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Christmas At Ground Zero

on Polka Party!

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
full 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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

jazz vocals
ensemble horns
piano accompaniment
a swing feel
rock n' roll roots
funny lyrics

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timtigerz
we getting NUKED
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timtigerz
its humaty alright in 1965 during WWR2 in japan and a nuke in radion :D
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Agreed.
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So, with that in mind, this song is about a dude who is celebrating Christmas as nuclear war breaks out (presumably between the USA and USSR, back when the USSR was a thing) and trying to make the best of the situation. Ground Zero (after Hiroshima and Nagasaki) became the term for where the absolute worst damage from a nuclear strike took place. If anything, referring to the Twin Towers as 'Ground Zero' was going too far, but don't blame Weird Al for something that happened 15 years after this.
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I seriously hope the people who think this song is in reference to 9/11 are just trolling, because otherwise, the historical ignorance is almost too much to bear. 'Ground Zero' was a term coined in 1945 in reference to the exact spot where the first nuke would land. Weird Al Yankovic made this song in the 1980's, when we were still in the middle of the Cold War with Russia, and every single person on Earth thought we were one Big Red Button push from planet-wide nuclear oblivion.
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thesanborns
Ow s**t ground zero!



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@Write2ryanb e a m ,

Polka Party was released in 1986.
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The number of people here who think that 9/11 coined the term ground zero is depressing.
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Da funny best all over youtube
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write2ryanbe a m
Otherwise he was going just a bit too far.
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write2ryanbe a m
I am just hoping he wrote this before 9/11
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write2ryanbe a m
So sad...
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What the heck is wrong with Al? He's officially gone crazy.
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Hilarious!
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cameronbomb
so thats why raindeer fly (first coment so please think nice things) 8)
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hah
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This is MY ideal Christmas!
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ryanr365
FIRST COMMENT! Let's dodge debris while we trim the tree underneath the mushroom cloud!

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