Toad The Wet Sprocket — Butterflies lyrics

Spoken-(I saw something gigantic out on the water
I asked my dad for a nickel
He gave it to me
It was kind of misty
I couldn't be sure what it was
And of course, he wouldn't tell me)

In time i will collect the world
The eggs
(i love)
And wings
(the wings)
Of butterflies
(of butterflies)

A man drove up in an ugly car
And he flashed his lights at everything he saw
And his eyes were red
And his stereo was so loud you couldn't hear the engine's roar
And he yelled at everybody in the road
And did not notice all the moths he'd massacred
Spread across the open road

Spoken-(his skin flashed open
All of a sudden there it was
I still couldn't tell
Ya know when you get so close
To something that BIG
You can't see anything at all...)

In time i will
Collect the world
The eggs and wings of
(you who fall on)
Butterflies
(cavalry)
I give my children
(had you wings of)
Butterflies
(butterflies)

A moth had settled upon his arm and he looked at it with a lazy eye
And he lifted up a gigantic hand
And he spread his fingers towards the sky
And he nudged the moth to make it fly away
But moths are fragile things
And he just wiped it's body
Down across his shoulder blade

He's a wonder, he's a little black-wing boy
Oh my daughters
He'll fill you with joy

In time i will
Collect the world
The hearts and limbs of
(you who soar o'er)
Butterflies
(calvary)
Oh father, i offer
(had you wings of)
Butterflies
(butterflies)
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Songwriters: Phillips, Richard John / Robinson, Hannah (GB)
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