"Butterfly" as written by and Craig/mullen Young....
She watches a darkness creeping up about half past eight
She sits by the weeping willow says that she can relate
She dreams of someday getting out of this place
She says she's never felt at home even in her own face

And I know it won't be long
Till you turn into a butterfly
I know you're weak and you're hanging on
Go and give it another try

she dreams of puppies and those wings that look like parachutes
She dreams of waterfalls that sweep your feet from under you
She finds her comfort inside bedtime stories and fairy tales
Anything with a happy ending she says it can never fail

and I know it won't be long
Till you turn into a butterfly
I know you're weak but you're hanging on
Cause you're dreaming of an open sky

she don't wanna talk about it cause that's all that she's done
She don't wanna think about it she's not the only one
She's doesn't wanna be what she doesn't have to be
Doesn't have to be

She wants to be the girl who's swept off her feet in the end
She wants to live a life that's real and not just for pretend
She dreams of laughter echoing and says it's her favorite sound
She dreams of plastic parents that will never let her down

And I know it won't be long
Till you turn into a butterfly
I know you're weak and you're hanging on
Cause you're dreaming of an open sky
Go and give it another try

And I know it won't be long
Till you turn into a butterfly
I know you're weak but you're hanging on
Cause you're dreaming of an open sky


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"Butterfly" as written by Nicole Mullen Craig Young

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    General Commentthis is an unbelievably beautiful, thoughtful, affecting song. i can't believe this didn't make their third album.

    anyway, to me this song is about growing up and breaking out of your shell. there are restrictions that may have been placed there by parents and she wants to live her own life or something. she has all these thoughts of living a perfect life, but she needs to be able to express her ideas and feelings... and she can't do that yet.

    ok, this is now officially my theme song. damn!
    Anne21on September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol, i agree with anne21 completely !! most CAN relate to this song huh ? aww.
    it jst makes u want to hang on and keep at it. yay ! happy song. =]
    WeaSeLLon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song! it's so precious to me!
    annabelle256on August 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a girl whos depressed, but she doesnt want to deal with it, but once she breaks out of it she will be the most beautiful person there. i love this song its so inspirational, and really lets me believe that could be me one day. i love lifehouse!
    BlackRose826on December 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing!!!!the lyric is absolutely beautiful.

    she dreams of plastic parents that will never let her down...

    lifehouse rocks!
    ellzZzZon September 10, 2010   Link

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