It started out as desire, turned into a lover's twist
Who knew a moth and a flame could ever spawn a love like this
And I need something to taste
Something just a little bit more sweet
But I am sour and more sour
Every time that our lips meet

[Bridge:]
If you're a butterfly I'm suicide by insecticide
If I am kerosene then your a spark
Just begging to ignite
You'll wish you never met me
(Butterfly) Butterfly, fly my way

[Chorus:]
Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
Feel the sting as you get closer (Closer and closer to me)
So let hold something so delicate (Shattered with a word)
So say something as we get closer and closer
Damn, this is gonna hurt

The ghost of a pathetic past is haunting me here more and more
The skeletons are laughing and
I mean through the closet door
And my past lovers share these covers
Sleeping with my enemies
Thoughts of others come between us
Trigger fits of jealousy

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

You can paint me pretty colors
And dress me how you like
I'm just a ugly moth in love
In a butterfly disguise

And I've been thinking about leaving since the day that we met
Since I don't get close when it's all over I'll just forget
'Cause I have seen the end so many times I've played it in my mind
And I am scared to death I never want to see your dark side

If you're a butterfly I'm suicide by insecticide
If I am kerosene then your a spark
Just begging to ignite
You're wishing you never met me
(Butterfly) Butterfly, fly my way

Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
Feel the sting as you get closer (Closer and closer to me)
So let hold something so delicate (Shattered with a word)
So say something as we get closer and closer
Damn, this is gonna hurt
Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
So say something as we get closer and closer
Damn, this is gonna hurt



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    General CommentYes, first to comment. Well this lyrics are a bit wrong.
    But anyway this is a song about a relationship going down, I see at as two opposites who attracted eachother, but in the end it didnt happen.
    SloKidon September 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGood music and melody. Lyrical content is a bit full on, but probably my favourite song by cauterize. They are currently unsigned and wrote, produced and recorded their newest album, Paper Wings, largely on their own. Top effort
    pup_71on January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentturned into a lovers TRIST....not twist
    the_howeeon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is totally the best Cauterize song EVER!! I think it's about two people who are so completely opposite. They are attracted to each other, but it's kind of self-destructive; they keep unintentionally hurting each other because they can't communicate with each other and don't understand each other... Does that make sense?
    btw it's turned into a LOVERS' TRYST.
    MagicStar73on August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat started out as desire, turned into a lover's trist
    Who knew a moth and a flame could ever spawn a love like this
    Now you need something to taste
    Something just a little bit more sweet
    But I am sour and more sour
    Every time that our lips meet

    [Bridge:]
    If you're a butterfly I'm suicide by insecticide
    If I am kerosene then you're a spark just begging to ignite
    You'll wish you never met me
    (Butterfly) Butterfly, fly by me

    [Chorus:]
    Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
    Feel the sting as you get closer (Closer and closer to me)
    Don't let hold something so delicate (Shattered with a word)
    Don't say anything as we get closer and closer
    Damn, this is gonna hurt

    The ghost of a pathetic past is haunting me here more and more
    The skeletons are laughing and
    I mean through the closet door
    And my past lovers share these covers
    Sleeping with my enemies
    Thoughts of others come between us
    Trigger fits of jealousy

    [Bridge]

    [Chorus]

    You can paint me pretty colors
    And dress me how you like
    I'm just a ugly moth in love
    In a butterfly disguise

    And I've been thinking about leaving since the day that we met
    Since I don't get close when it's all over I'll just forget
    'Cause I have seen the end so many times I've played it in my mind
    And I am scared to death I never want to see your dark side

    If you're a butterfly I'm suicide by insecticide
    If I am kerosene then you're a spark just begging to ignite
    You'll wish you never met me
    (Butterfly) Butterfly, fly by me

    Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
    Feel the sting as you get closer (Closer and closer to me)
    Don't let hold something so delicate (Shattered with a word)
    Don't say anything as we get closer and closer
    Damn, this is gonna hurt
    Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
    Don't say anything as we get closer and closer
    Damn, this is gonna hurt
    Panic!on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits not .. 'Since I don't get close when it's all over I'll just forget'


    but realllly
    'cause if i don't get close when its all over i'll just forget'
    which means they broke up and he wants to get back with her because he doesnt want to forget everything.


    a feeling i know all too well..
    stfu_mauraaaon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a song about love that never gets well but still never ends... so i guess i lived throu this so i understand it...

    It started out as desire, turned into a lover's twist
    Who knew a moth and a flame could ever spawn a love like this
    And I need something to taste
    Something just a little bit more sweet
    But I am sour and more sour
    Every time that our lips meet

    so it started so beutiful but get worse and worse

    If you're a butterfly I'm suicide by insecticide
    If I am kerosene then your a spark
    Just begging to ignite
    You'll wish you never met me
    (Butterfly) Butterfly, fly my way

    so these butterlies those ar when you are in love that feelings emotions when you kiss you feel...

    Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
    Feel the sting as you get closer (Closer and closer to me)
    So let hold something so delicate (Shattered with a word)
    So say something as we get closer and closer
    Damn, this is gonna hurt

    so he hopes it will get better and asking for her help cause if it wont it will hurt so bad...

    The ghost of a pathetic past is haunting me here more and more
    The skeletons are laughing and
    I mean through the closet door
    And my past lovers share these covers
    Sleeping with my enemies
    Thoughts of others come between us
    Trigger fits of jealousy

    so this part is about his feelings hes scared he doesnt know what happend why it got so bad...

    You can paint me pretty colors
    And dress me how you like
    I'm just a ugly moth in love
    In a butterfly disguise

    so here the idea is that you can change a look of a person but cannot chenge the soul...

    And I've been thinking about leaving since the day that we met
    Since I don't get close when it's all over I'll just forget
    'Cause I have seen the end so many times I've played it in my mind
    And I am scared to death I never want to see your dark side

    heres the other part of his feelings to leave to forget and live along...

    Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
    Feel the sting as you get closer (Closer and closer to me)
    So let hold something so delicate (Shattered with a word)
    So say something as we get closer and closer
    Damn, this is gonna hurt
    Never meant to cut so deep (Just enough to bleed)
    So say something as we get closer and closer
    Damn, this is gonna hurt

    he didnt know it will got so bad it will hurt so much didnt know it will end up like this...

    ok sorry i know its not very perfect cause i'm not english so my writing is awfull but i hope the idea was clear... if i could just say it in my languige it would be perfect... still this is the best song from Cauterize...
    epixon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd I've been thinking about leaving since the day that we met
    Since I don't get close when it's all over I'll just forget
    'Cause I have seen the end so many times I've played it in my mind
    And I am scared to death I never want to see your dark side

    Fave lyrics ever. Best Cauterize song. ♥
    xxanamollyxxon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment- Cause if i don't get close when its all over i'll just forget*

    damn copy & paste -_-
    xxanamollyxxon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song its so good, gives me chills all the time, love them
    oqhyreon July 21, 2007   Link

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