"Butterfly Fly Away" as written by Glen Ballard and David Allan Stewart....
You tucked me in, turned out the lights
Kept me safe and sound at night
Little girls depend on things like that

Brushed my teeth and combed my hair had to drive me everywhere
You were always there when
I looked back

You had to do it all alone, make a livin' make a home
Must have been as hard as it could be

And when I couldn't sleep at night
Scared things wouldn't turn out right
You would hold my hand and sing to me

Caterpillar in the tree
How you wonder who you'll be
Cant go far but you can always dream
Wish you may and wish you might
Don't you worry hold in tight
I promise you there will come a day
Butterfly fly away

Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
Flap your wings now you can't stay
Take those dreams and make them all come true

Butterfly fly away, butterfly fly away
We've been waiting for this day
All along and knowing just what to do
Butterfly, butterfly, butterfly, butterfly fly away

Butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away


Lyrics submitted by kbak, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Butterfly Fly Away" as written by Alan Silvestri Glen Ballard

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  • +1
    My OpinionThis sounds like such a cute luluby
    taylorswiftloveron July 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not a fan of Miley Cyrus. But this song seems so real and touching.
    simdaneson March 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsadly.. i love this song.
    i had a single dad raising me too.
    xokvlon April 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...
    I also had a single dad raising me most of my life.
    My mom disappeared and decided that she wanted nothing
    to do with me of my older sister until now since i am graduating
    she wants to see me and yeah.. so this song is absolutly amazing
    rosie202on May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know she sang this about her dad. but i can relate because i grew up with just my mom. and it was tough for her. i love her and thank her everyday. this is probably one of Mileys best songs. =)
    underoathchk17on July 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI grew up with a mostly with a single Dad so this really hits home for me......it could be a Mom or a Dad though....great song :)
    SausageQueenon September 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me so much of my parents, especially my dad. he's always there and sometimes when im so pissed off at him i listen to his song and think of how lucky i am to have a loving father. i feel bad for anyone who hasnt had both parents like xokvl, rosie202, underoathchk17, and SausageQueen all said, and this song always hits home for almost everyone
    illbefamous8653on December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of my own mother:) So pretty. I love you Miley!
    kate4815162342on March 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Memory~
    I just watched The Hannah Montana movie since my 9 year old Granddaughter is so in to it,
    and I heard this song for the first time,
    it made my eyes leak because it took me back remembering doing all this
    and much more raising my Son as a single parent.

    Sly
    SLYcraftson August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song for social comment assesment for school
    tartiaon October 25, 2012   Link

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