Arrow holes that never close from Cupid on a shooting spree

from Guy Sebastian (Ft. Lupe Fiasco) – Battle Scars Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Usually, Cupid, the Greek god of desire, affection and erotic love, is thought of positively as a bearer of love who shoots his arrow to incite affection.

But when Cupid goes on a shooting spree (much like shooting sprees in war), it’s too much of a “good” thing.

The wounds Lupe is continually referring to never heal because they’re perpetually broken. His love metaphor continues: arrows vs. guns & the double entendre of “shooting spree.”

In this case, Cupid is a militant!

Lupe may also be thinking of the legend of Saint Sebastian, who’s often depicted as a martyr shot with arrows:

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