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Song Parodies -> "I Got Bruised Legs"

Original Song Title:

"I Got You Babe"

Original Performer:

Sonny & Cher

Parody Song Title:

"I Got Bruised Legs"

Parody Written by:

Christie Marie M

The Lyrics

Wow, it’s been, like, forever since I set foot on AmIRight! And it’s also the first time in a long time that I had written a parody! I must say I’m back, for now. This is also my first attempt to participate for The Ages of Amiright contest. I was going to use “Bend Me, Shape Me”, until I found out that the OS is from the late 60’s (1967, I think). This wasn’t my first choice, but since this decade involves 1960-1965 songs, this is the only 1965 song I could come up with. This one pertains to injuries in sports and exercise, so I decided to use both topics on this one.
Thought I was tough, but should have known
Had found out, (my) physique, outgrown
Bent out of shape, a weakling; true
I skinned my knees, now I had badly bruised…

I got bruised legs
I got sprained legs

Tried out in sports, won’t make the team
Before I’ve known, opponents had me creamed
Turned out to be, a jock gone to pot
Made some klutzy moves, don’t think I had enough…

I got bruised legs
Badly bruised legs

I went jogging, hamstrings strained
Limping hard, now I’m in pain
Twisted my joints, I fall down
I used to run free, now I limp around….

Flexing real hard, I stretched too long
Worked out awry, I’ve done those moves all wrong
This fate had frazzled me; unkind
I glance those steps I can no longer climb

Injured my legs
Out of use legs

Sprained my legs, can’t move a lot
Pained my legs, hope they won’t rot
Botched my legs, I can’t roam free
Cramped my legs, I bust my knees
Flexed my legs, my joints been tight
Split my legs, I scream in fright
Stiffed; my legs, I’ll need a cane
Futile legs; confined; restrained


I got bruised legs
I sprained my legs
I got stiff legs
Invalid legs
Fitted, braced legs
Out of shape legs
I must say, this OS is a pretty easy write to spoof! Yes, this was my intention all along, to start off easy on a parody I haven't done in ages in writing.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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Old Man Ribber - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Christie Marie M - Welcome back. Nice work here, helping to make this morning a Sonny day. Thanks for Cher-ing this with us. ;D
SamuraiMaster - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh mah gawd Christie spoofed! And SM fived!
AFW - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
You still have a good leg to stand on, parody-wise
Porfle Popnecker - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
It's impossible to read this without imagining Sonny and Cher singing it.
Christie Marie M - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks lots for the welcome back, guys!! :)

OMR - Great pun for the Sonny day and Cher-ing comment! Wonder what TT would think if he ever read that one!

Samurai- OMG, Christie thanked!!

AFW - Glad to have both my legs to stand on, as a matter of fact. Thanks for v/c!
Porfle - Glad to meet ya! I meant add dual dialogs to this song, but I was trying to get over my parody slump and couldn't imagine which type of character would sing this kind of song. Nonetheless, glad you enjoyed my parody!
John Barry - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
This parody has legs.
John Jenkins - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought this was going to be about Nancy Kerrigan - which would have been good - but your self-deprecating humor (which I hope is not accurate) was probably better.
Andria - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Great work, and good to see you back. Life has been good to me, but weird and somewhat painful too... saving a more in-depth comment and my vote for when Ages of AIR starts.
Matthias - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I honestly can't hear this song without thinking of Groundhog Day (the film with Bill Murray). This was a great parody and I could totally relate (this is one of the main reasons why I don't work out that much. It hurts like HECK!!!)
Andria - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages Round 1, 2011) Great work as usual, like how the typical CMM upbeat tone seen in much of her work improves the sappy tone of the OS, and it is all-around good work. 5s.
Christie Marie M - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks lots, John & John, Andria, and Matthias! :)

John Barry - Important to have legs to stand on!

John Jenkins - Now that you mention it, Nancy Kerrigan's botched leg's very memorable, yet unfortunate. Maybe I should write this again in a Nancy Kerrigan version someday. I can use that idea in the future.

Andria - Thanks twice, friend! Glad to see your touching comments and nice to see you back also. I'm also glad you're feeling fine as well, and yes, I try to be as upbeat in my tone to improve the sappy tone of the OS. Yeah, I also remembered that day I bombed on my last parody I submitted and learned from my mistakes. Also, I'm glad you enjoyed and I'm also glad to see you participating in a parody contest again!

Matthias - I felt the same way you do when you mention thinking of that Groundhog Day movie. It will forever be in my mind when I listen to this tune. Glad you enjoyed my parody and I don't work out that much either. The only type of work out/exercise I do is walking from the PATH station to my job and back, and walking my dogs.
Blaydeman - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) It's a nice little diddy. Very enjoyable, I liked it a lot!
Arwen - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Ages...this got better for me as it went along...stumbled a bit at first, but then got totally in a groove. Liked this one a lot, as I can totally relate!!
Christie Marie M - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks lots, Blayeman and Arwen! :)

Blaydeman - Glad you enjoyed this nice little ditty. I enjoyed yours as well. :)

Arwen - Nice to see your sweet remarks that grace the site and I'm very grateful. I can see why you can totally relate. Glad you enjoyed! :)
Abbott Skelding - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Not particularly thrilled that I had to listen to the OS haha, but your lyrics went great with it and I love the title switch! Nice work!
Christie Marie M - September 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, Abbott!! :)...I can understand. Yeah, not everybody is a fan of the OS and there are people I knew of who can't stomach the song. To be honest, that wasn't my fave choice, but that's the only song from the decade I can come up with to write about athletics and sports. Nevertheless, I'm glad you took the time to read and enjoy my parody.
D-Mon - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh I know all to well of bruises as an athlete. Whew, boy do I know! That definitly gave this one a big boost with me. I loved it!
bobpiecheese - September 21, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages3) I wish my legs were only bruised...stupid Guillain–Barré syndrome...anyway, despite the awful OS (IMO, of course), this parody was pretty good. 5's for you!
Christie Marie M - November 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Very late thanks to D-Mon and Bobpie/T-COP! :)

D-Mon - Nice to share your experiences as an athlete. I myself was never an athlete. The only thing I'm athletic at is swimming and soccer.

bobpie/T-COP - Yeah, I heard about GBS...and mind you, it's no fun! However, I never had that, but I do feel bad of your condition. Also as for the OS, not everyone is a fan of this one. But glad you enjoyed my parody.

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