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Song Parodies -> "You've Got the Bends"

Original Song Title:

"You've Got a Friend"

Original Performer:

James Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"You've Got the Bends"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

When those nitro bubbles
They build up but were unplanned
Well nothing, whoa nothing is going right
Soon your eyes, they're absentee
And so you must prepare
To lighten up this decompression blight

You got no-one to blame
It's your fault, so you must lay claim
If you scuba, oh yeah maybe
You're risking the bends
See your lungs go really small
Over microphone you'll call
That you need air, swear, swear, swear!
You've got the bends

If the blood inside you
Should turn bad and full of gas
And you think that diving it really blows
Deep your blood will bubble and sharks will circle 'round
And soon God will be knocking upon your door

All your fun's down the drain
And you're feeling insistent pain
Your survival, on you it depends
Heaven is your next port of call
If your heart decides to stall
So you need air, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey, ain't it crap to know that you've got the bends?

Your blood it can run so cold
It's hurtin' and it's squirtin'
Be with Davy Jones in his locker
Oh yeah, where arthropods are

Squids just crawl out the brine
And you feel them ticklin' your spine
Fish are goggling
At you in your pain

Oh babe, ain't it clear that
Nitrogen narcosis sucks
Maybe survive you can do with luck
Lord, just save me from this muck
You've got the bends
You've got the bends
Ain't it crap to know you've got the bends
Ain't it crap to know you've got the bends
You've got the bends

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Guy DiRito - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good and very original. I was 'bent' over with laughter.
Adagio - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Great song! I've never seen one about this before..imaginative.
Wild Man - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Very Original you two! You know what your talking about. Would this be about one of your flatworm expepitions?
Billy Florio - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment didnt I think of it? lol
Audrey-anne - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment
very well parody!
Meriadoc - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment
We just have a talent for faking info about things we know absolutely nothing about! :-D
mandamoo - September 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Once again an excellent, well thought out parody. Congrats !
pkbites - September 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Good Lord! This is really funny. This is the kind of stuff i come to this site for. Really, really good1
Claude Prez - September 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice work under pressure.
Peregrin - September 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for the kind comments !
Diva - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Very enjoyable.
Princess of Pop - September 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Awesome! Very original subject matter - haha! The pacing is perfect. :-)
Rick D - January 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought I was first with a Garth Brooks parody about the bends. Now I know why it fizzled. You guys (gals)did it first and better.
Tim Hall - January 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Painful and great at the same time!
Michael McVey - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Gotta give you credit! --MM

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