From the recording Let's Get Creative

Lyrics

If you're taking the chance to invent a new dance
And you open up your rhyming dictionary.
You'll find a phrase or maybe two that are very tried and true
To rhyme the word dance with the eloquence of Chuck Berry.
I'm not saying it's right or wrong
But you’re probably gonna write another ants in your pants dance song.

Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
If you wanna lose the bug, man you gotta cut the rug!
Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
If you want the buggies gone, you gotta get your groove on!
All across the nation, children are dancing along!
Everybody dance like there’s ants in your pants!

In the 1932s, there were Ants in My Pants blues.
In 1973 James Brown went to town and made it funky.
But those early anty ditties were never meant for little kiddies.
Then in 1984 Joe Scruggs recorded one that was funny.
And I'm not saying it's right or wrong
But now everybody's got their own ants in your pants dance song.

Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
If you want the bugs to go, let me see you shake your toe!
Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
If you wanna make ‘em flee, let me see you shake your knee!
All across the nation, children are dancing along!
Everybody dance like there’s ants in your pants!

Gary Rosen made it new, the Chenille Sisters, too.
Also Daddy A Go Go, Mr. Billy, and Johnette Downing.
Gunnar Madsen wrote his own. So did Mr. Saxophone.
If songs were water those ants would already be drowning.
And I'm not saying it's right or wrong
But there must be half a million different ants in your pants dance songs!

Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
If you want the bugs to stop, baby let me see you bop!
Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
You wanna make ‘em disappear, then you gotta shake your ear!
All across the nation, children are dancing along!
Everybody dance like there’s ants in your pants!

Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
Everybody's writing an ants in your pants dance song!
All across the nation, children are dancing along!
Everybody dance like there’s ants in your pants!