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Castle on a Cloud


Castle on a Cloud Lyrics

Castle on a Cloud Song Lyrics

[Young Cosette is working as a drudge in the Thénardier's inn at Montfermeil]

There is a castle on a cloud,
I like to go there in my sleep,
Aren't any floors for me to sweep,
Not in my castle on a cloud.

There is a room that's full of toys,
There are a hundred boys and girls,
Nobody shouts or talks too loud,
Not in my castle on a cloud.

There is a lady all in white,
Holds me and sings a lullaby,
She's nice to see and she's soft to touch,
She says "Cosette, I love you very much."

I know a place where no one's lost,
I know a place where no one cries,
Crying at all is not allowed,
Not in my castle on a cloud.

Oh help! I think I hear them now,
and I'm nowhere near finished sweeping and
scrubbing and polishing the floor.
Oh, it's her! It's Madame!

Now look who's here
The little madam herself!
Pretending once again she's been `so awfully good,'
Better not let me catch you slacking
Better not catch my eye!
Ten rotten francs your mother sends me
What is that going to buy?
Now take that pail
My little `Mademoiselle'
And go and draw some water from the well!

We should never have taken you in in the first place
How stupid the things that we do!
Like mother like daughter, the scum of the street.
Eponine, come my dear, Eponine, let me see you
You look very well in that new little blue hat
There's some little girls who know how to behave
And they know what to wear
And I'm saying thank heaven for that.

Still there Cosette?
Your tears will do you no good!
I told you fetch some water from the well in the wood!

Please do not send me out alone
Not in the darkness on my own!

Now shut your face, or I'll forget to be nice!
You heard me ask for something,
And I never ask twice!

[Young Eponine pushes Cosette out. Thénardier says good night to his daughter as the inn fills up for the evening]


May, 07th 2014
"Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations is an iconic song that tramscends time, fearured in various soundtracks including "Kissing Booth 2," capturing the essence of 60s pop music with its upbeat melody and poignant lyrics. The song articulates the rollercoaster of emotions in a relationship marked by unfulfilled promises and the longing for reliability and affection.

The chorus, "Why do you build me up (build me up) buttercup, baby, just to let me gown (let me down) and mess me around?" vividly describes the cycle of anticipation and disappointment. The term "buttercup" is used affectionately, yet the song delves into the pain of being let down by someone you're emotionally invested in.

The singer expresses a deep sense of dependency and love, despite the recurring disappointments, highlighted in "I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'." This line reveals the depth of the singer's attachment and the hope that persists in the face of repeated letdowns.

The narrative of waiting for someone who repeatedly fails to show up, "I'll be over at ten, you told me time and again," and the subsequent frustration, "But you're late, I wait around and then," paints a vivid picture of the cycle of hope and disappointment that characterizes the relationship described in the song.

Despite the upbeat and catchy tune, the lyrics explore the theme of longing for consistency and the emotional turmoil of clinging to a hope that the person you care about will finally meet your expectations. The repeated requests, "So build me up (build me up) buttercup, don't break my heart," underscore a plea for stability and the fear of heartbreak.

"Build Me Up Buttercup" remains a timeless classic, embodying the universal experience of seeking love, dealing with disappointment, and the eternal hope for a love that builds rather than breaks. Its place in contemporary soundtracks underscores its continued relevance and ability to resonate with audiences across generations.

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