"Catching The Butterfly" as written by and Simon/salisury Jones....
As though you were born
And so you thought
The future's ours
To keep and hold

A child within
Has healing ways
It sees me through
My darkest days

I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine
I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine

In my lucid dreams
In my lucid dreams

Something now
Through life no fun
I want to feel
I want to run

I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine
I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine

In my lucid dreams
In my lucid dreams

I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine
Keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine
I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly
In that dream of mine
I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly

In my private dreams
In my private dreams
In my private dreams
My lucid dreams

My forgotten schemes
I see through you
You see through me
I see through you

You see through me
Be with me
Be with me
I see through you

You see through me
I see through you
You see through me

To be in your eyes
To be in your eyes


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"Catching the Butterfly" as written by The Verve

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  • +3
    General Commentto me, he is saying that you can never stop following your dreams, even if it can really only remain a dream.

    i love this song, the soft music and lyrics make it a favorit of mine on sleepless nights
    cadillac4lifeon April 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is reliving the days which you value most, and days which you were happiest are the ones which plague your memory. Embrace those feelings and only let in the good times. It's not letting go of what you once had : )


    Lovely x
    Izeon December 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am going to keep on living life to the full, I am going to keep on trying to make my dreams come true- just like a child does.
    Catroaron August 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful residual of the Monarch Experiment. Mad Richard is one of the Best Butterflys to Flutterby. Thank You, Your Excellency ! I am eternally at your service, although rather nervous. They don't deserve us !!!
    MarkOBlazeon January 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about Richards childhood.

    The lyrics "I'm gonna keep catching that butterfly in that butterfly in that dream of mine" could be a reflection on Richards childhood before his dad passed. I think he is reflecting on the joy he had as a child, before he became a victim of depression.

    The lyrics "through life no fun", and " I want to run" could be him trying to recreate his childhood joy to help him fight his depression. I also think that the lyrics "my lucid dreams" could be him picturing these memories as vividly as he can.

    This one of my most favourite songs off of Urban Hymns.
    Old school music loveron July 11, 2017   Link
  • -6
    General CommentYeah this is the verve at their most boring and irritating. Luckyman, sonnet, bitter sweet symphony, history, all in the mind, this is music and love is noise are the best songs, all the rest are just pretentious and plain annoying.
    Jcm-93on October 19, 2008   Link

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