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

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!


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