Gym Class Heroes: Cupid's Chokehold Meaning
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Cupid's Chokehold Lyrics
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...
anonymous Apr 21st, 2007 4:41pm report
Look everyone, he just wants to convince himself that she's great because he never seems to get a lot...thats why its different voices saying the contradicting things...hes like arguing with himself on the inside but can't let go because...cupid's got a chokehold on him...
anonymous Aug 21st, 8:06am report
He carries a picture of a beautiful model and tells everyone she's his girlfriend. But she's not. That's why he doesn't seem to get a lot.
anonymous May 7th, 2011 5:46pm report
This is basically about him saying how great his girlfriends are and that they're so in love. He's rushing into things cos he never seems to get alot. Cupid seems to pick all the wrong girls for him, and just when he's down he finds a girl himself and says "call it love" which just goes to show that sometimes when you're not looking for something, you'll find it right in front of you.
anonymous Jan 2nd, 2010 1:37pm report
i think its about a boy who thinks hes in love with all of the girls hes been with, but they always end up wrong. hes in cupids chokehold because he wants to find the one but hasnt yet, almost like cupids messing with him. hes stuck in love hoping he got the girl only to be disappointed saying "she's not much of a girlfriend, but she's the only one i got" i dont think hes trying to convince himself hes in love, because in the end he found what he was looking for and cupids "love" no longer has a hold. its all him and her.
Personally, I've never watched the video, but if you listen to the last verse he says he always keeps a picture of her in his wallet and he pulls it out and says... Then it goes to the chorus. If you take the corus as him showing off her picture, then when he says "Not much of a girlfriend, I never seem to get a lot" could mean that people never tell him she's not much of a girlfriend when they look at her picture. Which makes the rest of the complimentary song make a lot more sense.
The chorus truly does contradict the song. How she "isn't much of a girlfriend", but all of the other verses are about how wonderful she is. If you just don't focus on the lyrics, one could even find the song somewhat adorable. The guy is young and even though he's probably in his 20's, he has the mindset of a middle schooler. Everything the girl does is amazing. He thinks commitment is that she has her own ring tone and he's awed by the fact that she can make pancakes and medicine. It's a nice song and can make you laugh if you take your time and listen to it.
anonymous May 10th, 2008 5:46pm report
It's about him escaping cupids chokehold of trying hook him up with the wrong girl, and finally finding the girl that does things for him that he really appreciates, like cooking him pancakes, and tends to love.
It's about how he found the perfect relationship (no thanks to cupid continually throwing him love buzzes)throughout all the bad ones. He explains how she makes him feel and how he differs from all the other girls he's dated. I think it's very sweet...and his girly is hella cute.
anonymous Nov 6th, 2007 11:04pm report
As omggitspyrogirl stated he's allowing cupid to run how he finds his girl friend(and they are usually the wrong one) and also its says that it went fine for a while then she started to not like him anymore.
The song is pretty obvious. This guy keeps falling in love with the wrong woman. In the first verse he tells his mother that he has fallen in love again.at first he thinks little things like his girlfriend cooking him pancakes means it must be true love. but in the chorus he realises it wasn't true love after all. The rest of the song repeats the same pattern.
anonymous Jul 1st, 2007 7:22pm report
The title of the song makes some sense.
"Cupid's Chokehold" how cupid has hooked this guy up with the totally wrong girls in the past...but he finally found his one true love. kind of like the very first entry. I totally agree with it.
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anonymous Apr 23rd, 2007 4:12pm report
OK what I think is that he's talking about how much he loves his girl and all that crap during the verse, then he breaks up with her during the chorus. So each verse is a different girl and each chorus is where he's breaking up with her
anonymous Apr 12th, 2007 4:22pm report
I had the same question. Maybe the song is saying that love overcomes the average nature of a guy... and that he is choosing love over (just) sex.
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