And drinking dust
With eyes of rust
Tonight my tears might stain your wings
So flutter home
'Cause you're better off alone than with me

So hide your face
And tie your lace
And butterflies across your cheek
Forget how soon
You'll become a fool for words when I speak

Flutter girl
You don't want to know what I've lived
You don't want to take what I give
And I give nothing for free

You don't want to know what I've lived
You don't want to take what I give
And I give nothing for free

My hands are rough
My fingers cold
Your heart's so young and so naive
To ever feel
For a moment that I might let you believe...

I'll melt your smile
I'll tear your wings
I'll color everything you see
So flutter home
'Cause you're better off alone than with me

Flutter girl
You don't want to know what I've lived
You don't want to take what I give
'Cause I give nothing for free

And you don't want to know what I've lived
You don't want to take what I give
'Cause I give nothing for free

(Long solo...)

Flutter girl
You don't want to know what I've lived
You don't want to take what I give
And I give nothing for free

You don't want to know what I've lived
Flutter girl
Flutter girl


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  • +1
    General CommentThere's two versions of this song.

    The first version, the one everyone knows and loves, was on Cornell's solo album. And it was awesome.

    The second version is an acoustic one, which appeared on the BOOTLEG Soundgarden CD, "Digging the Garden of Sound." I'm pretty sure is what happened, is the guy putting together all the 'lost tracks' on DtGoS thought FG was a SG song.
    Captain Cornflakeon January 21, 2006   Link

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