Buttercup

Writer

Chad Fischer and Lyle Workman

Lyrics

I passed the car crash
I think I know the survivor
She drove the same Ford Fairlane
Not much of a driver
It’s always been the intersection of disaster
When the police arrive, they know to arrest her

Chorus:
So take her down
And lock her up
And take good care of my Buttercup
And take her down
And lock her up
And take good care of my Buttercup

Your Honor you know we’ve got testimony
Beyond the shadow of a doubt that she is guilty
And ladies and gentlemen of the jury
Would you please put her away so you can rescue me

Chorus

I passed the car crashI think I know the survivor
She drove the same Ford Fairlane
Not much of a driver
It’s always been the intersection of disaster
When the police arrive, they know to arrest her

Releases

7″ single

The song was released as a first single by the band on Fish of Death Records in 1995 on 7″ transparent green vynil. The b-side was “Overkill”.

Short Style EP

The song was the opening track on the 1996 Short Style EP released on Almo Sounds Label.

11 Transistor

The song was released on the band’s debut album 11 Transistor.

Various Artist compilations

After the band moved to Almo Sounds label “Buttercup” was included on a number of compilation albums. They include:

  • Swagalicious! ‎(Promo) (1996)
  • Peacuful Greasy Feeling (Promo) (1996)
  • 1997 KROQ New Music (1997)
  • CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 42 February 1997 (Promo) (1997)

    Australian Overkill CD single

    As «Overkill» was shifted to a-side on Almo Sounds label, «Buttercup» was featured as a b-side on the Australian version of the single.