Heaven ablaze in our eyes
We're standing still in time
The blood on our hands is the wine
We offer as sacrifice

Come on, and show them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul

This endless mercy mile
We're crawling side by side
With hell freezing over in our eyes
Gods kneel before our crime

Come on lets show, them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
Don't let go
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
For your soul

Come on, and show them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
Don't let go
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)

For your soul


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    This is one of those "Live fast, die while young" songs. A butterfly only lives a few days as a beautiful butterfly, most of its life it spends as uglier life forms. It develops the butterfly stage to find a mate and dies soon after mating. The song looks at life and love as something that can't last. Die while still happy, young and beautiful, don't wait until you're old, ugly and lonely. A very pessimistic song with no hope and the only positive thing in it is the capability to love, despite all the hurt and cynicism.

    lynxrattleon September 30, 2016   Link
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    i really like this song. i think its a good single. the video is a little strange though. still good.

    RazorbladeRomanticon July 30, 2005   Link
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    i think the video is a bit too conceptual for some, rather obscure, but its cool.. the song is good but it doesnt wretch my heart like loves requiem or beautiful.. cant wait till the new album.. the meaning of this song has something to do with butterflys and what they mean in different cultures or something ville's been reading up on them.

    titania098on July 31, 2005   Link
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    shouldn't this song be called "Wings of a Butterfly?"

    thienosauruson August 01, 2005   Link
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    I think the video to this song is one of the coolest things I've ever seen and just the way Ville looks at the camera in this, it almost stops my heart every time. When I first heard the song I thought it may have meant something like if you rip out the wings of a butterfly it can't fly, grow and be beautiful. The butterfly being love in the song, if you rip out the wings, it can't fly, grow and be beautiful. Well that's my interpritation of the song.

    xHeyitsmexon August 01, 2005   Link
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    I think the video to this song is one of the coolest things I've ever seen and just the way Ville looks at the camera in this, it almost stops my heart every time. When I first heard the song I thought it may have meant something like if you rip out the wings of a butterfly it can't fly, grow and be beautiful. The butterfly being love in the song, if you rip out the wings, it can't fly, grow and be beautiful. Well that's my interpritation of the song.

    xHeyitsmexon August 01, 2005   Link
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    If I remember it correctly Ville said that what he means with Rip out the wings of a butterfly is something innocent doing something terrible. Like a young child ripping out the wings of a butterfly. Or something like that :)

    Any way, great song. Sounds abit like The 69 Eyes.

    stigmatacornholioon August 02, 2005   Link
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    I absolutely love this song. And I believe what stigmatacornholio said is what the true meaning of the song is. I have unfortunately never seen the video. =(

    xBrokenValoxon August 03, 2005   Link
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    I really like this song and i cant wait until the album its gonna be great.GO HIM!!

    villeisgodon August 04, 2005   Link
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    This song is really good, I love it...You can watch the awsome video here: greatestjournal.com/users/nordic_bitch/ Og at myspace.com/heartagram. The video gives me a kinda "Resident Evil -vibe"..Wich I adore, lovely! This song is really cathcy, a good single, but oh, I love it, love it!

    Vaeltaaon August 05, 2005   Link

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