"MayFly" as written by and Melora "rasputina" Creager....
The fly of May
It lives one day

When that day is done
MayFly does not complain
It flies into the setting sun
It goes back to the place from which it came

The fly of May

Ask how, ask why
One day MayFly
That's all you get
You give no thought to it

Me, my life is long
With reasons few like you
When I go and when I'm gone
I will understand these things I never knew

The fly of May

One day, one day
One day, it's long enough
If you really think about it

The fly of May
It lives one day

The fly
One day
Of May
One day

The fly
One day
Of May
One day

It lives
One day
One day
One day

The fly of May



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"Mayfly" as written by Melora "rasputina" Creager

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    General CommentI love this song because I think the lyrics are really meaningful. I think that Melora is telling us that the Mayfly does so much in one day and appreciates the one day it gets, with no question. On the other hand, us humans get years upon years to live our lives, and we try to extend our time we have on earth. We get so much time on Earth to do something meaningful but some of us just kind of... sit there our entire lives. We try to prolong our existence by doing the stupidest of things, and the Mayfly just accepts the fact that when it's life is done, it's life is done, with no objections or complaints.
    ChibiLolitaon June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree, like the meaningfulness in our lives could be summed up in just one day.
    sleepyfaerieon January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI get what she's saying, but the only reason Mayflies accept it is because they have to. They're made that way. They're pretty much not even aware of death and that they will die.
    xXxCAITLYNxXxon August 12, 2010   Link

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