I lock the door and lock my head
And dream of butterflies instead
The beauty of their colored wings
The trees, the grass and pretty things
Imagination fills the void of my existence

Daddy says "I love you girl, it's not your fault
Your mom and me don't get along"
I know he's lying, I know there's no such thing as inexplicable
I hear, forget, this world in bed and suddenly the sun comes up
That's when my pets all come alive
They cheer me up and tell me

Everything's alright
Stuffed animals are always right

My favorite song, my favorite show
I wonder if they even know
Or if they care or if they even notice
I am standing there
I want my pets to come alive
And cheer me up and tell me

Everything's alright
Stuffed animals are always right
Everything's alright
Stuffed animals are always right
Alright, alright, alright

My eyes all red, the baby's wet
And someone has to get that phone
I want my pets to come alive and
Cheer me up and tell me

Alright, alright, alright, alright

I lock the door and lock my head
And dream of butterflies instead


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    General CommentA girl grows up feeling alone, abandoned and uncomforted by her parents. She seeks her solace in animistic representations of creatures who cannot disappear. As an adult, she has a child, but does not know how to soothe and dwells within her own sorrow. She fears her child's needs (the wet diaper) and recedes into the distance and unfortunately perpetuates the cycle.
    Pathoson March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMany children (adults also) survive difficult situations thanks to their fantasy...
    I love the sentence "I lock my door, unlock my head and dream of butterflies instead"
    This is my song. The whole "cocoon crash" cd contains songs that I could have written.
    juttefruton August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song can also be about an adult reverting to a childlike state because life is too difficult. Reality becomes too harsh, too real. And sometimes you need to block it out and indulge in a fantasy state.
    dianyxon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about both childhood and adulthood (the last verse about having a baby) and it's proving that though we've grown up, we still revert back to the same way of coping, or not coping.
    chimpunkon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about both childhood and adulthood (the last verse about having a baby) and it's proving that though we've grown up, we still revert back to the same way of coping, or not coping.
    chimpunkon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell ur parents not knowing your favourites songs are kind effed up but it happens more than once and it always good to have some pet to cheer u up in life wheter they are still with u are not pets always are people best friends and remain as a happy memory
    bandeleroon November 02, 2011   Link

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