You can't place faith in material things
Material things will fail you
A hurricane triggered by a butterfly's wings
Your conspirators betray you

Don't place faith in human beings
Human beings are unreliable things
Don't place faith in human beings
Human beings or butterfly's wings

You can't place faith in a new regime
That fascist faith will kill you
A hurricane triggered by a butterfly's wings
Your conspirators betray you

Don't place faith in human beings
Human beings are unreliable things
Don't place faith in human beings
Human beings or butterfly wings

There's something burning
Deep inside I know
There's something
Inside this hole

(Tonight when I chase the dragon -
By their fruits you shall know them)

Don't place faith
Don't place faith
When I decide to live in the mind
The heart dies
Mother superior in the sky
The heart dies
The heart dies

Don't place faith in human beings
Human beings are unreliable things
Don't place faith in human beings
Human beings or butterfly wings


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Butterfly Wings Lyrics as written by Scott D. Benzel Michael Bernard Fisher

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    An example of chaotic behavior is the saying that a butterfly's path in China can affect the weather in the US several days later.

    xodon March 15, 2005   Link
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    I think 'butterfly wings' is a metaphor for dreams.

    StopDanceGoon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Dr. Lorenz's Butterfly Effect was a part of the Chaos Theory. The Butterfly Effect specifically talks about meteorology and the impossible nature to consistently predict the weather.

    So yes, he is relating the Butterfly Effect Chaos Theory to humans.

    Snake Doctoron May 02, 2008   Link
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    "By their fruits you shall know them"

    reference to: "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them." ~ Jesus Christ

    GraceHeadon October 23, 2010   Link
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    A theme-song for cynics and skeptics. An ode to trusting no one. The previous mentioning of the Butterfly wings chaos theory and the biblical references to false prophets are dead on.

    "tonight I chase the dragon, by your fruits you shall know them." is apparently also a Steely Dan reference.

    GOPon December 25, 2010   Link

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