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Song Parodies -> "Should've Stretched First"

Original Song Title:

"Surfin' Bird"

Original Performer:

The Trashmen

Parody Song Title:

"Should've Stretched First"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

Remember to stretch before working out! Original Song:
A-well-a, everybody told to feel the burn
Big, thick arms I want to earn
A-well-a, I don’t need to lift small weights first
A-well-a, now it hurts, man I should’ve stretched first
A-well-a, man it hurts, way too much burn
A-well-a, my arms hurt, don’t know what I pulled
A-well-a, it hurts, got called a girl
A-well-a, spotter sucks, should’ve stretched first
A-well-a, hurts so much, well it can’t get much worse
A-well-a, it hurts, laughed at by girls
A-well-I know they say I should stretch first
Something really hurts, I don’t know what I pulled
A-well-a, it hurts, it’s too much burn

A-well-a, everybody heard about the burn
Now they think I am a nerd
A-well-a, muscles’ pulled, oh man this hurts
A-well-a, had to lift the big weight first
A-well-a, this hurts, it’s too much burn
A-well-a, my arms hurt, helped by a girl
A-well-a, now the guys know I’m a nerd
A-well-a, should have done the small weights first
A-well-a, man this hurts, had to feel burn
A-well-I know they say I should stretch first
Well, something really hurts, what did I pull!?
A-well-a, it hurts, it’s too much burn
A-well-it hurts!

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, oooowww!!!

pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-heard me scream OW!
They all heard me scream OW!

I’m in big trouble now, I’m in big trouble now
Then I screamed really loud, they all heard me scream OW!
Big trouble now, cause I screamed really loud
They are all laughing now, why won’t they help me out?
I can’t lift my arms now, they are all laughing now
Someone call mom-please help me out!
I’m in big trouble now, they heard me scream OW!
They’re all laughing now, they’re gonna throw me out
They won’t help out, they are forming a crowd

Leaving the gym now, cause they heard me scream out
I just had to work out, had to work out
But it didn’t work out, didn’t work out
They all laughed at me so I’ll leave right now
Way too much weight-no one helped out
Call my mom now, papa will throw me out
Wanted to just work out, they threw me out
Well, I don’t know what I pulled
Well, everybody says that you have to stretch first
A-well-this burn, burn, this burn it hurts

But I forgot how, then I had to scream out
They all formed a big crowd, they are all laughing now
I can’t ask a girl out, cause she heard me scream OW!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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 4   1
 5   7

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Jeff Reuben - August 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought about this song, being in the time period for the contest and wondered if anyone would parody it. It's not a stretch to say you did a great job with it!
Matthias - August 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Don't want to burn you so I'll say this was fantastic and I'm really happy that you parodied this song for the competition. Simply because it's the craziest song from this half-decade of music.
Porfle Popnecker - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I hope you stretched before you wrote all that!
Andria - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages Round 1, 2011) Love the wild and crazy OS and love the concept. It didn't seem perfect as far as pacing (but I do have to say this one is difficult for most parody-writers to pace perfectly), but it was great otherwise and quite singable. 4-5-5.
Matthias - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
It's hard to pace a song this wild and crazy perfectly so you were close enough on that. This one looked impossible to pull off but you did it with flying colors. Fantastic job!
Christie Marie M - September 10, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages R1 '11) Wow, you hit the nail on the pacing with this one. As Matt said, it's pretty hard to pace such a wild and crazy song. This could go very well with my "I Got Bruised Legs" parody. Oh, well. (Singing) "A-well-a jive, jive, jive, you got good vibes! A-well-a 5s-5s-5s, A. Skelding's got three 5's!"
Christie Marie M - September 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh, btw, I can imagine Peter Griffin singing that kind of song because as overweight and out of shape as he is, his arms would likely hurt.
Agrimorfee - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow, a fantastic job on a song with only 3 original lines!
Blaydeman - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) Wow! The difficulty level of this OS is ridiculous, kudos for a great write. Pacing was a bit off, but can't fault you on this one.
Arwen - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Ages...yeah, I absolutely couldn't have ever done this OS, so kudos just for that. The lyrics made me smile, too...nice work!
D-Mon - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Whoa! That's all that can be said. Good job!
bobpiecheese - September 21, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages3) Major kudos for tackling this OS, and holy mother of balls YOU PULLED IT OFF. Fantastic parody, pacing was completely on the mark (as far as I can tell, given the nature of the OS), just all around brilliant. 555 is the word!

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