Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cupid

The recent telco advert and Amy Winehouse's recent single gave me interest to dig more on Cupid. Though, some beliefs or religions do not believe in Cupids. However, we can't help but to believe in Love.

Modern reinterpretations of the Cupid character may leave off traditional details of the character, but the character's main purpose generally remains to help or make people fall in love or possibly engage in physical intimacy.

In the Roman version, Cupid was the son of Venus (goddess of love) and Mars (god of war). In the Greek version he was named Eros and seen as one of the primordial gods (though other myths exist as well). Cupid was often depicted with wings, a bow, and a quiver of arrows. When his mother got extremely jealous of the princess Psyche, who was so loved by her subjects that they forgot to worship Venus, she ordered Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the vilest thing in the world. When Cupid saw Psyche, however, he was so overcome by her astounding beauty that he dropped an arrow on his foot, and so fell in love with her himself. More info on Cupid can be found here



"Cupid" by Amy Winehouse

Cupid,
Draw back your bow
I am begging your arrow flow
Straight to my lover´s heart
For me, nobody but me

You better, please,
Hear my cry
And then your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart
For me.

I don't want to bother you
But I'm in distress
As danger love is losing
All my happiness
Oh, I love a man
Who doesn't know I exist
And this you can fix,

So Cupid
Draw back your bow
And lay your arrow flow
Straight to my lover´s heart
For me, nobody but me

Cupid
Please hear my cry
I am begging your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart
For me.

Now, if your arrow makes
His love strong for me I swear
I'm gonna love him
Until eternity

I know between the both of us
His heart we can steal
You can help me if you will

So, cupid
Draw back your bow
And let your arrow flow
Straight to my lover's heart
For me, nobody but me

Cupid, please hear my cry
And then your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart
For me
Yeah yeah yeah cupid

Oh oh cupid I love him love him

2 comments:

ruzzlan2312 said...

Nice voice and a talented singer, good musicians, fine recordings and I listen to Cupid and Will you still love me tomorrow.

Stylish Goddess said...

Nice arrangements!