The Toxic Waltz

Album: Fabulous Disaster (1989)
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  • Here's a new dance craze that's sweeping the nation
    It's called the toxic waltz and it's causing devastation
    You're jumping up and down like a psycho circus clown
    Slamming with waltzers all the way around
    You get caught up in the whip
    You're thrown into a flip
    You aim for someone's head
    To stain the floor red
    Give someone a kick
    To prove you're truly sick
    Bounce back from some blows
    And blood runs out your nose

    Flailing round and round
    And you're injury bound
    Waltz it up!
    The pit is it!
    You can take your chance
    On this rough new dance
    If you dare!
    To dive in!
    There are some that try
    But they won't survive
    They don't hit!
    'Cause they're wimps!
    And this exercise
    Helps you brutalize
    With us!

    Everybody's doin' the toxic waltz
    Kick your friend in the head and have a ball
    Come on and do the toxic waltz
    And slam your partner against the wall
    Everybody's doin' the toxic waltz
    Good friendly violent fun in store for all
    Get up off your ass and toxic waltz
    If you hit the floor you can always crawl!

    Used to do the monkey, but now it's not cool
    The twist and mash potato are no exception to the rule
    So don't be a dunce and dance like a runt
    Just throw your elbows with good friendly violent fun
    Don't start to cry
    If you get a black eye
    Just dive back in
    And give another try
    But too much action
    May leave you in traction
    So you better get insurance
    No matter your endurance!

    Flailing round and round
    And you're injury bound
    Waltz it up!
    The pit is it!
    You can take your chance
    On this rough new dance
    If you dare! Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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