Salt and Soil (Single)

by Krista Johnson

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This song is about my love for land and ocean. All the same. All encompassing. Enjoy.


I've got my guitar
And the blanket from my back seat
I've got waves that smell of salt
Crashing at my feet
Sitting by the ocean
By the ocean

And I see red rocks
Rising up out of the earth there
And I see trees of the deepest green
Shading where I stand
Still I love the ocean
Love the ocean

By the ocean is where I wanna be
But the mountains
Keep calling me
There's a chill on the breeze
A chill on the breeze


And I see ships sailing out
Out of block island
Somehow close enough for me to touch
But well beyond my hands
There's a tug of war
Between salt and soil
Sitting by the ocean

There's a tug of war
Between salt and soil
Sitting by the ocean...


released August 11, 2017
So much props to my friend and producer Christopher Hawthorn. He understood my vision and delivered it back to me even better than imagined. That's him on piano and trumpet.



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Krista Johnson Canton, Connecticut

Singer-Songwriter/guitarist Krista Johnson brings forth stories of growth, love and lessons
learned through her songs. She’s been said to have a ‘voice of an Angel’ with a sound
akin to Joni Mitchell. Her songs are a cool and interesting twist to folk music. Krista, who
resides in Canton, CT is taking her music up and down the East Coast with plans to tour
the U.S--and eventually the world.
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