LAKE PENNSYLVANIA

I've come up with a daring plan for our economy
The work would make good jobs and be a spur to industry
With drills and high explosives it'd be a piece of cake
Let's sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake

   Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
   It'd make a bunch of beaches for all the tourists' sake
   We'd have a riviera just north of Baltimore
   On old Lake Pennsylvania -- the country's newest shore

It's close to the Atlantic, there's not much to tear down
We'd move Philly to South Jersey and then let Pittsburgh drown
I know folks would be angry, but soon they would agree
When they eat tuna netted where Altoona used to be

   Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
   Although the Pennsylvania Dutch are bound to bellyache
   Just hanging off Lake Erie and too large to ignore
   It's old Lake Pennsylvania -- with Scranton out the door

Both New York and Ohio and West Virginia too
Could add new ports and lush resorts to soak the well-to-do
The region's ecosystem could sure use the relief
With civil war memorials turned into coral reefs

   Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
   It might just happen anyway the next time there's a quake
   Sure, we'd lose some livestock, but as I said before
   We'd get Lake Pennsylvania -- with waterslides galore

There's flooding in the bible, and that is good advice
Holland does it often; Hell, Johnstown tried it twice
And if it proves successful and works the way we think
Then Kansas or New Mexico could be the next to sink

   Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake
   We could always dry it out if we've made a mistake
   We'd leave the Alleghenys for islands and what's more
   We'd get Lake Pennsylvania -- Lake Pennsylvania
   We'd get Lake Pennsylvania -- the country's newest shore

Like some new Atlantis that we learned how to make
Lets sink Pennsylvania and then put in a lake