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

Original Song Title:

"You've Got A Friend"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

James Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"You've Got The Bends"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

When you're down in the water
and you try to come up too fast
and suddenly, oh, you're not feeling right.
You close your eyes and wonder
if you'll make it to fresh air
Or if you'll even make it through the night.

Then you call out God's name,
and you wonder where He is
You want Him to hurry,
And make you feel better again.
You feel like you took a hard fall,
You surfaced too fast, that's all
And it's not gonna kill you, no, no, no,
You've got the bends.

If the sky above you
should start swirling round and round,
and that ocean current
seems out of control,
Keep your head together,
and for goodness sake, slow down.
Take your time so your body can adjust.

You just don't be in a rush,
and when you get to the boat,
You'll go running to the decompression chamber again!
Winter, spring, summer and fall
It's you're best friend of all,
and you'll be there again soon, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Hey, ain't it torture
when you've got the bends?

The water can be so cold.
And the pressure can hurt you.
The sharks will take your life if you let them.
Oh yeah, but don't you let them.

Yeah, you call out God's name,
and you wonder where He is
You want Him to hurry,
And make you feel better again.
You feel like you took a hard fall,
You surfaced too fast, that's all
And it's not gonna kill you, no, no, no,
You've got the bends.

You've got the bends.
Ain't it torture when you've got the bends.
Ain't it torture when you've got the bends.
You've got the bends.
2004 Michael W. McVey

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Meriadoc - June 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Great minds think alike? Now we don't feel so bad about being the second to do "Nose/Horn" ;-)

http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/jamestaylor13.shtml
Adagio - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, MM! 5's
Johnny D - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Man, it must really suck when a diver's blood turns to nitrogen seltzer! Good job, MM.
Michael McVey - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Meriadoc, I went and saw your version of this, and I think you actually did better than I. -- MM
Steven Cavanagh - June 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't short change yourself, Mike. Yours was no fizzer.
Rod Worden - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
That does it, from now on I'm taking my time getting out of the hot tub! Very good, Michael, 5s.

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