Butterfly

Story Behind The Song

After my son Jamie died, I had the strange occurrence of butterflies coming to visit me frequently. I have always loved butterflies but never before had them flutter around my head, land on me and not leave me alone, like they did at this time. It was comforting to me and felt like a sign from my son. I've always been a pretty deep person, but for once in my life I felt like I truly knew these butterflies were a comforting sign from my precious boy. It just happened too frequently for it to be a coincidence. They gave me faith; faith that there was more going on to this story that meets the eye. It gave me faith that he still existed. Due to the spiritual nature of this occurrence, it helped me to connect to a deeper part of myself that knew that everything would eventually work out in my life.

Song Length 4:59 Genre Folk - Alternative, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Troubled, Poignant Subject Sorrow, Insects
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Verse
Butterfly, butterfly - have you come to see me
Is that why you've spread your wings
And butterfly, butterfly - will you fly beside me
As we see what the new dawn brings

Chorus one
Can you feel my pain - little butterfly, butterfly
Can you see the sadness - as the tears fall from my eyes
There's a sorrow within me - that's running deeper than the ground
Is that why you came - is that why
Little butterfly

Verse
Butterfly, butterfly - will you stay with me
Until the break of a new day sings
Cause butterfly, butterfly - you make me believe
That there's something bigger than this whole thing

Chorus two
Oh can you feel my heartache - little butterfly, butterfly
Can you see the flood of tears I've left behind
I'm Feeling broken and confused - lost and empty handed
Is that why you came, is that why
Is that why you came, is that why?

Bridge
Little butterfly
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, fly, high
If I only had the carefree courage of you butterfly
I'd flutter my wings without a care in the air
Cause I'd know that everything is working out just as it's meant to
Yeah, I'd know that everything is good and fair
I wouldn't worry bout the small things,
I'd see my inner beauty, I'd know my wisdom from the inside out.
And I'd let go of my anger, graciously stop asking why,
Cause I'd know that everything's gonna work out.

If I was that Butterfly, If I was that Butterfly, If I was that Butterfly, flying high.
If I was that Butterfly, was that Butterfly, flying high, high, high

I'd stop asking Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why
Never asking Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why


Verse
Butterfly, butterfly - will you come to see me
Even in better days
Cause butterfly, butterfly - when you fly beside me
He doesn't feel so far away

Chorus one x 2

Is that why you came is that why?
Is that why you came, is that why, little Butterfly?

I'd stop asking Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why
Never asking Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why
Little Butterfly

Beautiful intro. Great vocal with excellent delivery of what must be a tricky song to sing. Effective use of backing vocals. Really clever and engaging lyrics..quite moving to be honest. The melody is sublime and the instrumentation is lovely and really well balanced. The recording is excellent. Great sound quality.

Really good tune that is almost haunting in places. Excellent use of all instruments, and vocals are top-notch.

Lyrics Jenny McGregor Music Jenny McGregor
Producer Mike Caen Performance Jenny McGregor & Mike Caen
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