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Stupid Cupid





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Mick writes:

A friend of mine once wrote a song which was accepted to be recorded by Connie Francis. He and his co-writer flew over to New York to sort out the publishing, where they were surprised to find new names that they'd never heard of added to the credits. Quelle surprise. I don't think the song ever got released.

This Connie Francis song however was written by the great Neil Sedaka and the lyricist Howard Greenfield. And Connie was, if you didn't know, a huge name in the 50s and 60s with hits such as 'Among My Souvenirs'. And still going now I think.

So here, in my tradition of unlikely songs given a blues rock treatment, is the classic 'Stupid Cupid'. I like it - I think it rocks. Hope you enjoy.
































































Mick Clarke - 'Stupid Cupid' Stupid Cupid you're a real mean guy
I'd like to clip your wings so you can't fly
I'm in love and it's a crying shame
And I know that you're the one to blame
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me

I can't do my homework and I can't think straight
I meet her every morning 'bout half past eight
I'm acting like a lovesick fool
You've even got me carrying your books to school
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me

You mixed me up right from the very start
now go play Robin Hood with somebody else's heart

You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
But since I kissed her loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me

Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me

Songwriters: Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Stupid Cupid lyrics © Universal Music - Careers, Emi Longitude Music, Screen Gems-emi Music Inc