"Lazy Butterfly" as written by and Devendra Banhart....
Lazy butterfly napping on me
Dreaming of the sky and roly polys
Wake up, wake up, clouds are coming, clouds are coming
Wake up, wake up, rains are falling, rains are falling

Colors in my eye are staring at me
Anchor at my side as sweet as silver
Pleasure, pleasure, don't forget her, don't forget her
Love her, love her, I won't forget her, I won't forget her

Seashell fingernail scratching at me
Brown eyed lullaby singing at me
Come on, come on, try and catch me, try and catch me
Come on, come on, try and catch m, try and catch me

Cotton old cloud smoke I know he feels it
Rising from an oak because I feel it
He burn, he burn, mesmerizing, mesmerizing
He burn, he burn, hypnotizing, hypnotizing

Hopeful wise old worm in his temple
Digging in the dirt staying simple
Married, married, to the desert to the desert
Climbing, climbing, up a ladder up a ladder

Purple hummingbird in the meadow
Suckling at the flow of its shadow
See the day fit your fist in, fit your fist in
It's never too late, I'd like to think so, I'd like to think so

Knife stuck in her paw someone help her
Gather sticks and straw and build it shelter
Don't you, don't you, let her die yeah, let her die yeah


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"Lazy Butterfly" as written by Devendra Banhart

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    General Commentthis song is so amazing.
    idonthaveahomeon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalso, devendra banhart was a hobo playing in the street and then some guy with a record label signed him
    idonthaveahomeon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the music in this song. It is quite possibly my most favorite devendra song, ever. I think all his music is so simple in such a beautiful way. He also makes his lyrics so descriptive and creative, much like this song. I can picture in my head everything he says and it definitely speaks to me on so many levels.
    I think most of this song refers to be weighed down by all of life's problems and still looking on the bright side of it. Not letting things get you down and still staying positive...but that's just my opinion. I may be totally off here.
    youaresillyon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe end where he says "Don't you let her die" is so powerful to me. I don't know why. I think its just the fact that I've never really heard a lyric like that sang before but it always makes me have to stop and think about it for a while. So its a good thing for me that its the final lyric.
    Blackmofasa9on June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit has an heir of mysticism to it, great to listen to this with an alejandro jodorowsky film.
    savingupspendon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song I said to myself, "wow. tasty". And then I thought of how tasty it might be if I were the tasty butterfly, napping on him. EUUGHH, MAN, SO TASTY.
    whiplashgirlchildon August 13, 2007   Link

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