"Papillon" as written by and Greg Dulli....
Bye, bye butterfly
I get a little outta control
You mind your mama
Else she gonna swallow you whole

Infect me, protect me
She gonna resurrect me, I know
'Cause baby, I'm livin from dime to dime
If down is up I think
I'll be doin alright, tonight

And I roll and it feels good around
I got sold for nuthin' as it seems
Infect me, protect me
She gonna resurrect me, I know

Bye, bye, butterfly
I get a little outta control
'Cause when the moon done
Get snuffed out
On your knees, you gonna
See the sun cut down

Neglect me, select me
She gonna disconnect me
I know and I roll


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"Papillon" as written by Greg Dulli

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    General CommentGreat song. The whole song eludes to ecstasy. Obviously, "I roll and it feels good" is a reference to being on ecstasy, and 'livin from dime to dime' is saying living from bag to bag. Or Dulli could be using ecstasy as a metaphor for anything that consumes a person.
    thebrainon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you, esp since an ecstacy pill could very well be printed with a butterfly or some other symbol.
    terri kayeon January 03, 2008   Link

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