"Butterfly" as written by and Conner/lanegan/conner....
Changing memories they fade away
The hours and the days
While in the sunshine, the sunshine bright
I kept you on my mind

Cry, cry butterfly
Heard it on the wings that you're going to die
Cry, cry butterfly
Well I'm sick and I want to go home

Up to an empty room
Four walls around, nothing to be found
Of empty promises in a lonesome town
Let me lay you down

Cry, cry butterfly
Heard it on the wings that you're going to die
Cry, cry butterfly
Well I'm sick and I want to go home

The changing memories they fade away
In the hours in the day
While in the sunshine, the sunshine bright
I kept you on my mind

Cry, cry butterfly
Heard it on the wings that you're going to die
Cry, cry butterfly
And I'm sick and I want to go home

Cry, cry butterfly
Heard it on the wings that you're going to die
Cry, cry butterfly
And I'm sick and I want to go home
Well I'm sick and I want to go home
That I'm sick and I want to go home


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Butterfly" as written by Mark Lanegan Gary Conner

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  • +2
    General Commentthe screaming trees rock my world! YES!!! GO SCREAMING TREES!!! this is a beautiful song about the delicate pain of letting go
    ilikefoodon June 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat track....loved it for years!
    Phadedjadedon October 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI suppose it's written to be depressing but I find it unusually catchy. Kind of just bobbing my head and singing along. Love the band and the track.
    PickSlideon August 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a good song.
    drownnsodaon February 14, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about someone leaving you (death, breakup, etc.) and the feeling of depression that follows
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron April 18, 2016   Link

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