Albuquerque (11:23)

Cover of Running With Scissors

From Running With Scissors and 4 other releases

“Albuquerque” is the last song of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Running with Scissors album. At 11 minutes and 22 seconds, it is the longest song Yankovic has ever released on any of his official studio albums.
With the exception of the choruses and occasional bridges, the track is mostly a spoken word narration about Yankovic’s made-up life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after winning a first-class one-way airplane ticket to the city. The song appears to mimic “Dick’s Automotive” by The Rugburns and may be one of his “style parodies”.


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  • khardman51


    13 Oct 8:43pm Reply
  • Hunter_Zombie

    My second favourite song about Alberquerque

    7 Mar 9:26pm Reply
  • Positive-Hearts

    I was having the worst day at work last week, when I saw a New Mexico license plate in the parking lot. I instantly started singing Albuquerque to myself and to my great amazement I could still recite every word after all these years. Needless to say, thanks to Al I was greatly cheered up and able to finish out the rest of the day with a smile on my face.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • luciferdemonio

    everyone loves al

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Helawolf

    Hey, you got weasels on your face.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Helawolf

    I love how he has a song named after the city I am currently residing in.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Helawolf

    I like sauerkraut with my goulash.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Harley--Quinn

    No-one likes sauerkraut.

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • X37V1990

    i like sauerkraut.

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • EK_Koloktos


    7 May 2012 Reply
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    1 May 2012 Reply
  • DerekBowie


    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • MattAurand

    Damn, I used to be able to recite this ENTIRE SONG way back. Seriously.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • BobRozga

    dick's automotive.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • wack1985

    wow.. sharing the same piece of mint dental floss? sacrilege! eww

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • DaHalpinator

    ohh, i hate it when i'm right!

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • poppunknerd182

    I even made employee of the month after I put out that grease fire with my face.

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • MisterRobbie

    You weren't going to use quantum physics for anything.

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • NC_STeeler33

    I memorized every word to this song back when I was 12 years old. I still love it, but I wonder how many valuable brain cells that is taking up in my brain where I could have learned quantum physics or something.

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Rissacakes

    "...and he gave me a colonic irrigation, you better believe it!"

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
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