I'm currently trying to get up to speed to the song from the Foundations. Especially, I have a problem with the underlined parts and the word buttercup. This word refers, according to my dictionary, to some kind of flower, but this doesn't make any sence here. Can you please help me out with it. thx.

why do you build me up (build me up) buttercup, baby
just to let me down (let me down)and mess me around
and then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
when you say you will (say you will) but i need you still
i need you (i need you) more than anything, darlin'
you know that I have from the start (have what????)
so build me up (build me up) buttercup, don't break my heart.

Many thanks in advance for your help. It's my favourite song, so your help will be highly appreciated..:-)


JCDentonwhy do you build me up (build me up) buttercup,
why do you make me feel good, get me excited
JCDentonyou know that I have from the start (have what??)
I have needed you from the start
Hi, JCD.
I'm afraid there's only so much I can do!
Buttercup is not only a flower. It's a way to say to a girl she's sweet.
And build up I take it by the context it means flatter.
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Hey Madhulk,

a) ButterCup

Yes. I forgot to look at the urbandictionary.com page...Emotion: sad Yes, buttercup seems to be cool, perfect girl.

b) build me up

Hmm, other option, which came into my mind was that.....Why do you build me up = why do you hook up with me....[:^)]

But I'm not sure.
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