By LISA SUENNEN & MATTHEW HOLT
Yesterday it was Fortune’s 40 under 40, and a lot of great people, most of whom I thought were much older or at least seem to have been around a while, got listed in the health care section–including Andre Blackman, Ambar Bhattacharyya & Julia Cheek. Lisa Suennen (@venturevalkyrie) and I got into a Twitter exchange about whether we were eligible for the under 40 category or for that matter the category above that. The answer was, amazingly, “no”. Somehow she came out with the line that “we are old”. Knowing her love for 80s pop, I reminded her that this was the inverse of the first line of the Pat Benatar classic “Love is a Battlefield.” Somehow this ended up in us tweeting a new set of lyrics for that song to each other all day. Of course I feel compelled to share them with you. I encourage you to play the video below and sing along!
We are oldWheelchair to wheelchair we sit….No Promise ring, yes DependsDon’t want my age revealed
Before LongThey will all sing our swan songScans of our hearts show something wrongBoth of us slowing..Don’t want my age revealed
Ads begging me to Ro Then making me pay Why do my knees hurt so bad?It would help me to know Should I stand a different way? My hip hurts too, I might add
Deceive me Relieve me It just makes me cry But I’m trapped on this sofa and Pushing my Philips LifeLine
We are old Wheelchair to wheelchair we sit…. No Promise ring, yes Depends Don’t want my age revealed…
Before LongThey will all sing our swan songScans of our hearts show something wrongBoth of us slowing..DONT want my age revealed
When I lose bladder controlWill you turn me around?Or just give me a ride,and because we are old,will I remember your name,or just say you’re “some guy”?
But as we get much older I will need geritol And if my heart surrenders Paddles, you’ll need to hold
We are old. Walker to walker we stand. Hey you kids – Get off my Land. Loving my early bird meal.
We are oldWalker to walker we stand.Hey you kids -Get off my Land.Muffin tops showingLoving my early bird meal.