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Song Parodies -> "I Can't Bend That Way (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"

Original Song Title:

"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Four Tops

Parody Song Title:

"I Can't Bend That Way (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"

Parody Written by:

D-Mon

The Lyrics

Yoga is a very relaxing activity, but if you're new to it, it can be really hard too.
Chorus: Ooh
Sugar pie, Honey bunch
You know that I love you
I can’t bend that way
And that is all that I can say

Verse 1: Up and downwards dog (up and downwards dog)
You twist and you bend (you twist and you bend)
Forming some strange and awkward shapes (ooh)
And I’m looking for an escape (ooh)

Verse 2: When I snap my hamstring or pull my quad
You come a-running with ice
I’m tired of these yoga things (can’t bend that way)
Ain’t there somethin’ that’s just as nice? (ooh)

Chorus: Ooh
Can’t bend that way (ooh)
No! I can’t bend that way (ooh)
Oh

Verse 3: Sugar pie, Honey bunch (Sugar pie, Honey bunch)
I’m stiffer than a man should be
I can’t bend that way
I’m a fool for not stretching

Verse 4: Wanna tell you I can do it
I can do yoga, and I’ve tried
But every time I do the snake (can’t bend that way)
I get all stuck paralyzed

Bridge: When I tried that pose
Man, my body froze!
Burning in my legs
Regretting all the kegs
No matter what I say, I cannot bend that way
Huh!

Verse 5: Sugar pie, Honey bunch (Sugar pie, Honey bunch)
You know that I’ll stretch for you (stretch for you)
I can’t bend that way
And that is all that I can say

Verse 6: Sugar pie, Honey bunch (Sugar pie, Honey bunch)
I’ll go and get your mats for you (mats for you)
I can’t bend that way
So I won’t do yoga today

Outro: Sugar pie, Honey bunch (Sugar pie, Honey bunch)
You know that I love you
I can’t bend that way (ooh)
No! I can’t bend that way (ooh)
August 30, 2011.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 8

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Porfle Popnecker - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Gee, Yoga, I think Mr. Forest Ranger would like this.
Matthias - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Pretty good and a neat idea but this could have been improved by changing the "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" to something like "Yoga guy, Not too much" or something... I dunno. I did like you including the yoga positions in there but I wish you could have squeezed in a few more.
Andria - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages Round 1, 2011) Great parody and certainly one of few on AIR or elsewhere about yoga. Agreed with Matthias on changing out "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" and squeezing in more yoga positions. Going to give you a 5 for pacing, a 3 for how funny (I use that for other relevant stuff like concept, respectfulness, etc. when the parody is not intended to be humorous or combining such where there is humor, as seen here) and 4 overall.
D-Mon - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Aw, man! I wish I woulda thought of that before! Oh well, thanks Matty and Andria! And thanks to you too Porfle Popnecker!
Christie Marie M - September 10, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages R1 '11) The only time I could "bend that way" is when I either have a broken hip, or if I get my body in the juicer like Violet Beauregarde from that Willy Wonka movie. I guess no one can be an April Tatro, the famous contortionist. I've seen a lot of Yoga and Pilates when I watch Denise Austin on TV. I should be going back to it. Well, you stretched 555 joints for this ditty.
Blaydeman - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) I don't think you twisted and contorted this one enough. I think you needed to play around with the idea a little more. But it's still a pretty solid piece of parody art. Good job.
Arwen - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Ages...I dig this. And it's clear by the lyrics that you've actually tried yoga. If not, you've put my feelings into words perfectly. I HATE it. Admittedly I always feel good after I do it, but while I'm at it, I feel like an idiot, I always fall over when I'm trying to do one Warrior III or something, and I always end up with curly hair. Lame. Nice work, though. :)
Abbott Skelding - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree with Matt on the changing of "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" part to "Yoga Guy, Not So Much"...thats my only critcism to the song, nice work!
bobpiecheese - September 21, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages3) I can empathise with your pain, man, though that's less "being out of shape" and more "recovering from a nerve disease". I echo Matthias' comments with the "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" not being subbed for something, but otherwise I thought this was pretty good. Givin' you 5's is no stretch here.

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