Tom Cunliffe
Songwriter





Lyrics





It’s Gonna Be OK

Template for Love 



Isn’t it a shame

That lust and love are often such

Uncomfortable companions

Like the tortoise and the hare

The race is won but often done in such an Uninspired fashion

And I don’t want to put the lovers off

The ones who have been planning their eternity

For years



But when is settling down

Just settling for a life devoid of flame?

For a friend without the fire?

Like every metaphor for lust

Has just resorted to cliché



It might just be that I’m a little cynical at heart

It’s only getting worse

I never could believe

We’re at the centre of God’s universe










And now I’m old I can’t escape

The fact that I don’t have that much to say

If it’s important it’s happening far away

And the lines we drew in black and white

Are turning fast to grey

But I know

It’s gonna be ok

Oooh oooh oooh

Yeah I know

It’s gonna be ok




Another hundred pilot whales

Just left the sea and lay down stranded

On a beach in Golden Bay

Their navigation went awry

Or maybe they’re just tired of living

In a neo-liberal lie

I’m no psychiatrist

But they’ve seen money trickle down

To cuter animals for years 



And I’ve spent all of mine

On pricey cheese and booze and drugs

And travelling to Berlin

To wander ‘round and sing

My self-indulgences to drunks



And it feels as though we’re going back

The wind is black

They’ve laced the gloves

It’s hard to see how far we’ve come

Just remember we’ve erased

An ancient template for love



And now I’m old I can’t escape

The fact that I don’t have that much to say

If it’s important it’s happening far away

And the lines we drew in black and white

Are turning fast to grey

But I know

It’s gonna be ok

Oooh oooh oooh

Yeah I know

It’s gonna be ok