I won't lie and tell you that I have any idea what the "Safety Dance" lyrics mean but I know that one of the clearest indications that a song is worth it's salt is that Weird Al covers it. Midget jesters in the video don't hurt either. As a kid I used to run around the house playing the imaginary flute whilst listening to this song. 1983 - What a great year for music about dancing! Here is another with no comments necessary.