#1
C4C

Cheer up, buttercup
It’s not bad enough to beat yourself up
It’s just your love’s been hiding off inside a blanket on the beach
And all my inhibitions guide me somewhere slightly out of reach
And if a hand is touching hand then know my heart skips beats again
And I hope my stuttered step don’t indicate that I’m hesitant and if
My pen don’t have the ink, and if I’m losing all my teeth
Well I know sorrow catches up with me, but I’ll find a little peace


Cheer up, baby please
Because it’s easier to see the things that help each other breathe
But it’d be too easy, call it quits, I’m nothing, I’m not consumate
I’m tired of redemption promising my little brain
That when the dust has finally settled all the ashes won’t remain
Cause if that fires burning brighter then my love will fuel the flames
And we’ll take sticks to write our names in sand and god, we’ll pray for rain
And then the sky won’t hear a thing and we’ll be left with our new game

Where we start picking up the pieces of our cynical remains
And when the reason for your laughter is the reason for your pain
Then hold your heart inside your chest and oh she’ll take ya through the rest
Down every winding little road that make up seams inside her dress
‘Cause it’s a highway a runnin’ darling, so don’t be afraid

And if you cheer up, honey, buttercup, then we’ll make it through the day
Yeah if you cheer up, honey, buttercup then I’ll probably finally say
Just hold your heart inside your chest and know that everything’s the same
As when you took your baby steps as when you walk into your grave
Your love will come apart in shambles, it’ll twist and it’ll shake
And it unravels, it’s a gamble but it’s all part of the game
So stop your senseless little ramble and stop wallowing in pain
And I’ll find fourty little boxes where my love will surely stay
Yeah I’ll find fourty little boxes where my love forever stays
#2
"That when the dust has finally settled all the ashes won’t remain"
"And when the reason for your laughter is the reason for your pain"

these parallels make it for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you.