Cupid Stupid

Story Behind The Song

This was a collaborative effort in which three of us worked together to respond to a brief looking for music for the TV show, "Shameless" in 4 days. Martin Hanish (of Cologne, Germany) had riffs and a title: "Cupid". I wrote the lyrics and melody in one day and got them back to Martin and Melissa Vanachter (of London, UK). The music and title dictated the thoughts that produced the lyrics. The melody was the natural result of the lyrics. Melissa sang her interpretation of the song and Martin mixed it. I copyrighted it (giving due credit, of course). The song was not chosen for the brief, but the experience was worth everything.

Song Description

Woman warning Cupid to keep his arrows at bay - that she is no prime target for those arrows. Then at the end, she confesses she has indeed been shot.

Song Length 2:38 Genre Rock - General, Rap - General
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Frenetic, Anxious Subject Madly In Love, Suspicion
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

CUPID STUPID

INTRO:
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.

CHORUS 1:
Hey Cupid!

Heard you mocking my discomfort,
Hate for someone to get hurt.
Better not throw no threats yet.
Keep amour out of this.
Better not have regrets.
You can double up on that bet.
Don't want to see you let loose flying
bayonets.
When its safe to let my feeling show,
I'll double my safety net.
And you can double up on that bet.
And you can double up on that bet.

VAMP:
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
You can double up on that bet

Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
You can double up on that bet

When its safe to let my feeling show,
I'll double my safety net.

VERSE 1:
Hey Cupid, if you know me
Don't let your arrows sling.
Show me a little mercy -
Not those fantastic dreams.

Hey Cupid, if you know me,
Don't let your arrows sling.
Show me a little mercy -
Not those fantastic dreams.

VAMP:
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.


CHORUS 2 (sung with Chorus 1):
I'm not your girl next door.
I never played the part
Better not have regrets
Last thing I remember was
Don't want to see you let
loose flying bayonets
Cupid's shot right through the heart.
When it's safe to let my
feeling show,
I'll double my safety net.
And you can double up on that bet. And you can double up on that bet.
OUTTRO:
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.
Beyond the bounds of reason.

And you can double up on that bet.

Lots of stuff going on with the song. Pretty good feast for the ears. Good beat, great arrangement.

Interesting tune, very unique!I love the voice...
LC Team

Lyrics M. Caroll Shaw Music Martin Hanisch & M. Caroll Shaw & Melissa Vanachter
Producer Martin Hanisch

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