Buttercups

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  • Fran Healy is the lead singer of the Scottish band Travis. This is the first single to be taken from Wreckorder, which is his debut solo album.
  • The song is based on a personal tale of a blunder Healy made when in love. He explained to Spin magazine: "'Buttercups' came from an experience in my art school days when a girlfriend turned her nose up at some picked flowers I brought. I couldn't afford fancy roses and thought these would be even better and more romantic. She didn't think so. That relationship didn't last long. Puh!"
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