"Cupid's Chokehold" as written by Richard Davies and Roger Hodgson....
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da
Ba ba da da

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)
Not much of a girlfriend
I never seem to get a lot (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

It's been some time since we last spoke
This is gonna sound like a bad joke
But, mama, I fell in love again
It's safe to say I have a new girlfriend

And I know it sounds so old
But Cupid got me in a choke hold
And I'm afraid I might give in
Towels on the mat, my white flag is wavin'

I mean, she even cooks me pancakes
And Alka-seltzer when my tummy aches
If that ain't love, then I don't know what love is

We even got a secret handshake
And she loves the music that my band makes
I know I'm young, but if I had to choose her or the sun
I'd be one nocturnal son of a gun

(ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)
Not much of a girlfriend
I never seem to get a lot (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)
Not much of a girlfriend
I never seem to get a lot (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

It's been awhile since we talked last, and I'm tryin' hard not to talk fast
But, dad, I'm finally thinkin' I may have found the one
Type of girl that will make you way proud of your son

And I know you heard the last song
About the girls that didn't last long
But I promise this is on a whole new plane
I can tell by the way she says my name (ba ba da da)

I love the way she calls my phone
She even got her very own ring tone
If that ain't love, then I don't know what love is (ba ba da da)

It's gonna be a long drive home, but I know as soon as I arrive home
And I open the door, take off my coat, and throw my bag on the floor
She'll be back in my arms, into my arms once more for sure like
(ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba)

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)
Not much of a girlfriend
I never seem to get a lot (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

She's got a smile that would make the most senile
Annoying old man bite his tongue
I'm not done
She's got eyes comparable to sunrise
And it doesn't stop there
Man, I swear
She's got porcelain skin; of course she's a ten
And now she's even got her own song
But movin' on
She's got the cutest laugh I ever heard
And we can be on the phone for three hours
Not sayin' one word
And I would still cherish every moment
And when I start to build my future, she's the main component
Call it dumb, call it luck, call it love, or whatever you call it, but
Everywhere I go, I keep her picture in my wallet like here

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)
Not much of a girlfriend
I never seem to get a lot (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)

Take a look at my girlfriend
She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)
Not much of a girlfriend
I never seem to get a lot (ba ba da da, ba ba da da)


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"Cupids Chokehold" as written by Roger Hodgson Richard Davies

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI think that watching the music video for this song really makes a difference in how the song is interpreted. Reading through the other comments, nobody else really said what I think this song is about, so I though I'd throw in my two cents.

    The song starts off talking about how he fell in love with this girl. She cooks him pancakes, gives him alka seltzer, and what-not. He says it's love, but gives somewhat empty examples, and sure enough, it ends up not working out.
    At this point, he finds a new girl, and falls in love with her, citing such evidence as "she even got her very own ringtone." That is just about the hollowest excuse for love I've ever heard. Just like the first relationship, this one doesn't work out either.
    Then comes the 3rd girl. For this one, the mood of the song changes. He talks about more significant things, and has a lot more to say about her. She seems to mean a lot more to him than the other two girls. Also, he doesn't call it love. INstead of saying something along the lines of "I'm in love" he basically says "I don't care what you call it, but there's something there." The song also slows down, and has a more romantic and serious feel to it, whereas the rest of the song is kinda upbeat and almost playfully sarcastic in ways.
    Another thing to note is Cupid. For the first two women, cupid influenced the relationship by getting this guy to fall for the girls. In the third, Cupid didn't get a chance. If you watch the video, Cupid was about to make another attempt at true love, but the guy starts talking to the other girl first, indiciating that this love wasn't forced.
    So basically, what I'm trying to say is that this song is about trying to force love. More and more, it seems as if young people enter a relationship, and convince themselves that this is the one. They dedicate themselves completely to that person, and say they found true love, and all that. They don't know what actual love is, and give up everything. People are losing virginity at younger ages, and have sex with more people, because they think they found someone who is worth more than everyone else, and do things they really shouldn't do. Then, because it is just another fling, it ends up falling apart, and then they go their separate ways, and find someone else whot hey fall in love with. This song is about a guy who enters relationships thinkign they're the real deal, but in the end, finds a girl who actually is different. He tries forcing love, and makes a girl out to be more than she really is. It's a warnign to not do that, because it never works out. If you want real love, you have to hold back and let it happen. Be patient, and wait for the right person.
    Shutyourmouth2on November 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, im pretty sure he isn't being serious when he talks about this girl. Its full of sarcasm.

    "she even got her very own ringtone"
    now come on.. schlep isn't shallow, and that's got to be about the shallowest definition of "love" i've ever heard. so, he's obviously making a bit of fun of that kind of situation... maybe people that think they're in love with every new person they meet, or whatever the situation is. it fits alot of cases... and its hilarious.
    gandhirooton October 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the part about the ringtone, pancakes, etc are underrated.

    to me, its more about the smaller things in life. Those are all small things that you could totally look over, but underneath...they do mean something.
    Chelseaon January 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is SOOO good. Gym Class Heroes are soo god and they are truly one of the most unique groups out there. I think this song is about a new girlfriend and that sometimes things are rough but in the end its the litlle things that count and it makes everything work out. Amazing.
    singergrl89on March 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is so cute. I think the chorus is very telling about this guy's previous relationships. The first things that come to his mind when he describes his girlfriend is that he's being monogamous for once and that they don't have a lot of sex. But he's fallen so completely in love with this girl, and every little moment in their relationship makes him love her more, that she makes him not even care about all that.
    MisterTTGon April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's addicted to his girlfriend and nothing is ever awkward with her, and he'd do anything for her and she's everyhting he has, but I don't understand the part where it says, "i never seem to get a lot". That throws me off.
    xx prescribed pillson May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat concerts Travis dedicates this one to kelly clarkson.
    SLATEon May 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsee i don't think this is about a girl who he's actually in love with. i think she's exactly like all the other girls that never worked out. it seems he tries to describe himself as someone who is in love wiht the concept of love and even though eh says this one is different shes not much of a girlfriend and he never seems to get a lot.
    PoorMansSuperman49on May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh and the part that pat sings is from an ABBA song.
    PoorMansSuperman49on May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNO THAT IS NOT FROM ABBA!!!! the chorus is from supertramp's "breakfast in america", sheesh!
    speei219on June 09, 2005   Link

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