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Cupid, and Venus, Long Live Love

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:27 am
by GrimDad
Doing a bit of early morning shopping in the Grimsby ASDA today, I was certainly cheered-up by them playing a nice little song 'Cupid'. Based on the Roman god of love, who the Ancient Greeks called Eros, the song could well be a prayer common among the Romans and Ancient Greeks ?!

Cupid, by Sam Cooke

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me.
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me.

Now I don't mean to bother you but I'm in distress
There's danger of me losing all of my happiness
For I love a girl who doesn't know I exist
And this you can fix. So...

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me.
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me.

Cupid if your arrow makes a love storm for me
I promise I will lover her until eternity.
I know between the two of us her heart we can steal
Help me if you will.

Cupid draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover's heart for me.
Cupid please hear my cry
And let your arrow fly
Straight to my lover's heart for me.

Cupid, don't you hear me
Calling you
I need you
Cupid
Help me.

Listen ;

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:29 am
by Clare
:bunny:
Yes Grimdad Cupid is a nice song. Funnily I 'remember' it including some different words below - but can't find such a version so maybe I made them up myself or just imagined them ??

Cupid answer my plea
And let your arrow flee
Straight to my lover's heart for me.

?!
:bunny:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:23 pm
by Adam
:crazy:

Clare I think you may have got your 'Cupid answer my plea' from the first line of Sandy Shaw's 1965 Long Live Love - "Venus must have heard my plea" ?? Sam Cooke's Cupid was earlier, 1961.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:05 am
by Adam
:think:

And the full lyric to that great song is ;

LONG LIVE LOVE, (Andrews)
Sandie Shaw - 1965

Venus must have heard my plea,
She has sent someone along for me.

I have waited a long, long time
For someone to call mine
And at last he's come along
Baby, oh, nothing can go wrong
We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late
I say to myself each day
Baby, oh long, long live love.

True love must be the greatest thing
I know now why singers sing
Of the moon and stars above
How I love to be in love
We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late
I say to myself each day
Baby, oh long, long live love.

Now of one thing I'm more than sure
Since love come I don't want more
Than to kiss him every night
Makes everything all right
We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late
I say to myself each day
Baby, oh long, long live love.

We meet every night at eight
And I don't get home till late
I say to myself each day
Baby, oh long, long live love
Long, long live love.

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