He got bad, and she got mad, he lowered one more time
And she got even
No one heard a single word and as the clock ticked from next door
I could hear her breathing

And I said good morning Mrs. Sumner I would like you to meet my friend Mr. Jones
He has a house made out of butterflies
I can't sleep sometimes but I've been told
It's a lonely condition called growing old
Let me stumble sometimes

(intro to chorus)
I'm looking for a soul to cling to
Girl what you think about that
(chorus)
This time, well it all comes down
To loss and strain and butterflies
Then it comes right down to me

Hello have you been alright
Did you find a piece of something wrapped around the light side of your life
To make you feel better
Did you get out with your sanity
Did you save a little something for the people in need
And did you know with the rain in your pockets
You can change the weather

(intro to chorus)
(chorus)
(chorus)

Is it just the total for the wages of our sins
And have you made yourself a victim
In a game that you can't win
And our we caving in
And does it all depend on loss and strain and butterflies
And does it come right down to me anymore
This time
Does it all come down
To loss and strain and butterflies
Come on down to me


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    General Commentthis is my absolute favorite T.S. song i really wish MB20 would release it.. but that probably has some crazy law suit attached.. *lol*

    and for some reason i just LOVE this part.. maybe because i have no clue what he's talking about..but it still sounds awesome & is written beautifully..

    And I said good morning Mrs. Sumner I would like you to meet my friend Mr. Jones
    He has a house made out of butterflies
    I can't sleep sometimes but I've been told
    It's a lonely condition called growing old
    Let me stumble sometimes
    1thatuwreckedon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFreaking different band, this is freaking tabitha's secret, not matchbox 20. You don't see people putting further seems forever songs on the dashboard page, people who put these lyrics up are stupid...
    Phrenchornon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah, Phrenchorn, I agree with you, but you don't have to put the same thing on every tabitha secret song that's under mb20, it's actually kind of a good thing cause more people can learn about the beginnings of the band by finding the lyrics here, because otherwise they would never find them under tabitha secret, anyway, enough about that, this song is like perfect, this whole song is pretty much my fav part, but I especially like the part that 1thatuwrecked mentioned and 'did you know with the rain in your pockets, you could change the weather' and the part at the end

    Is it just the total for the wages of our sins
    And have you made yourself a victim
    In a game that you can't win
    And our we caving in
    And does it all depend on loss and strain and butterflies
    And does it come right down to me anymore

    anyway, completely AWESOME SONG, this, Dear Joan, and Bed Of Lies, qualify for the top 3 mb20/tabitha songs ever, yeah, even over 3 am, push and long day
    Ca$hdogg
    Running_On_Emptyon June 11, 2003   Link

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