"Cupid De Locke" as written by and William Corgan....
Cupid hath pulled back his sweetheart's bow
To cast divine arrows into her soul
To grab her attention swift and quick
Or morrow the marrow of her bones be thick
With turpentine kisses and mistaken blows

See the devil may do as the devil may care
He loves none sweeter as sweeter the dare
Her mouth the mischief he doth seek
Her heart the captive of which he speaks
So note all ye lovers in love with the sound
Your world be shattered with nary a note
Of one cupids arrow under your coat

And in the land of star crossed lovers
And barren hearted wanderers
Forever lost in forsaken missives and Satan's pull
We seek the unseekable and we speak the unspeakable
Our hopes dead gathering dust to dust
In faith, in compassion, and in love

Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by silvertyrs, BIRDDUDE830

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  • +3
    General Commentthis is the best sp song in the world
    nietzsche_66on May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcute song...love it!
    y2doggyon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about young love specifically.
    "to cast divine arrows into her soul
    to grab her attention swift and quick
    or morrow the marrow of her bones be quick
    with turpentine kisses and mistaken blows"
    this I think is 'Cupid' trying to get to her before she loses faith in love and loses her innocence (turpentine kisses, from untrue love) and mistaken blows (from unnessecary fights that we tend to get into)
    lukewagoneeron February 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMCIS makes much more sense when listened to in the order that comes on the triple LP vinyl edition.
    this song is about falling in love, plain and simple
    mrguy6on July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe title "Cupid de Locke" is a reference to Matthew Locke (1621-1677), an English baroque composer, who wrote the score to "Cupid and Death" in 1653, a kind of ballet in which Cupid fires arrows to make people fall in love, and Death fires arrows which bring about a person's demise. They get their arrows mixed up and hilarity ensues. Two men are fighting a duel and instead of killing each other, they fall in love and start dancing! Sadly, young lovers are killed. A man falls in love with a monkey. Eventually, order is restored.

    The style of music in the SP song is similar to the baroque. Matthew Locke was the mentor of Henry Purcell who is much more famous.

    I suppose the title roughly means "Locke's Cupid".
    fredsmithon July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love all the romeo and juliet references...very nice
    Ethilienon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery time I'm listening to a Pumpkins song, that song is the greatest song ever created. This is no exception. Billy is God.
    Skaman2on August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definately one of my favourites. it's pretty and has a nice melody to it. the lyrics definately make it the best.
    Neroon March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery cute words. ah romance.
    Rocklovinggirlon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite part is when billy says
    and in the land of star crossed lovers
    and barren hearted wanderers ...
    at the end
    granola brinkon April 21, 2003   Link

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