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Butterfly


When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears
Inside
Blindly I imagined I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Chorus

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

Verse

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And I truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land

Chorus

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

Bridge

I can't pretend these tears
Aren't over flowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way
it feels to fly

Chorus

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

Chorus

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly
So flutter through the sky
BUTTERFLY



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  • U
    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 11:41 am
    This song speaks every time i hear it... It's a reflection of how i felt and still feel, but i don't think my butterfly plans to fly back.
  • p
    pongskipongexAug 1, 2010 at 5:48 am
    when ever i hear this song i wish i had a mic in an instant. this is so moving even if i used to not understanding the lyrics. now that i'm on this web, i'm singing it right
  • yuciefan
    yuciefanAug 29, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    butterfly is my most loved song by carey because it's meaning is not only one but many but i'll just post one

    that it's like two people loving each other then it's time to go for the other one while the other one is missing her (taken from) can't pretend these tears
    Aren't over flowing steadily
    I can't prevent this hurt from
    Almost overtaking me
    But I will stand and say goodbye
    For you'll never be mine
    Until you know the way
    it feels to fly
  • f
    frannie1160Aug 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm
    I am a mother of 2 beatiful, wonderful, lovely, strong and kind daughters, and I've dedicated this song to my oldest, Samantha. She is my Butterfly and the most beautiful Butterfly I've ever laid eyes on. Priscilla is my youngest, to her I dedicate Always be my Baby. I love you girls, MOMO
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    pepziphinkAug 22, 2008 at 3:51 am
    this is one of my favorite songs ever..
    i dedicate this song to the person whom i really love so much but he broke my heart into pieces but i still love him.. :c
    i need to let go, move on..
    i have to spread my wings..
    but i will still wait for YOU!!

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