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Kelly Kristjanson

Too Late for Washington

by Kelly Kristjanson

Released 2016
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Released 2016
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The latest EP released by songwriter Kelly Kristjanson. It is a collection of songs that describe the important issues of the day here in America and particularly Washington state. “Why don’t you put that in your pipe and smoke it.”
  • 04:11 Download Lyrics Sno-Homeless County

    Sno-Homeless county, 

    near Seattle WA 

    you just need a cardboard box,

    and the will to stay alive

     

    There’s wine in the cellar

    More expensive than heroin

    If you can avoid Detox

    The junks a far much better buy

     

    Living on a homeless trek , No respect

    Uncle Sam he says Fuck You

    Living on the precipice , Of almost dead and gone

    Looking for a one way fix, Not dirty tricks

    Like a needle or a cork screw

    And I would be so depressed

    If I was living outside

     

    A tent city under the freeway

    Isn’t no way to live

    A tent city under the freeway

    Isn’t no way to live

     

    Some folks are doubters

    Others see clear what’s wrong

    Voicing their scorn-neglect

    And I just cant conceive as why

     

    Stranded on a homeless trek , No respect

    Uncle Sam he says Fuck You

    Living on the precipice , Of almost dead and gone

    Looking for a one way fix, Not dirty tricks

    Like a needle or a cork screw

    And I would be so depressed

    If I was living outside

    And I’d be so upset, if my home was I-5

     

     Kelly Kristjanson c 2016

     

  • 03:09 Download Lyrics Coffee and Cannabis

    Coffee and Cannabis

    I hit the zone

    Hemp Fest, raining again

    There’s no need to stay home, All lit up and bombed

     

    Coffee and Cannabis

    It’s how we’re known

    Grunge loving anarchists

    Some things you never outgrow, Got Nirvana on    

     

    Making it legal to begin again

    Making it easier, I’m making new friends…

     

    Coffee and Cannabis

    at the Freemont troll

    a Venti Java fix

    I begin to plateau, Got my dark shades on

     

    Coffee and Cannabis

    In self defense

    Just need a cup or so

    And I’m fairly content, though the times are hard

     

    The State made it easier to just breathe in

    There making it easy to live again, to live again

     

    Solo 3xG     been a long time coming 4x

     

    Coffee and Cannabis

    I made parole 

    It could be hazardous

    but its good for my soul. Albeit Avant-Garde

     

    Coffee and Cannabis

    Its how their grown

    I’ll be there advocate

    Let us reap what we’ve sown, Put it on your bank card

     

    Kelly Kristjanson C 2016

  • 03:51 Download Lyrics Trying to Live My Life Offline (State of Spies)

    You know me, I’m not looking back

    or looking past today

    You know me, I had no fear

    Until Edward Snowden made his play

     

    Trying to live my life offline, I’m not leaving my privacy behind

    Someone’s tracking every word I say

    That ain’t ok

     

    They track your I.P.

    Everything you buy

    Via satellite, array 

     

    They charge you fees

    sell your sensitive data

    big corporations bird of prey

     

    Trying to live my life offline, I’m leaving the politics behind

    Someone’s tracking every word I say

    That ain’t ok

     

    How did we become a state of spies?

    How did we become a state of spies?

     

    You know me I’m working out here

    Playing music everyday

    You know me, could I be more clear?

    When I write the fricken songs I sing?

     

    Trying to live my life offline, I’m not leaving my privacy behind

    Someone’s tracking every word I say

    That ain’t ok

     

    How did we become a state of spies?

    How did we become a state of spies?

     

    Kelly Kristjanson ©2015

  • 03:09 Download Lyrics Oil Train

    I hopped a freight down through Oregon    

    Heading west on a Columbia run

    Across the tracks those oil men live like kings

    And they’ll likely make a mess of things

     

    The environment wont be the same.

    Salmon don’t spawn 

    The food chain is gone, Oil Train

     

    Went off track here in Interbay

    Rolled the dice and we are lucky to say

    Here In Seattle there was No loss of life

    Remains a battle, huh! you just pay a fine

     

    Society knows who to blame

    And the governments role

    Selling their soul, Oil Train

    FG

    Trains, that stretch a mile or longer        D

    Shame, there needs to be a resource in place, 

    To make it safe

     

    A lightning storm, wind and pouring rain

    Some act of God we have yet to explain

    A terrorist or some drunken driver

    lobbyists that holding Feet to the fire

     

    They chose to forgo being safe

    Salmon don’t spawn 

    The food chain is gone, Oil Train

     

    trains, 100 cars or longer

    explain, 

    the threat is getting stronger to face

     

    Kelly Kristjanson C 2016

  • 06:05 Download Lyrics AY-102 Wasteland Washington

    What I am about to tell you is not a secret

    The projected price tag to clean it up is $100 billion — and counting.

     

    AY-102

     

    Started out like war

    Poor man getting shit on by the ones in charge

    Hanford WA was born 

     

    Ay-102

     

    Its what they call each of 28

    dual insulated containers

    holding nuclear waste

    has been breached – quote unquote dangerous

     

    u might think that’s ok

    but their more than 14 years behind schedule

    and its costing the tax payers of WA

    2 billion a year

    and there not even fixing the problem

     

    Ay-102

     

    In Hanford they also have

    177 of the single seal tanks

    workers have been transferring over

    to the dual insulated containers

    all together holding some 

    56 million Gallons of waste

     

    what does the energy dept. say about it?

    these buildings are complex

     

    and cost to the tune of some 13 billion 

     

    and eventually they’ll turn the waste into 

    some sort of stable glass form

    this is the process known as vistrification

     

    The glass in turn would be put into a stainless steal

    Detainment center for long time storage. 

     

    And how long is that? What’s the half life?

     

    There gonna get gong on that… 2022

     

    And in the meantime were supposed to trust them.

    Trust that they know what there doing.

     

    Its like the IRS or any other self governing agency

    For that matter

     

    D

    Wasteland 

    Washington

     

    You know a fella I used to get high with when I was young

    Graduated college, took a job at Hanford, at the plant

    He knew he would probably die early from the radiation, but

    He figured somebody had to go and keep an eye on things

     

    AY-102

    The Environmental Protection Agency is fining the Department of Energy — which operates Hanford — $10,000 each week. In a letter announcing the fines, the EPA said, “The original 2002 date by which sludge removal was to be completed has been extended 13 years,” and the Department of Energy has had “ample time to fund and commence sludge removal.”

     

    Kelly Kristjanson ©2016  

NOTES
Sno-homeless County describes how people are living under I-5. Coffee and Cannabis is about pot being legal now in one of our country’s most caffeinated cities. Trying to live my life Offline describes the transparencies of living in a Facebook world.

Oil Train is about Washington’s current concern with a derailment catastrophe and the CD wraps things up with AY-102 (Wasteland Washington) about Hanford’s nuclear reservation and the fact they are over thirteen years behind on their plans to clean up the radiation there. “Why don’t you put that in your pipe and smoke it.”

All songs are written and recorded by Kelly Kristjanson with Guy Johnson on all electric guitars and he also plays bass on Coffee and Cannabis, and Oil Train. Rock On!