"Butterflies" as written by and Sia/hogarth Furler....
We've been to the top, we've been to the bottom
We've known everything and forgotten, yeah

You've kicked me around, you've wrapped me in cotton
You've carried our load and you've shot them

[Chorus]
Oh yes the butterflies are still there
Oh yes the butterflies are still there

We've argued by the baggage claim
We've accepted and we've laid blame
We've drank sang-thip in monsoonal rain
We've felt separate and we've felt the same

[Chorus: x2]

We've shared joy and we've shared pain
We've shared guilt and we've shared shame
We've bought into the stupid games
We've freed each other and we laid claim

[Chorus: x2]

Because we came from the same cocoon


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"Butterflies" as written by Michael Busbee Alesha Dixon

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    General CommentI think you guys are right about the relationship thing, the ups and downs of two people who've been together for a long time, which means they may have matured and changed and experienced many things together. Maybe the last line about the cocoon means they've matured together.
    breathemywholemeon October 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is quite obvious, I think. It's about an established relationship--these people have been together for a while, but the attraction hasn't faded--the butterflies are still there.

    That or it's about drugs. It seems like everything else is about drugs. >_>
    carpe_noctemon June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the relationship-thing carpe_noctem said. I don't think it's about drugs.
    sakion September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the relationship-thing carpe_noctem said. I don't think it's about drugs.
    sakion September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're a fucking moron.
    it's not about drugs retard.
    implasticineon December 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgeez...im pretty sure she was just joking..

    anyway, what i don't really get is the "Because we came from the same cocoon"
    this makes me think of siblings, but im pretty sure this song isn't about incest :|
    olubunmion September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ that's a joke (before someone calls me an effing moron)
    olubunmion September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the thing about the same cacoon means they were like made for each other... no matter what?

    I like this song... and i agree with the above interpretations
    Cut~Up~Angelson September 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kinda also felt that even though one of them continually hurts the other
    "You've kicked me around, you've wrapped me in cotton"
    the hurt one still loves the other.
    bass5137on May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a relationship as well, and the line
    "We've argued by the baggage claim"
    makes me think they're on their honey moon and sang-thip is a thai whiskey so the line
    "We've drank sang-thip in monsoonal rain"
    backs that up right?

    i think its about getting married and you know still being with someone and still feeling those butterflies in your belly. the kind you get when your nervous and really excited about something like in the start of a relationship.
    lovely_meon August 20, 2008   Link

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