoni Mitchell released the album Shinewhich includes a newly recorded, rearranged version of the song. The home video also contains an animated music video of Mitchell's song " Both Sides, Now ". The song was the fourth third in the US pop radio single from her album, House of Love.
Grant's version featured slightly altered lyrics, which she changed at Joni Mitchell 's request. The cover peaked at No. Grant also performed the song for her concert album, Time Again Amy Grant Live. InCounting Crows covered the song with backing vocals by Vanessa Carlton.
It was featured on the soundtrack to the film Two Weeks Notice. Originally, the song was a hidden track on the band's album Hard Candyand it did not include Waiting For A Taxi - Brennan - King For One Night (CD until it was to be featured in the film. New releases of the album included it as a track with her added, as with her in the video which was shot on Coney IslandBrooklyn, and in nearby Bensonhurstalthough Counting Crows and Carlton neither appeared in the video together nor recorded together.
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". The original version of the song without Vanessa was included on the album Nolee Mixwhich was released to promote the My Scene dolls. This cover reached No. The song became the band's only top single in the United Kingdom, peaking at No.
The Village Voice named this cover the worst song of the s,  and the Village Voice's scathing review of the cover is archived on Joni Mitchell's website. Adam, we don't know if you misunderstood the song's anti-globalization, anti-industrialization, anti-corporation message, or just chose to ignore it so you could get free Frappucinos for life. But we're gonna hip you to a harsh reality. Seriously, you know the line about how they "paved paradise and put up a parking lot?
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