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Song Parodies -> "Silly Dance"

Original Song Title:

"The Safety Dance"

Original Performer:

Men Without Hats

Parody Song Title:

"Silly Dance"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

This parody is an ode to that much-maligned Olde English folk tradition - Morris dancing! Here in the UK it's basically a form of social suicide to admit that you indulge in this quaint activity. An example of it can be found here. (Although I will admit these guys are possibly the most uncoordinated bunch I've ever seen - they're just the only ones I could find with the hankies rather than the sticks. I'm sure there are better around, if you're *really* interested.)

And here's a link to the original song - well, it had to be that one, didn't it..?
You can dance if you want to
Dance with us at the weekends
But your friends might see, and if your friends see, well they
Might be ex-friends
‘Cause… what we dance is the Morris
A tradition long and proud
And we can all get our kicks from dancing with sticks
But we don’t say that out loud

(Silly dance!) Oh yeah!

Strap some bells to your ankles
Wear your pants above the knee
And now you look just grand, really can’t understand
Why nobody takes us seriously
Now… take the rags from your pockets
Show you what we do with those
We wave them in the air as if we couldn’t care
So never use them to blow your nose

So…see us dance, silly dance
You should come give it a try
Yes we dance, silly dance
Wave your dignity goodbye
We will dance, silly dance
Don’t you ever call us buffoons
We’ll just dance, silly dance
Whack you on the head with balloons… ooooh

Silly dance
What a silly dance
It’s a silly dance

Never thought you would see it
Freely done by grown adults
It’s got a certain charm we don’t do any harm
In happy little dance-y cults
Y’see… we all dance ‘cause we want to
Not embarrassed or afraid
And if you just don’t get it, well we don’t let it -
Rain on our parade

And so… we will dance, silly dance
Jumping and prancing around
Yes we dance, silly dance
Making our jingly sound
Watch us dance, silly dance
Beating up the fella in black
As we dance, silly dance
Synchronised Morris attack! Ahhhhh…

It’s a silly dance
So let’s silly dance
And give it a chance
It’s our silly dance – oh!
We’re gonna take a stance
Gonna silly dance – yeah!
We’ll leap and prance
In silly pants
It’s our last chance
To do a silly dance
Go on, silly dance
Our silly dance!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Callmelennie - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I'll rate this high if I want to. Might even give you fives... Cause some folks may may agree; but if they disagree then they ... won't give you fives
WCJ - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Well, I guess all kind of dances are safe, except for the "Tango of Death" lol! ;-) But a dance such as your parody describes would surely be silly! :-D Great Job! 555!
2Eagle - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Good song to dance to. How about the Macarena and Lambada.
Rob Arndt - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
And I, 2, 3, 4...555!!!
Meriadoc - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I wonder if Phil will weigh in on this one - for some reason I can imagine him Morris dancing! :D
AFW - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
The dance is evidently lots of fun..and you inject that in your parody
Peregrin - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
This was great! My friend's ex-wife used to Morris Dance and we all thought, know. As the parody said :)

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