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Yesterday i went outside
With my momma's mason jar
Caught a lovely butterfly
When I woke up today
Looked in on my fairy pet
She had withered all away
No more sighing in her breast

I'm sorry for what I did
I did what my body told me to
I didn't mean to do you harm
Everytime I pin down what I think I want it slips away
The goal slips away.

Smell you on my hand for days
I can't wash away your scent
If I'm a dog then you're a bitch
I guess you're as real as me
Maybe I can live with that
Maybe I need fantasy
Life of chasing butterfly

I'm sorry for what I did
I did what my body told me to
I didn't mean to do you harm
Everytime I pin down what I think I want it slips away
The ghost slips away.

I told you I would return
When the robin makes his nest
But I ain't never coming back
I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry

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    krm4uMay 6, 2008 at 11:37 am
    This song is about a girl who is unhappy with her life with her long time man that she has shared many feelings with since highschool dating.

    She leaves and chases a fantasy life which seems to forfill her content

    she suddenly realizes she has hurt the man she has been with all those years.

    She also realizes what she thought would bring her happiness is gone as well.

    She needs something in her life he can't provide

    But she loves him all the same

    He's crying for her to return to him

    She finally comes home to him

    But she has left any feelings and emotions in her fantasy life she visited

    So physically shes back in his life

    But the feelings have been lost in a dream, never to be shared with him again

    He's happy

    She just pretends to be, one day she will leave again for that fantasy life...chaseing butterflys...being free...

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