"Quake of '89" as written by and Nina Gerber Katherine Kathy Kallick....
I got a call from Egypt and another one from Peru
Someone called from Belgium and one from Timbuktu
Everyone who loved me called except for you

I went out and bought a lot of water and flashlight batteries too
I bolted my foundation, picked up a lot of clothes and shoes
The more I tried to get ready, the more I came unglued

CHORUS:

The earth went bang, there were two big waves
That earthquake made a lot of things shake
Everyone that was saved had time to thank God, except for you


I sat down and read all of my roadmaps, tried to plan alternative routes
Everyone was tryin' to be funny, everyone was tryin' to be cute
When I left my house this morning, I was shakin' in my boots

CHORUS

I wish I could go back home now, I wish I could run to you
But that never was a real solution, it took this to know what's true
Anyone I could go to would help me more than you

CHORUS

I been thinkin' a lot about bridges, I been thinkin' a lot about time
Things shift into focus when your life is on the line
To me that was the message in the quake of eighty-nine

CHORUS:
The earth went bang, there were two big waves
That earthquake made a lot of things shake
Everyone was saved, had time to thank --- why didn't you take the time ---
To thank God, why didn't you




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