Song Lyric Sunday: Build me up Buttercup

Happy Mother’s Day American moms!  Flowers seems like a pretty appropriate prompt from Helen this week, not least because I’ve spent all day shoving bedding plants into pots in our tiny patch of back garden, in my annual ‘it’s summer so let’s pretend I know stuff about gardening’ day. Usually what happens after this is that the slugs eat all my handiwork or we have a late blast of snow which kills everything off, I completely lose interest and my husband clears up the waterlogged pots of weeds sometime in October. But who cares, I’ve had a day in the sunshine with 6YO, and produced this little display:

Flower pots

urban gardening at the kirstwrites ranch

Anyway, back to business. Here’s Build Me Up Buttercup from the Foundations, which I thought I’d post because it’s such a nice cheery song. Of course, when you listen to it properly, you realise the lyrics aren’t really that cheerful after all. But sometimes you just need a really great tune to put a bit of positive spin on a situation. I know I do from time to time.

I’m going to be lazy and not reproduce the lyrics, because the person who uploaded this video to YouTube has very helpfully done that, but they’re by Mike D’Abo and Tony Macauley.




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