"Virus Alert" as written by and Weird Al Yankovic Alfred Matthew Yankovic....
Hey, everyone, listen up, your attention if you please
Really wanna give you a warning
'Cause I found out this morning
About a dangerous, insidious computer virus
If you should get an email with the subject, 'stinky cheese'
Better not go taking your chances
Under no circumstances, should you open it
Or else it will

Translate your documents into Swahili
Make your TV record "Gigli"
Neuter your pets, and give you laundry static cling
(Look out!)
It's gonna make your computer screen freeze
(Look out!)
Erase the Easter eggs off your DVDs
(Look out!)
Erase your hard drive and your backups too
And the hard drive of anyone related to you

Virus alert!
Delete immediately before someone gets hurt!
Forward this message on to everybody

Soon, very soon, it will make all the paint peel off your walls
It'll make your keyboard all sticky
Give your poodle a hickey
And invest your cash in stock in Euro Disney
Then, it will tie up your phone, making crank long-distance calls
It'll set your clocks back an hour and start clogging the shower
So just trash it now, or else it will

Decide to give you a permanent wedgie,
Legally change your name to Reggie,
Even mess up the pH balance in your pool

(Look out!)
It's gonna melt your face right off your skull
(Look out!)
And make your iPod only play Jethro Tull
(Look out!)
And tell you knock-knock jokes while you're trying to sleep
(Look out!)
And make you physically attracted to sheep
(Look out!)
Steal your identity and your credit cards
(Look out!)
Buy you a warehouse full of pink leotards
(Look out!)
Then cause a major rift in time and space
And leave a bunch of Twinkie wrappers all over the place
That's right it's a

(Virus alert!)
Delete immediately before someone gets hurt!
Forward this message on to everybody

(Virus alert!)
Delete immediately before someone gets hurt!
Forward this message on to everybody
Warn all your friends, send this to everybody
Tell everyone you know, tell everybody now

If you get infected, you'll wish you had never been born
So before it emails your grandmother all of your porn
Turn off your computer and make sure it powers down
Drop it in a forty-three-foot hole in the ground
Bury it completely, rocks and boulders should be fine
Then burn all the clothes you may have worn any time you were online!

(Virus alert!)
Delete immediately before someone gets hurt!
Forward this message on to everybody

(Virus alert!)
Delete immediately before someone gets hurt!
Forward this message on to everybody

(Virus alert!)
Delete immediately before someone gets hurt!
Forward this message on to everybody
Warn all your friends, send this to everybody
Tell everyone you know, tell everybody now
What are you waiting for'
Just hurry up and forward this to every single person that you know!
Hit send right now!


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"Virus Alert" as written by Weird Al Yankovic Alfred Matthew Yankovic

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    General CommentAccording to Wikipedia, this song is a style parody of some band called "Sparks". I don't know who that is. My first impression of this song was that it sounded kinda like "Midnight Star" from the In 3-D album.
    almaniac27on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and its music video..."Make you physically attracted to sheep" I mean, weird al is one of the few artists I'll actually buy...although the fact that Volcano Entertainment (Al's label) is owned by the rootkit-happy Sony BMG is rather disconcerting..."Virus Alert" indeed...ON THIS CD!

    I work in a tech shop myself, and virus removal is one of our services. Glad we have a soundtrack now!
    admiralthrawn_1on October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSparks were kind of a quirkier precursor to Queen (in that both mixed glam rock and classical influences with often tongue in cheek lyrics) and actually they're still around and just put an album out this year. Go seek out one of their 70's tunes such as "This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Two Of Us" and you'll see how it was exactly what he was going for here.
    destroyalltacoson October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheh this song is pretty catchy. i was singing it the other day in computer science class.
    Paranoia_Agenton November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it reminds me of my days as a know-nothing comp sci major.
    OpinionHeadon June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI : ) this song. Good work, Al!
    Marcus Wulfon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics of this one crack me up every time. A perfect parody of all those stupid chain e-mails I get :D Definitely one of my favourite of Al's songs.
    Runaway Museon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, and just out of curiosity, has anyone ever tried to send the lyrics of this song as an actual chain letter? It would be a sad day for mankind if anyone would actually believe the things this 'virus' does :D
    Runaway Museon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's mocking chain letters. People send letters telling people to send the letter. Most of these letters say rediculous things like this.
    LBDamnedon July 05, 2008   Link

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