I watch the sun go down over the ocean tide, tide
the wind is blowing from the shore
through my hair, it's beautiful tonight
oh, I can't explain
but I want to feel like a butterfly, as free
I want to be as open as the sea

I sat for a while, stared up to the sky
it's so alive, alive
the ships far out that I can see
they're drifting away
they're drifting away from me
I wanna drift away too

still I can't explain
why I want to feel like a butterfly, as free
I want to be as open as the sea
drifting far away
where I am free

like a butterfly, as free
I want to be as open as the sea


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Butterfly song meanings
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    General Commentbut I want to feel like a butterfly, as free
    I want to be as open as the sea

    I think that he's saying that he can't open up to the world. He can't manage to be like a butterfly:beautiful just by being himself, with no expectations.
    Jaleekon July 30, 2007   Link

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