A creature made of sunshine
Her eyes were like the sky
Rabbit howls like something old
As we twitch to a lullaby
The scalpel shines in god''s sunshine
The Streetlights whisper pain
Down here near the poison stream
Our god has gone insane

She smiles like a child with flowers in her hair
With blood on her hands
Into the sun she stares
She feels it die
I heard her cry

She smiles like a child with flowers in her hair
With blood on her hands
Into the sun she stares
She feels it die
I heard her cry...
Like the scream of the butterfly

Sunshine in the house of flames
She loves it where she gets it
But it''s never felt the same
Surgery, in the house of dissection
When your candle burns out..I''ll resurrect you
She runs
Through fields of daisies
Yeah, it''s just a shame that they eat their own babies
Who cares
Cos the air is free
When you get there will you kiss the dead for me?

There''s blood on the moon and the summer is cold
There''s love in the room
But baby that''s getting old
There''s blood on my face sittin'' on uhh dead shore
A highway,highway of emptiness and I''m getting bored

There''s blood on the moon as we plan our escape
The goddess in bloom
Handcuffed and raped
There''s blood in the bathtub baby
Murder the king
There''s blood on the moon
There''s blood on just about everything

Sunshine in the house of flames
She loves it where she gets it
But it''s never felt the same
Surgery, in the house of dissection
When your candle burns out..I''ll resurrect you
She runs
Through fields of daisies
Yeah, it''s just a shame that they eat their own babies
Who cares
Cos the air is free
When you get there will you kiss the dead for me?

Something cold is forced inside her
A tears spill down her cheek
Stillborn songs of a dead dreamer
Hymn''s of a needle freak

With sunlight in her hair she smiles like she don''t care
Her dreams of liquid blue
I cut my self again and again to remind myself of you

She smiles like a child with flowers in her hair
With blood on her hands
Into the sun she stares
She feels it die
I heard her cry...
She smiles like a child with flowers in her hair
With blood on her hands
Into the sun she stares
She feels it die
I heard her cry...
Like the scream of the butterfly
I like the scream of the butterfly

I met an angel with a sawed-off shotgun
Wanted by the FBI
We dropped some acid
Killed our parents
Then we hit the road

I like the scream of the butterfly


Lyrics submitted by tricky_dick, edited by Warbandit

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  • +1
    General CommentLSD. acid trip. this song refers to the poetics of jim morrison but is ingenius in a dax riggs way. dropping acid and killing your parents does not literally mean killing people. it means killing ideas/get born again/ break on through/forgetting what your parents taught you. scream of the butterfly is a trippy paradox in itself(butterflys obviously cannot scream). knowing more about the history of lsd and its pioneers helps understand much of this song.
    there is much more to the song too, ive only scratched the surface
    lysergic deathon February 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRabbitHowl definitely owned it. This song is NOT about abortion, but it IS about taking innocence from a child. The girl in the song is not Truddi Chase, as RabbitHowl suggested, but it is a girl who experienced the same abuse as Truddi. This girl was molested (probably by her father if you read the last lines of the song).

    "She smiles like a child with blood on her hands" doesn't even make sense in reference to abortion. She was raped as a child, and reverts back to the abuse in her adult years. When he says "she feels it die" he is referring to her soul, not her baby.

    "She runs through fields of daisies; yeah it's just a shame that they eat their own babies" is NOT saying she's eating her damn baby! She was permitted to frolic amongst the daisies as a child so long as she put up with the abuse. It is sarcasm, irony, which means he's NOT being literal.
    RecklessPietyon March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentimnot exactly sure wht it means but i would like to know i tink it is about a guy that has been hurt by something very innocent. i dont know how to describe it or it might be something he just can seem to have but if you know anything about it feel free to tell me......... i really want to know!
    vanitybabeon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey sorry about the misspellings my typing sux o and teh can should be a cant but that is one interesting song
    vanitybabeon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone awesome song. go download if you haven't heard it.
    dreameron May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means exactly what it says, Read it thuroughly. One is close when they say that it's about someone being hurt, that is rather close. Quite literally, it talks about raping a girl admired from afar, then murdering her. Then literally killing himself, fallen too deep into depression by the loss. Read the lyrics closely, Dax is quite clear.
    bleedingsunshineon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpeople need to do songs line by line not as a paragraph
    Drexialon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHEY.....READ THE LYRICS AND LISTEN TO IT AGAIN, PEOPLE. THE SONG IS ABOUT ABORTION...KILLING OF THE INNOCENT....RAPING OF CHILDHOOD....THINK REAL HARD!
    butterfly_screamson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"WHO CARES? THE AIR IS FREE" ......"ITS JUST ASHAME THAT THEY EAT THIER OWN BABIES" .....ITS NOT THAT HARD TO FIGURE OUT....JUST KEEP ABORTION IN MIND. ACTUALLY A LOT OF THIER SONGS ARE ABOUT ABORTION. ITS FUCKED UP SHIT
    butterfly_screamson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOH AND BY THE WAY...THE LYRICS WRITTEN ABOVE ARE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY OFF. MORONS. TRY THIS SITE TO GET THE TRUE LYRICS:

    WWW.ANGELFIRE.COM/BAND/…
    butterfly_screamson May 23, 2002   Link

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