Ever seen the cartoon called Animaniacs? This song is from there. Lots of fun to listen to.

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!

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