"That Bug Bit Me" as written by and Dicky/albert Barrett....
That bug bit me,
I'll admit
Stunned, it took a while to hit
But when it hit me,

I was bit
Shit, I came clean with it
No match, who am I
No match, who am I, so why try to deny it

Just a regular guy, who won't even try it
The bug's been around
Since time began
It's bitten bigger

Badder bastards than the one I am
It can cripple
And it can paralyze
When I felt it's tooth

I told the truth to my surprise
I saw the bug and I gotta say
Ah I tried to get away
I tried to run,

I tried to fight
But the bug was there to bite
No match, who am I?
Must respect the insect, it injects and infects

If i may interject, I love the effects
The bug's been around since time began
It's bitten bigger
Badder bastards than the one I am

It can cripple
And it can paralyze
When I felt its tooth
I told the truth to my surprise


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"That Bug Bit Me" as written by Nate Albert Dicky Barrett

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    General CommentThis song's about heroin, or some other drug that's injected.
    MetalKronicon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes - you're right... i was always wondering what this was about - like, jealousy... or stuff like that, but it seems likely about drugs... yet how's these lines explained:
    I told the truth to my surprise
    I saw the bug and I gotta say Ahh
    I tried to run, I tried to fight

    festijunkon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcould be about love, but most probally about drugs,
    Boarderdude1080on October 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat the hell theres so many goddam songs about drugs that people cant tell a song that isnt about drugs. this song is about falling in love
    duzton June 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"The bug's been around
    Since time began"

    Love has been around since time began, not drugs.

    "When I felt its tooth
    I told the truth to my surprise"

    When people are in love, they stop trying to bullshit the person, they become more honest.
    Tonefanon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut the comparison between being an addict and having no control over yourself and being in love and having that same lack of control is illustrated quite nicely by this song.
    SavageMadroxon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think is about both love and drugs, is kind of a joke.
    but he says "I came clean with it", he became honest or something like that, i guess. So that make me think is about love and not drugs.
    sorry for my english.
    LeaNon August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about having one's conscience kick in, but I definitely see the drug interpretation making sense.
    euph777on January 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDrugs? Really? Nah. Pretty much no question he's talking about "the love bug."
    ShwahnStuffon February 08, 2010   Link

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