Dance This Mess Around

Album: The B-52's (1979)
  • Remember when you held my hand
    Say, remember when you were my man
    Walk, talk in the name of love
    Before you break my heart
    Think it over
    Roll it over in your mind

    Why don't you dance with me?
    I'm not no Limburger
    Why don't you dance with me?
    I'm not no Limburger

    Oh say, why don't you dance with me?
    I'm not no Limburger
    Just a limber girl
    Just a limber girl
    Just a limber girl
    Just a limber girl

    Dance this mess around
    Dance this mess around, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round

    Everybody goes to parties
    They dance this mess around
    They do all sixteen dances
    They do the Shu-ga-loo
    Do the Shy Tuna
    Do the Camel Walk
    Do the Hip-O-Crit

    Ah, hippy hippy forward
    Hippy hippy hippy hippy hippy shake
    Oh, it's time to do 'em right

    Hey, so doesn't that make you feel a whole lot better, huh? (Huh?)
    Say, doesn't that make you feel a lot better?
    What you say?
    Well, I'm just askin'

    Come on
    Shake
    Ooh, oh oh (shake)
    Shake
    Ooh, oh oh (shake)
    Shake
    Ooh, oh oh

    Everybody goes to parties
    They dance this mess around
    They do all sixteen dances
    They do Coo-ca-choo
    Do the Aqua Velva
    Do the Dirty Dog
    Do the Escalator

    Ah, hippy hippy forward
    Hippy hippy hippy hippy hippy shake
    Oh, it's time to do 'em right

    Hey, so Fred, doesn't that make you feel a whole lot better? (Huh?)
    Say, doesn't that make you feel a lot better?
    What you say?
    Well, I'm just askin'

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Stop, dance on over
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Dance, dance this mess around
    Dance this mess around
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Dance this mess around
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Writer/s: Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., SENTRIC MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Ron from Atlanta, GaI love this song and it holds up very well in 2020. When I first heard this song on Saturday Night Live in 1979 as a freshman in high school, I was completely unprepared for Cindy Wilson shouting WHY DON'T YOU DANCE WITH ME? I thought it was a joke but it was perfect performance art.
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