Thank god we rested here
All silver winged and bottle vision
It’s a good day to skip out on our thoughts (on our thoughts)
And just enjoy this jaded joke
You’ve gotta kid yourself
To make the mile work

Like kissing lipstick
Or angels in the sand
I saw you stumble
Still you don’t grab my hand

I see this it mustn’t be real
I’m nervous my stomach just fills
With timid silken butterflies
Aren’t they just like monsters

In the neon splendour
Be the love you’re looking for
As faded clockwork clicks, hypocrites (clockwork clicks)
I almost wish we were butterflies
And just live for three summer days
Then end surrounded with “désolé”

Like kissing lipstick
Or angels in the sand
I saw you stumble
Still you don’t grab my hand

I see this it mustn’t be real
I’m nervous my stomach just fills
With timid silken butterflies

Aren’t they just like monsters
Aren’t they just like monsters
Aren’t they just like monsters

Like kissing lipstick
Or angels in the sand
I saw you stumble, you don’t grab my hand
Like kissing lipstick
Or angels in the sand
Timid silken butterflies
Aren’t they just like monsters
Aren’t they just like monsters

Still you don’t grab my hand
I see this it mustn’t be real
I’m nervous my stomach just fills
With timid silken butterflies
Aren’t they just like monsters





Lyrics submitted by CharliesAngels

Silken Butterflies song meanings
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    Song MeaningSilken Butterflies - Yet Another AWEEEEEESOME song! -
    (The CharliesAngels account is joint so whoever wrote what the lyrics mean to them are gonna write their name at the top- Shelby)
    Well, I can't pick a favourite song, cause it changes all the time, but silken butterflies is an amazing song.

    I like - Like kissing lipstick, or angels in the sand, I saw you stumble, still you don't grab my hand!
    I especially like the last few words in that line, because it relates to me because, I feel as though people have offered me chances to help me through things, but yet I've never actually taken the help, because I'm a very stubborn person!! Ha Ha!
    And also, I really like ''I'm nervous, my stomach just fills, with timid silken butterflies, aren't they just like monsters, (woah) ' Because It reminds me of the exams I've done so far, and how much of a state I get myself in to, because I panic, waaaaaay to much! But also it reminds me of when I'm doing something I wouldn't normally do, how I literally get ''butterflies'' in my stomach, because it's a new thing which I don't expect,and again this song helps me to calm down when I get nervous, so I proper love it :D I again, love Roy's voice in this song, his voice is just beautiful :)
    CharliesAngelson February 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSilken Butterflies reminds me of times with my friends (Beth)

    I like the lyrics :
    "Thank god we rested here All silver winged and bottle vision It’s a good day to skip out on our thoughts (on our thoughts) And just enjoy this jaded joke You’ve gotta kid yourself To make the mile work"
    It makes me think of when i spend time with my two closest friends. The times when i don't have to think about anything serious and i can just have a laugh. The part where Roy sings "You've gotta kid yourself To make the mile work" makes me think to have a good day out with your friends you have to be silly and mess around. I always think of my best friends when i listen to this song and it makes me appreciate them even more. It makes me think how lucky i am to have them.
    CharliesAngelson February 25, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."
    ~RFK quoting Aeschylus

    My teacher put that quote upon the board and it immediately reminded me of this song. The metaphors seem to be similar and I'm still trying to work out the themes of both, but what do you guys think? Similar? (Or am I completely crazy?)
    Stormy2on April 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe whole song is a study of reality through the lens of opposites: inside vs. outside, fact vs. fiction, heart vs. brain. When looking at something, which view shows the soul or the truth of the matter, and which is just a shadow or filter of the truth. what romantic projections do people create in their minds.

    In the midst of his loneliness in the aftermath of being left, he's perfecting his idea of what he had. He's longing for a perfection that he never really had. Is he longing for only perfect 'three summer days' he's created for himself?

    The first stanza sets this up with the heart vs. the mind contradiction. The eye with vision (just like the heart with relationships) is the first receptor, the first judge. Because, it's first, is it closer to the original and therefore more true? or is the brain more true after it's had time to correct our eye's vision. (like kissing lipstick) Our brain tends to do the same thing to our heart after a while in a relationship. The brain is always catching up with our instincts but must we lie to ourselves?

    It’s a good day to skip out on our thoughts (on our thoughts)
    And just enjoy this jaded joke
    You’ve gotta kid yourself
    To make the mile work

    The mile represents life, and he can't find anyone to be with him.
    By repeating "aren't they just like monsters" several times, he's emphasizing that the brain does more than just a physical function of inverting an image, but the brain also locks onto the idea and dwells on it, dissects it, considers it over and over again and thinks it over constantly. something ostensibly beautiful even.

    But is all that thinking and interpretation bringing him closer to the truth, or further from the truth. Did he really have a perfect relationship, (still you don't grab my hand) or is he weaving a myth of perfection. Which is fact, which is fiction? The heart or the mind?

    In the last lines of the song I think he realizes that he's longing for a false perfection. (be the love your looking for) His reality is that he's alone now. That's the fact. The fiction is the relationship that's now over: they were together, but it couldn't work because it wasn't true. All the time they spent together was just a sham because at the heart of the matter it couldn't work. (still you don't grab my hand/Then end surrounded with “désolé”)
    Stormy2on April 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentEllie :)
    Silken Butterflies must be one of my favorite songs you can never not sing along to this puts a smile on my face every time i listen to it even on a bad day!

    I know this will cheer anyone up on a hard day I've played it so many times i'm in love with it.

    My favorite verse is 'I see this it mustn’t be real I’m nervous my stomach just fills With timid silken butterflies' this is what happens to me loads of times the words just explain what i couldn't do myself.

    The words in this song are so true it could describe how i feel, it is true that when you get nervous you get butterflies in your stomach that's why i love this it does help me to calm down when am getting worked up and really nervous about stuff.

    This is an amazing song and Roy's voice in it is gorgeous. :)



    CharliesAngelson July 07, 2011   Link

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