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The Geologic Clock is a song written by Randy Rogel to be sung by Yakko in the original Animaniacs that ultimately got left on the cutting room floor. The song was meant to be about literally the "history of everything". On July 27, 2012 at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles, California, as part of a live podcast for Rob Paulsen's "Talking Toons", Randy performed it live for the first time. Randy also states that this was the hardest song he ever had to write.


What happened before history
Is still a certain mystery
From long ago when people weren't around.
Before the Prophets and Apostles,
There were ancient things called fossils,
Which reveal the hidden stories
Of the many categories
Of creatures that were here before us:
Wooly mammoth, Brontosaurus,
Even a Tyrannosaurus rex!
The geologic explanation
Of the planet Earth's creation
Is something quite amazing and complex.
Four and one half billion years ago, my friend,
In a time we call Precambrian, you see,
Some stellar gas was warmed
And the planet Earth was formed
Alone in space and empty as can be.
And then that geologic clock,
It started slowly ticking by.
A million years just disappears
In the twinkling of an eye.
Things were slowly shifting,
The continents were drifting
There were mountain ranges lifting
And four billion years went by.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ticka ticka tick-tock, tick-tock...
Along then comes the Paleozoic era. (Paleozoic?)
Out of nowhere, life just suddenly appears.
And soon there's seaweed fish and plants
And spiders, insects, ants,
In a span about three hundred million years.
And then comes next the Mesozoic era (Mesozoic!)
With a reptile population starts to grow.
That's when the dinosaurs arrived,
But none of them survived,
The last one died about seventy million years ago.
And that geologic clock,
It kept on slowly ticking by,
Now there's tiny snails and great big whales
And birds up in the sky.
The planet keeps revolving,
And new species keep evolving
In a process that's involving
Several hundred million years.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ticka ticka tick-tock, tick-tock...
We finally passed into the Cenozoic era (Cenozoic?)
And the rise of modern creatures now began.
With things like horses, goats and camels,
It's now the age of mammals
Including one new species known as man! (There goes the neighborhood!)
He walks upright and brights the night with fire.
He builds a cattle fence and then invents the wheel.
In just a couple thousand years,
He's making tools and spears,
Then building cities out of brick and steel.
And still that geologic clock,
It kept on slowly ticking by,
Pretty soon, he's on the moon
With spaceships that can fly.
Now on Earth, the human race,
We've got this whole entire place,
We still can't find a parking space!
Things keep moving, rearranging,
Life evolves and things keep changing!
(Car horns honk in rhythm)
And in a couple million years from now,
You just might get a shock,
When your great-great-great-great-grandkids
All have ears like Mr. Spock!
And you know that it was all because
That geologic clock
It takes a licking, keeps on ticking,
Yes, that dadline cotton-picking,
Geologic clock keeps ticking
By 1000, two-1000, three-1000, four-1000...
It would take me a million years to just stand that!


  • The song uses the name "Brontosaurus". Back when the show aired, Brontosaurus was acknowledged to be the same dinosaur as Apatosaurus, but then in 2015, it was discovered that they are separate dinosaurs after all.
  • Ants first appeared about 168 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era, rather than the Paleozoic Era.
    • The song also seems to imply that ants are separate from insects, when they are insects.
  • The song states none of the dinosaurs survived, since it was written back when the fact that birds are dinosaurs was still obscure. Also, it is now known (non-bird) dinosaurs died out sixty-six million years ago, as opposed to seventy million years ago.
  • Early humans made tools and spears long before inventing the wheel.
  • Episode 24 of the Animaniacs reboot would feature a song called "A Brief History of History" with similar subject matter sung by Yakko.