The Purple Line

by KTW

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Purple Line NOW! is a coalition of business, labor, environment, neighborhood, and civic organizations that works with local, state, and federal government officials in pursuit of our mission to build the Purple Line.

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Traffic’s been stuck for about three hours
Which is plenty of time for me to smell the flowers
But I’d really like to get where I am going

The Beltway’s running like a clogged up stream
And folks out here are getting mean
I’d say it’s quite past due to get it flowing

A plan’s been percolating for 25 years
To help District commuters and dry all our tears
The DC region has so much to gain

Connecting Bethesda over to New Carrollton
Taking a swing at congestion and pollution
It can’t come soon enough this light rail train

Yeah I’m talking about the Purple Line
It’s 2017 it’s about damn time
Put your hands together for the Purple Line
It’s about damn time

One and one is two, and two and two is four
But connecting current transit adds up parts into much more
Easing life for people east to west

Fighting dated zoning and suburban sprawl
Building pleasant communities to benefit all
Old Ralphie’s got the plan to make it best

Yeah I’m talking about the Purple Line
It’s 2017 it’s about damn time
Put your hands together for the Purple Line
It’s about damn time

[harms]

NIMBYism isn’t an answer to our stress
Improving infrastructure is important to address
Increasing affordability throughout region

We’re protecting the Crescent Trail and limiting the days
That you spend stuck in traffic with your hair turning grey
So listen to our voices, we are legion

Yeah I’m talking about the Purple Line
It’s 2017 it’s about damn time
Put your hands together for the Purple Line
It’s about damn
Talking bout the Purple Line...

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released February 13, 2017
Written by Kyle Thompson-Westra.

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KTW Washington, D.C.

Kyle Thompson-Westra, among other things, plays music.

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