Song Lyric Sunday – Stupid

Jim Adams, our host for Song Lyric Sunday, has given us just two prompts this week, “Smart and Stupid”. I chose to go with this lovely song by Sarah McLachlan.

Stupid” was written by Sarah M Lachlan and produced by Pierre Marchand for McLachlan’s 2003 album Afterglow. It was released as the album’s second single in Australia and the United States in mid-2004.

The music video features McLachlan in different time periods and was directed by Sophie Muller.

The song became McLachlan’s highest charting single release in Australia, debuting at number thirty-seven in early June 2004.[1] It spent seven weeks on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, two of which were in the top fifty.

A remix of the song, titled “The Mark Bell Mix” was featured on So You Think You Can Dance.

Courtesy of Wiki

Lyrics

Night, lift up the shades
Let in the brilliant light of morning
But steady me now
For I am weak and starving for mercy

Sleep has left me alone
To carry the weight of unraveling where we went wrong
It's all I can do to hang on
To keep me from falling into old familiar shoes

How stupid could I be
A simpleton could see
That you're no good for me
But you're the only one I see

Love has made me a fool
It set me on fire and watched as I floundered
Unable to speak
Except to cry out and wait for your answer

But you come around in your time
Speaking of fabulous places, create an oasis
Dries up as soon as you're gone
You leave me here burning in this desert without you

How stupid could I be
A simpleton could see
That you're no good for me
But you're the only one I see

Everything changes
Everything falls apart
Can't stand to feel myself losing control
But deep in my senses, I know

How stupid could I be?
A simpleton could see
That you're no good for me
But you're the only one I see
How stupid could I be
A simpleton could see

That you're no good for me
But you're the only one I see

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Sarah McLachlan
Stupid lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  12 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Stupid

  1. October 31, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    This is a really nice song Christine. The video looks like it is part of a movie.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Jim. I like her voice and yes, it did seem like a movie 🙂

  2. November 1, 2020 at 5:54 am

    I have never heard this before. She has a lovely singing voice.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2020 at 8:11 am

      Thanks, yes she does. Beautiful tone ☺️

  3. November 1, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I do love Sarah McLachlan she has an amazing voice, I love the video 💜

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Willow. Yes a beautiful tone to her voice ☺️

      • November 2, 2020 at 9:03 am

        Indeed 💜

  4. November 2, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I almost did this song. Too many personal feelings there so I chose not to do it for me. Toxic relationships suck whether they are short term lusty things or deep down feelings that tear at your gut. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Oh yes, I completely agree Lisa 😕

  5. November 6, 2020 at 6:54 am

    I’ve always loved her music but I’ve never heard this song before. Really nice choice.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 6, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Thanks! I enjoyed it too. She has such a lovely voice.

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