I was watching my TV one night when they broke in with a special report
About some devastating earthquake in Peru
There were thirty thousand crushed to death, even more were buried alive
On the Richter scale it measured 8.2
And I said, "God, please answer me one question...
Why'd they have to interrupt The Simpsons just for this?"
What a drag, 'cause I was taping it and everything
And now I'll have to wait for the rerun to see the part of the show I missed

Why does this always happen...
Why does this always happen to me?
Why does this always happen...
Why does this always happen to me?

I was driving down the highway when all the traffic slowed to a crawl
There was a 12-car pile-up, everybody dead
And I saw brains and guts and vital organs splattered everywhere
As well as my friend Robert's disembodied head
And I thought - Poor Rob, I just had lunch with him
Hey, wait a minute, he still owes me money - what a jerk
Well, there's five bucks that I'm never gonna see again
Plus now, on top of everything else, it looks like I'm gonna be late to work

Oh, Why does this always happen...
Why does this always happen to me?
Why does this always happen...
Why does this always happen to me?

Oh, the other day my boss said we were running low on toner
And he told me I should buy another case
Well, I told him I was busy, but he still just kept on asking
So I turned around and stabbed him in the face
Oh, and wouldn't you know it? My knife got stuck
I guess that's probably bound to happen now and then
But I'm afraid I may have bent the tip a little
And I know that blade will never ever be quite as sharp again

Oh, tell me, Why does this always happen...
Why does this always happen to me?
Why does this always happen...
Why does this always happen to me?
Why does this always happen to me?
Why does this always happen to me?


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    General CommentThis song kinda puts everything in perspective about how your troubles are nothing compared to all the people suffering in third world countries. Weird Al using some sarcastic humor to get his point across. The man's a genius. Pyoor Genyus!
    almaniac27on April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so ironic!
    shorty101helpon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly 2 comments on this one? this is another one of weird als bestsest ever songs, and IMO best ever original. so freekin funny!! ahha...
    bazmegon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!! it's so amazing how Al can make songs that are funny but at the same time, good to listen to (musically)
    Fotang_inAon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think almaniac27 said it all. Hooray for Weird Al :o)
    hippomaidenon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don think this has nething to do with 32rd world countries... im pretty sure thas, just like every other song by weird al, it has no real meaning... except to make pplz laugh... instead of lookin really deep and tryin to put together sum intricate puzzle on why he made this song, just listen to it... im sure weird al would say this himself...
    fattmanon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment3rd*
    fattmanon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti was singing this all day at work today, love it
    avs2006on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think it's just meant to be funny. This is one of his funniest songs lyrically.
    danizzygurlon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commental's songs are meant to be funny but he's a smart guy with more to say than just humor.

    this song is funny, but at the same time al is making fun of our culture and how everyone is so obsessed with their own lives and how they let little things piss them off while ignoring the bigger picture.
    sinnedohon June 29, 2007   Link

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