Tom Cunliffe
Songwriter





Lyrics 





I’ve Been Bitten by an Old White Man

Template for Love 



Adam ate the apple

But Eve took the lashes

Fascinating that we’re still attached

To this parable

Fixed at the hip to this ridiculous shit

There’s no faith in equality

‘Cos God’s got a monopoly

On all that’s right and all that’s wrong

Who comes first and who comes last

Whose ceiling’s made of glass

And who we choose to screw  


We all know who to blame  

For this societal disease

Tie a weight around my knees

And toss me to the sea

Put a bullet in my brain

Like a zombie bit my hand

Run me over in a van

Before I get a chance to change

Into an old white man





I’ve been bitten, I’ve been bitten

I’ve been bitten by an old white man

I’ve been bitten, I’ve been bitten

I’ve been bitten by an old white man



Like a cocoon fuming at the butterfly

The aging generations

Like to crucify millennials

For a narcissistic lot with toxic priorities

We get a lot of grief

Sticking up for minorities  

And all we’ve heard are fighting words

Sneering lips, peering eyes

The revolution will be streamed

While they fumble with their TV screens 




We all know who to blame  

For this societal disease

Tie a weight around my knees

And toss me to the sea

Put a bullet in my brain

Like a zombie bit my hand

Run me over in a van

Before I get a chance to change

Into an old white man



I’ve been bitten, I’ve been bitten

I’ve been bitten by an old white man

I’ve been bitten, I’ve been bitten

I’ve been bitten by an old white man