If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
he makes my heart a cinemascope screen
showing the dancing bird of paradise.

If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
he makes my heart a cinemascope screen
showing the dancing bird of paradise.

He excites me
Must be like a genesis of rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I'm with him

If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife,
he makes my heart a cinemascope,
he's showing the dancing bird of paradise

I'm a hot knife- I'm a hot knife-
I'm a hot knife, he's a pad of butter.
If I get a chance I'm gonna show him that
he's never gonna need- never need another.

I'm a hot knife- I'm a hot knife-
I'm a hot knife, he's a pad of butter
If I get a chance I'm gonna show him that
he's never gonna need- never need another.

(And you can, and you can, and you can relax around me)

(If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
he makes my heart a cinemascope screen
showing the dancing bird of paradise)

(And you can, and you can, and you can relax around me)

I'm a hot knife- I'm a hot knife-
I'm a hot knife, he's a pad of butter
If I get a chance I'm gonna show him that
he's never gonna need- never need another.

(And you can, and you can, and you can relax around me)

He excites me
Must be like a genesis of rhythm
I get feisty
Whenever I'm with him...

Maybe he can teach me something,
Maybe I can teach him, too.
Even just to reach is a triumph,
And now, I've even got a hold on you.


Lyrics submitted by lutti, edited by facemeetpavement, rakastettu

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionThere is also another verse towards the end where she says "And maybe he can teach me something, and maybe I can teach him, too", and two other lines, but I can't make out what she's saying.
    stentorianon June 17, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI believe it's "pat of butter."
    danoftheyearon June 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionTowards the end:

    Maybe he can teach me something, maybe I can teach him too.
    Even just to see if there's a shot, that he - really - got over you.

    Maybe he can teach me something, maybe I can teach him too.
    It's not impossible to show me, he - really - got over you.
    stentorianon September 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction(And you can, and you can, and you can wild up around me)
    She is definitely saying "you can relax around me"
    Vigon June 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's nice when Fiona writes a song that's not about bad relationships or breaking up!
    CrabMcNastyon June 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI love the way this song is so sexual, but it isn't explicit about it. Fiona knows how to make songs sexy, not vulgar. I love it!
    JackSylverwindon July 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, so many wrong lyrics here! The booklet from the CD says it's
    "He makes my heart a CinemaScope screen
    showing a dancing bird of paradise"
    So that settles that one.

    She doesn't put all of the lyrics in the booklet, but if you wear headphones you can tell it is most definitely "You can relax around me". Absolutely no question.

    Also, like someone stated she also says "Maybe he can teach me something, maybe I can teach him too" And then I can't yet make out the next two lines after that.
    LoriPon July 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionIf I'm butter - if I'm butter-
    If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
    he makes my heart a cinemascope,
    he's showing the dancing bird of paradise.

    If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
    If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
    he makes my heart a cinemascope,
    he's showing the dancing bird of paradise.

    He excites me
    Must be like a genesis of rhythm
    I get feisty
    Whenever I'm with him

    If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
    If I’m butter, then he's a hot knife,
    he makes my heart a cinemascope,
    he's showing the dancing bird of paradise

    I'm a hot knife- if I'm a hot knife-
    I'm a hot knife if he's a pad of butter.
    If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that
    he's never gonna need- never need another.

    I'm a hot knife- if I'm a hot knife-
    I'm a hot knife if he's a pad of butter
    If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that
    he's never gonna need- never need another.

    (And you can, and you can, and you can wild up around me)

    (If I'm butter - if I'm butter-
    If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife,
    he makes my heart a cinemascope,
    he's showing the dancing bird of paradise)

    (And you can, and you can, and you can wild up around me)

    I'm a hot knife- if I'm a hot knife-
    I'm a hot knife if he's a pad of butter
    If I get a chance, I'm gonna show him that
    he's never gonna need- never need another.

    (And you can, and you can, and you can wild up around me)

    He excites me
    Must be like a genesis of rhythm
    I get feisty
    Whenever I'm with him...
    stentorianon June 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you can relax around me"
    stevenj777on June 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso thinking ... is it cinemascope screen?
    danoftheyearon June 30, 2012   Link

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