“Cupid de Locke”

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“During the recording of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ ‘Cupid de Locke’, I was standing next to our producer Flood and listening to an in-progress playback of the song when I turned to him and said, ‘This song needs a spoken word section,’ “Huh?”, said Flood, “You mean like Elvis?” “Yes” I responded, “Exactly!” As I felt that the section in question, which up to that point was just some instrumental music, and had never been considered for a vocal, needed something uncommon. And so I grabbed some paper, and quickly jotted down the lyrics as they came to me, and what you hear on the record is the result of my instant sentimentality and Flood’s derision.” – WPC

“Cupid de Locke” spoken word section, written by WPC in studio.