"Butterfly, How Long It Takes to Die" as written by and Steven Drozd Wayne Coyne....
If you've ever really seen the sun rise
You will see how many times it tries
If you've ever really seen the sun set
You will see how long it takes to die.

You can see the butterfly has landed
Landed on your prison plates, you’re out
You can feel its trouble making a teardrop
You will see how long it takes to fly

You can see the universe beginning
Making all the sun and the sky
You can see the universe is ending
Making love darker than the night


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"Butterfly, How Long It Takes to Die" as written by Michael Ivins Kliph Scurlock

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    General CommentThis song is hauntingly gorgeous, and one of my favorites off The Terror. The lyrics are pretty much self-explanatory, as with most Flaming Lips songs, but damn do they hit home.
    Wazoo92on July 06, 2013   Link
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    General Commentlyrics,so unconventional.

    This song to me by the way is all about the new rise after the end.
    A sunrise is followed by a sunset(transition is from positive to negative)
    The butterfly,born out of a caterpillar weeps on this upcoming catastrophe.

    But,there is another transition which follows ..from positive to negative.

    "You can see the universe beginning
    Making a new sun in a new sky
    You can see the universe is ending
    Making a new dark in a new night"

    That is,this whole cycle of a play between positives and negatives in our life goes on and on.
    katy0libon January 05, 2014   Link

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