Animaniacs – A Quake! A Quake! (TV Version) lyrics

This is the city: Los Angeles, California
On a star lit winter night
When the moon was shinning bright,
Back in January of 1994

At 4:30 in the morning,
And without a single warning,
Something strange began to move the floor...

A Quake! A Quake!
The house begins to shake
You're bouncing across 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:
"Oh! For heck's sake!"

I ran outside with neighbours,
Their faces filled with shocks
That's because I'm standing there in nothing but my socks

Oh, a quake! A quake!
Say it's all a big mistake?
Just feel the ground go up and down
"Won't someone hit the brake?"

A quake! A quake!
Oh what a mess they make!
The bricks, the walls, the chimney falls,
destruction it's wake

I did not have insurance
So I called them from the scene
And suddenly I'm listening to
an answering machine say:

"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 Andeas' fault!
'Cause Mr. Richter can't predict her
kicking our asphalt

Seismologists all say
tectonic plates are in between
An encroaching crustal mantle,
Yeah, so what the heck's that mean?!

It means a quake! a quake!
"Oh really, yeah no fake?
We kind of had that feeling
when the ground began to shake!"

California's great
It's such a lovely state
And every lawn is sitting on
a continental plate

Los Angeles had fires
and a riot and flood
and then a drought and a recession
And then now we here the thud

Of a quake! a quake!
How much more can we take?
We thought that we had seen it all
But this one takes the cake!

The dirt, the rocks,
an all those after-shocks
It's just the planet moving granite
several city blocks

L.A. town is falling down,
while the ground moves around,
We won't let it get us down
We're Californians!

A quake, a quake
It's time to pull up stake
We're all fed up, we can't deny it
Fires, quakes, and floods, and riots
We want some peace and quiet...

So we're moving to Beirut!!!!

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