She was just 5 years old.
A slightly moody day.
She couldn't stay away from the river's edge and I.
I turned my back to count.
All the daffodil seeds that surrounded.
I closed my eyes and then heard the water wake up.

And I.
I can still hear that scream.
It's still lingering in the air, everywhere, mother please, save me.
Grab my hand, I can't, I can't.
I can still see that face, sink beneath the waves.
Baby, please breathe for me give me time I am here.
Where did you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Were the angels that lonely?
Couldn't they suffice for anybody else?
Can't everybody just lie to me?
She's home, she's home, crying for me now.
Every night on a Monday.
I will visit the same spot that I hate.
Yes, the place that baby loved.
Now she can taste it. It took her away.

It's been 5 years since then.
And when it hits September.
I feel like I'm dying again.
Ian still won't even talk to me.
Talk to me. Isn't this pain guilt enough?
I can't even look out the window.
Without seeing figures distorted in the sun.

And I.
I can still hear that scream.
It's still lingering in the air, everywhere, mother please, save me.
Grab my hand, I can't, I can't.
I can still see that face, sink beneath the waves.
Baby, please breathe for me give me time I am here.
Where did you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
Were the angels that lonely?
Couldn't they suffice for anybody else?
Can't everybody just lie to me?
She's home, she's home, crying for me now.
Every night on a Monday.
I will visit the same spot that I hate.
Yes, the place that baby loved.
Now she can taste it. It took her away.

And when the Pain hits me like gunshot
oh, and I'm heading on the way to the floor.
I hear her name and it kills me.
Bottles up, bottles up, bottles up.
And I'm trying my best to hurt me.
Ian says it's never enough.
A razor to the wrist for each unshed tear.
Cough it up.
Drink it up.
Drink it up.

Were the angels that lonely?
Couldn't they suffice for anybody else?
Can't everybody just lie to me?
She's home, she's home, crying for me now.
Every night on a Monday.
I will visit the same spot that I hate.
Yes, the place that baby loved.
Now she can taste it. It took her away.
Oh, it took her away, took her away.

So I had a coma.
When I crashed my car in the lake.
And I saw your face baby, I knew it was no mistake.
So I went to the doctor.
And I told him oh my heart would break.
If I couldn't see you.
He just gave me more pills.
But I saw you up there.
Still floating by the river.
God you always loved that river.
I bet your heaven looks just like it.
Then I'll like it too, even though it scares me now when I'm alone, but when I'm with you,
I'll be just fine, I'll be just fine
We can sit.,
we talk about,
talk about.
Butterflies,
Butterflies,
Butterflies,
Butterflies.


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Yellow Butterfly song meanings
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    General CommentI LOVE this song, and I think the meaning is pretty straightforward, about a little girl dying.
    ashjenbffon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry for some of the lyrics being a little off, or spelled wrong..i just got them from dia and ian`s site. {who are the makers of the song...not meg at all}

    this song is a story dia wrote.
    i think it`s a mother`s or sister`s perspective on having a daughter, or younger sister who died.
    and all those years later she is still thinking about it, and how it happened, and she becomes really depressed. at the end of the song, it seems as though she is thinking of suicide,


    I bet your heaven looks just like it.
    Then I'll like it too...even though it scares me now when I'm alone, but When I'm with you....I'll be just fine.
    We can sit.
    And talk about.
    Butterflies.

    but i don`t know.
    this song is brilliant.
    beautifully written, and sang.
    his_teddyon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much. its amazing. it makes me wanna cry everytime. =/
    brynn1on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI got my friend hooked on this song and now she sits and cries when she listens to it.
    Brilliant song.
    ashjenbffon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust to start off, this song is incredible.
    but how in the world do you get a break-up song out of this?
    its clearly a song about death, a best friend, sister. someone dia watched die, or possibly her fault.
    now, i dont know anytihng about dia's life,
    so i could be extremely wrong and you'll all mock me. buuut thats just what i got from it.


    and i saw meg & dia on aug. 21st 07,
    they're great
    Azure Bayon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen listening to this song i always thought that dia was by some river with one of her younger sisters. and for a while she turned away, and maybe the weather had been bad lately and the river was really deep and the waves were really strong and big, and the younger sister loved the river so much and she was by it and the waves stole her and she drowned.
    and dia is always hearing that scream as the water takes her little sister away.
    she tries to save her but can't and she blames herself.
    every year, on the exact day, dia goes back to that river and she remembers everything as if it was just yesterday.
    then one day she crashed her car into the river and was in a coma. but she saw her little sister's face again.
    she went to the doctor but he only gave her more pills (depression pills)
    she bets that her little sisters heaven will look just like the river, since she loved it so much. and dia will be happy when shes finally with her and they can talk about butterflies.
    as Azure Bay said, i dont really know nothing about Dia's personal life or about her little sisters or about anything like that, but thats what i think the song is about.
    Marzyy123on August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis songgg is sooo amazing and beautifully written. quite sad too :/
    rustygrapeeon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is abotu a mother and a daughter at a river. The mother goes to sleep and is awoken by her daughter drowning in the lake.
    Thats the first bit.

    At the 'It's been 5 years since then.' its talking about how her marrage has ben broken by losing the child.
    In the end the mother suffers a car crash in an attempt to end it all.
    She survies but is suicidal.
    She tells her doctor she wants to die but he just prescribes her more pills.

    Dia explained it at one of her live performances.
    Deranged_Angelon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful; it makes me shiver every time. it's very sad.

    also, i thought it was by dia and ian?
    hellotractor_on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalso, dia wrote the story when she was 14, and made into into a song with ian in 2005
    hellotractor_on December 22, 2007   Link

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