"Stupid" as written by Thomas Allan Flowers, Douglas James Eldridge, Richard C. Ivanisevich and Fred Roger Jr. Nelson....
Night lift up the shades let in the brilliant light of morning
But steady me now for I am weak and starving for mercy
Sleep has left me alone to carry the weight of unraveling where we went wrong
It's all I can do to hang on, to keep me from falling into old familiar shoes

[Chorus]
How stupid could I be
A simpleton could see
That you're no good for me
But you're the only one I see

Love has made me a fool set me on fire and watched as I floundered
Unable to speak except to cry out and wait for your answer
But you come around in your time speaking of fabulous places create
An oasis that dries up as soon as you're gone
You leave me here burning in this desert without you

[Chorus]

Everything changes everything falls apart
I can't stand to feel myself losing control
In the depth of my senses I know

[Chorus: x2]


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"Stupid" as written by Douglas James Eldridge Thomas Allan Flowers

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    General CommentHow stupid could I be? Can't be the only one who asked this question in the history of mankind...
    emuInAmuumuuon May 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing... Sarah has some of the most dead-on points in her songs...

    This particular one really has meaning for me, because I am going through a particularly tough time with the father of my unborn child... I love him dearly, and I only want to be with him, but he's very immature and keeps distancing himself... He'll tell me he loves me one day, and then ignore me for 5. It's like the whole bit from the song

    "... except to cry out
    and wait for your answer
    but you come around in your time
    speaking of fabulous places
    create an oasis
    dries up as soon as you're gone..."

    Despite my feelings for him, he may not be the best thing for me now.
    AngelofBradley1on February 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that this song is about wanting something that you know is bad for you...
    yenon March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the first Sarah one I ever heard. I think it's not so much about cheating (remember, Sarah draws from emotional inspiration and if I'm not mistaken, she's happily married), but wanting what you know is bad for you.

    "But you come around in your time, speaking of fabulous places, create an oasis that dries up as soon as you're gone, you leave me here burning", these lines express how she feels about...hmmm. I'm really not sure how to put it into words, althoug I know what I want to say. But this song definitely isn't about cheating. I think it's a bit about remorse, actually. Remorse and naiveity. Favourite Line:

    "love has made me a fool, set me on fire and watched as I floudered"

    God, that's such beautiful poetry.
    freedom_session89on May 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteveryone is saying how this boy is no good for her, but she is love struck and nothing anyone can do will change that, she knows he is no good but she cant help but love him anyways.
    hollie18on December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song just kind of shows how people tend to fall into their old habits. How people are stupid enough to settle with second best and stay with someone like that. You are better off on your own. I was lucky enough to realize this at a young age, but a lot of people I know go through this viscious cycle. But they tend to stick with what's easiest...but not smart...
    myztikalspyrilon June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really only like the chorus in the this song, but it's a
    definately one with a message.

    After seeing the music video, I'd've thought it was about cheating . . .
    Amatoryon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it is about breaking up with someone you love so much, and all you want is to have them back even though deep down you know its not going to work - "sleep has left me alone
    to carry the weight of unraveling where we went wrong"
    "love has made me a fool,
    set me on fire and watched as i floundered
    unable to speak
    except to cry out
    and wait for your answer
    but you come around in your time
    speaking of fabulous places
    create an oasis
    dries up as soon as you're gone
    you leave me here burning
    in this desert without you"

    Those are my favourite lines, because when we broke up all i wanted was to be with him, and he knew that. so he saw me when "he" wanted to, and it made it all better for the couple of hours he was there, then when he left it was 10 times worse.

    this song to me sums up exactly how i felt when my boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me. i love it.
    jaffa3039on June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch beautiful poetry as said. I just love it, it relates to me so much. When I'm down so low, I need to hear this song or Fallen. My favourite lines are :
    "Love has made me a fool,
    set me on fire and watched as i floundered"
    because I feel that I try so hard, but I seem to mess up and then I burn in my depression.
    cay15on July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's kinda hard to understand what it's really about after watching the video. but i think the idea some of you have about falling into doing the same things over again and kinda of feeling...."stupid" for falling into that trap again. anyway, it's probably the best song on her afterglow cd.
    fixyouon July 30, 2005   Link

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