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Song Details
Rank this week: 70 (↑14)
Duration: 3:09 
Release Date: 1986  () 
Lyrics By: Al Yankovic () 
Music By: Al Yankovic () 
Produced By: Rick Derringer () 
Released By: Scotti Bros. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Ear Booker Music (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #211100 
Keywords: CHRISTMAS, MUTANTS, NUKES 
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  • Since "Ground Zero" is almost universally known since 2001 as the area where the Twin Towers once stood in New York City, Dr. Demento has explained that this song was made in 1986. Before 9/11, "ground zero" was considered a spot where a nuclear missile was targeted to hit, which is what the song is referring to. (ChrisWolvie)
  • Song Lyrics:
    It's Christmas at ground zero
    There's music in the air
    The sleigh bells are ringing and the carolers are singing
    While the air raid sirens blare

    It's Christmas at ground zero
    The button has been pressed
    The radio just let us know
    That this is not a test

    Everywhere the atom bombs are dropping
    It's the end of all humanity
    No more time for last-minute shopping
    It's time to face your final destiny

    It's Christmas at ground zero
    There's panic in the crowd
    We can dodge debris while we trim the tree
    Underneath a mushroom cloud

    You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop
    Or Jack Frost on your windowsill
    But if someone's climbing down your chimney
    You better load your gun and shoot to kill

    It's Christmas at ground zero
    And if the radiation level's okay
    I'll go out with you and see all the new
    Mutations on New Year's Day

    It's Christmas at ground zero
    Just seconds left to go
    I'll duck and cover with my Yuletide lover
    Underneath the mistletoe

    It's Christmas at ground zero
    Now the missiles are on their way
    What a crazy fluke, we're gonna get nuked
    On this jolly holiday

    What a crazy fluke, we're gonna get nuked
    On this jolly holiday
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    Christmas at Ground Zero--"Weird Al" Yankovic(View Larger)