A QUAKE! A QUAKE!
Lyrics by Randy Rogel.
Music adapted from The Happy Farmer by Robert Schumann.
Yakko: This is the city: Los Angeles, California. On a starlit winter night When the moon was shining bright Back in January of 1994, At 4:30 in the morning And without a single warning Something strange began to move the floor. (song begins) Yakko: A quake! A quake! The house begins to shake You're bouncing 'cross the floor And watching all your dishes break. You're sleeping; there's a quake You're instantly awake You're leaping out of bed and shouting DrSns: Oh for heaven's sake! Yakko: I ran outside with neighbors Their faces filled with shock That's because I'm standing there In nothing but my socks! Yakko: Oh, a quake! A quake! Dot : Say it's all a big mistake Wakko: Just feel the ground go up and down Yakko: Won't someone hit the brake? A quake! A quake! Oh what a mess they make The bricks, the walls, the chimney falls Destruction in its wake. DrSns: I did not have insurance So I called zem from ze scene Und suddenly I'm listening To an answering machine say... Yakko: Too late! Too late! You shouldn't ought to wait 'Cause now you're stuck; we wish you luck Here comes a six-point-eight! Whose fault? Whose fault? The San Andreas's fault 'Cause Mister Richter can't predict her Kicking our asphalt. Yakko: Seismologists all say Tectonic plates are in between An encroaching crustal mantle W+D : Yeah, so what the heck's that mean? Yakko: It means a quake! A quake! W+D : Oh really, yeah, no fake? We kind of had that feeling When the ground began to shake. Yakko: California's great It's such a lovely state And every lawn is sitting on A continental plate. Yakko: Los Angeles had fires And a riot and a flood And then a drought and the recession And then now we hear this thud... Yakko: Of a quake! A quake! YW+D : How much more can we take? Dot : We thought that we had seen it all Yakko: But this one takes the cake. The dirt... Dot : ...the rocks Wakko: And all those aftershocks YW+D : It's just the planet moving granite Several city blocks. (sung to the tune of "London Bridges") YW+D: L.A. town is falling down While the ground Moves around We won't let it get us down We're Californians! Yakko: A quake... Dot : ...a quake Wakko: It's time to pull up stake Yakko: We're all fed up; we can't deny it Dot : Fires, quakes, and floods and riot YW+D : We want some place with peace and quiet So we're moving to Beirut!