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Meg & Dia – Yellow Butterfly lyrics

She was just 5 years old,
A slightly moody day.
She couldn't stay away from the river's edge and I,
I turned my back to count
All the daffodil seeds that surrounded,
I closed my eyes and then heard the water wake up.

And I,
I can still hear that scream;
It's still lingering in the air, everywhere, "Mother please, save me."
Grab my hand, I can't, I can't.
I can still see that face sink beneath the waves.
Baby, please breathe for me! Give me time, I am here.
Where did you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Were the angels that lonely?
Couldn't they suffice for anybody else?
Can't everybody just lie to me?
She's home, she's home, crying for me now.
Every night on a Monday
I will visit the same spot that I hate.
Yes, the place that baby loved.
Now she can taste it. It took her away.

It's been 5 years
since then,
And when it hits September,
I feel like I'm dying again.
Ian still won't even talk to me.
Talk to me. Isn't this pain guilt enough?
I can't even look out the window
Without seeing figures distorted in the sun.

And I,
I can still hear that scream;
It's still lingering in the air, everywhere, "Mother please, save me."
Grab my hand, I can't, I can't.
I can still see that face sink beneath the waves.
Baby, please breathe for me! Give me time, I am here.
Where did you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Were the angels that lonely?
Couldn't they suffice for anybody else?
Can't everybody just lie to me?
She's home, she's home, crying for me now.
Every night on a Monday
I will visit the same spot that I hate.
Yes, the place that baby loved.
Now she can taste it. It took her away.

And when the pain hits me like gunshot,
Oh, and I'm heading on the way to the floor,
I hear her name and it kills me.
Bottles up, bottles up, bottles up.
And I'm trying my best to hurt me.
Ian says it's never enough.
A razor to the wrist for each unshed tear.
Cough it up,
Drink it up,
Drink it up.

Were the angels that lonely?
Couldn't they suffice for anybody else?
Can't everybody just lie to me?
She's home, she's home, crying for me now.
Every night on a Monday
I will visit the same spot that I hate.
Yes, the place that baby loved.
Now she can taste it. It took her away.
Oh, it took her away, took her away.

So I had a coma
When I crashed my car in the lake.
And I saw your face baby, I knew it was no mistake.
So I went to the doctor,
And I told him oh my heart would break
If I couldn't see you.
He just gave me more pills,
But I saw you up there.
Still floating by the river.
God you always loved that river.
I bet your heaven looks just like it.
Then I'll like it too, even though it scares me now when I'm alone, but when I'm with you,
I'll be just fine, I'll be just fine.
We can sit.
We talk about,
Talk about
Butterflies,
Butterflies,
Butterflies,
Butterflies.



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    The song reminds me of my best friend who died 5 months ago. I feel so guilty because when she moved away I rarely called because other things got in the way. The day I found out she died, I was at work beforehand and was thinking to myself that I would call her that afternoon and ask her to join my sisters as bridesmaids for my wedding. I keep wishing I had of made up my mind one day earlier and called her the night before. It's my biggest regret and i'll never forgive myself for it.
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    I hate this song so much, but only because it reminds a lot of what I went through. I've even written a different version of this to my best friend since we were little, only to know that he was murdered when I was going back to my hometown in Indonesia (I'm an Indonesian in sg). A few friends told me that he was defending my name against a few group of guys who was threatening me in some way. & I've felt guilty ever since, especially with his family, who some, hadn't the strength to even talk to me anymore. I've cried & hurt myself a lot, even went into a comma once. Still, I remember what we both talked about when we were really young. "If I died first, I'll definitely wait for you. & Maybe while waiting, I'd do my best to protect you from harm." It was his first death anniversary last week. & I'm still feeling guilty & sad, especially when my close G. Friends told me that he always did liked me, but he never wanted to destroy our friendship mroe than anything else.
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