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Steve Key: Songs/Lyrics

Fukushima USA

(Steve Key)
August 1, 2012

Right between SF and LA
California’s greatest getaway
Come to visit, come to stay
In Fukushima USA
Hot tubs, new age retreats
Restaurants on Avila Beach
Diablo Canyon tucked out of the way
In Fukushima USA

Why gamble on the Vegas strip
When you can take the ultimate risk
Everybody comes to get their kicks
Party like it’s nineteen oh six

Wines by the bottle or taste
Pools filled up with nuclear waste
Nowhere to send it, so it’s here to stay In Fukushima USA
Oh, the sunshine and the skies so clear!
How could anything bad happen here?
That’s what the Japanese used to say, now they're in Fukushima USA

They had reactors built by GE
All the latest technology
A nineteen foot high seawall
Wasn’t much protection at all

But don’t think about that far-off land
Things are safer here than in Japan
Relax and have a little chardonnay
In Fukushima USA

Let's go surfin' now, oh look it's a tsunami!

Might be a couple of fault lines
Just off the coast but we’re doing just fine
PG and E says we’ll be all right
‘Cause we’ve got government oversight