"Sleeps With Butterflies" as written by and Tori Amos....
Airplanes
Take you away again
Are you flying
Above where we live
Then I look up a glare in my eyes
Are you having regrets about last night
I'm not but I like rivers that rush in
So then I dove in
Is there trouble ahead
For you the acrobat
I won't push you unless you have a net

You say the word
You know I will find you
Or if you need some time
I don't mind
I don't hold on
To the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly then boy

Balloons
Look good from on the ground
I fear with pins and needles around
We may fall then stumble
Upon a carousel
It could take us anywhere

I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly boy


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"Sleeps with Butterflies" as written by Tori Amos

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    General CommentThere are omitted lyrics in this song. Here are the correct lines in the chorus:

    "I'm not like the girls that you know
    but I believe I'm worth comin' home to
    KISS AWAY NIGHT
    THIS GIRL only sleeps with butterflies"

    I'm not sure what the "Kiss away night" means, but the "This girl" part is real important because otherwise the song is a bit ambiguous. Without it, is she saying that SHE only sleeps with butterflies or is she saying that HE only sleeps with butterflies? I'd usually assume that someone who is described as a butterfly is a woman, since butterflies are a favorite symbol of many young women and calling a man a butterfly might be construed as calling him effeminate. But here she seems to be saying that SHE only sleeps with butterflies and she's fine with that.
    stoolhardyon March 24, 2005   Link

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