AnimaniacsA Quake! A Quake!

It's a quiet, peaceful night, the moon is shining bright Giving not a hint of what's in store A few hours before morning without a single warning Something strange begins to move the floor 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, "Oh, for heaven's sake" I ran outside with neighbors Their faces full of shocks That's because I'm standing there In nothing but my socks Oops, a quake, a quake This must be a 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 in its wake I did not have insurance 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? Blame it on the fault 'Cause Mister 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 And so we wait Resign ourselves to fate Because our lawn Is sitting on a continental plate We shivered through a blizzard Went swimming in a flood Then we blew off a hurricane And now we hear a 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 Those crazy aftershocks It's just the planet moving granite Several city blocks Now the town is falling down While the ground moves around We won't let it get us down Get beneath the door frame A quake, a quake It's time to pull up stake The worst is over, we don't buy it We're fed up, we can't deny it We just want some peace and quiet So we're moving to Beirut © 2018