"Butterfly Wings" as written by and Adam R. Young....
If I was a raindrop
You'd be my thunderstorm
It's cold, so surround me
With rain clouds to keep me warm
I feel like I'm falling

So darling, don't let me go
The thought is appalling
But should I slip away into the stormy sea
Will you remember me

Asleep in the warm cocoons
We dream of lovely things
We're both gonna wake up soon
So we hope that tomorrow brings
Us our "Butterfly Wings"

If I was a grain of sand
Would you be Miami Beach
So dusty with starlight
Close your eyes and cuddle close to me

I'll try not to wake you
Or make a sound while you're dozing off
But in the night should the high tides
Sweep me away from you
Tell me again my dear, will you be waiting here

Whenever we leave the ground
And take to the sky
I'll smile as I'm gazing down
'Cause I've always wondered why
We won't need feathers to fly

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"Butterfly Wings" as written by Adam R. Young

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    General CommentOkay, I've fallen in love with this song. Yes, because it's amazing, but also because it just helped me solve a bit of a problem.

    See, I've been trying to decide which high school to go to. One is high-tec, amazing curriculum, and very college-prep. The other is so friendly and welcoming, but the curriculum isn't as good. I'd really have to apply myself to do as well there as in the first school. But I really like that school.

    So when I heard the line, "We won't need feathers to fly," I realized that, to me, it means that I don't need the college-prep curriculum and technology to do well and get into a good college. As long as I work hard, I don't need those 'feathers' to 'fly.' Thanks, Adam. <3
    pepsicola1295on February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about him and a girl, and he loves her so much she means more to him than he does himself(not in a bad way) and so by being so small like a rain drop ore one grain of sand, she is greater than him, a storm and a beach. Also hes afraid of losing her bc at the end of both verses he asks if something happened to him, would she still love him?
    By saying they both hope to get butterfly wings, hes saying that one day theyll both be great, and also equal. At the end, they both use their butterfly wings to fly, and they dont need feathers to fly because they are both great together the way they are
    idk if its all right, but i think it could be close
    William0on December 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmy best friend and i share this song intensely and its what sticks us together i guess, coz we argue a lot of times and the only way it goes away is the hope that "if i was a grain of sand, she'd be My Miami beach! lovely song Adam
    denvertapiwaon October 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely love this song! Owl City is amazing <3

    Great job getting the lyrics up here [:
    LovelyMauveon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song its beautiful! and the lyrics are perfect thanks!
    randommusicon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a fantastic song, I love the lyrics.

    What album is this song from?
    PersonalVioliniston February 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of my love life.its talks about him being in love with a popular girl(like me). he is a rain drop, and she is a thunder storm.
    musicmindedon January 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's just me, but the last line "I've always wondered why We won't need feathers to fly" makes me think of Heaven. I think we'll be able to fly there, free from the limits of this faded place we call the physical world. There's a more substantial world, one that God will give us a new body for, and anything will be possible. No feathers necessary. :)
    CagedNightOwlon April 04, 2012   Link

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