Track Title:               Build Me Up Buttercup

Album Title:               1969, Billboard Greatest Hits of
Prime Artist:              The Foundations
Written by:                Tony Macaulay
Written by:                Michael D'Abo
Lyrics:
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 love you still
  I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
  You know that I have from the start
  So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

"I'll be over at ten", you told me time and again
But you're late, I wait around and then (bah-dah-dah)
I run to the door, I can't take any more
It's not you, you let me down again

(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time, and I'll make you happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

  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 love you still
  I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
  You know that I have from the start
  So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

You were my toy but I could be the boy you adore
If you'd just let me know (bah-dah-dah)
Although you're untrue, I'm attracted to you all the more
Why do I need you so

(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I'll make you happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

  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 love you still
  I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
  You know that I have from the start
  So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

  I-I-I need you-oo-oo more than anyone, baby
  You know that I have from the start
  So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart
{fade}

Transcribed by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}
(with some tips from JohnnyO)


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