Butterfly Tears

Butterfly Tears

DeannaSweidel's picture

Tags: 

Liner Notes: 

Last week, The Songwrite Inn (on Facebook) posted a picture to inspire a song title. This song was born from that post.

Lyrics: 

Butterfly Tears
(c) 2019 Deanna Sweidel

I wrapped myself inside these wings
To hide
Just hide

Secluded from the pain life brings
I tried
I tried

No beautiful transformation
Comes out of self damnation
Just heartache and frustration

And I cry, I cry these

Butterfly tears
Fly away
Fly away
Take all of my fears
And the pain of these years
Oh won't you
Fly away
Fly away with my
Butterfly tears

I wrapped myself inside these wings
And cried
Just cried

Secluded from the pain life brings
No pride
No pride

No beautiful transformation
Comes out of self damnation
Just heartache and frustration

And I cry, I cry these

Butterfly tears
Fly away
Fly away
Take all of my fears
And the pain of these years
Oh won't you
Fly away
Fly away with my
Butterfly tears

I opened up my damaged wings
I flied
Just flied

I left behind the pain life brings
In stride
In stride

My beautiful transformation
Came out of self damnation
From heartache and frustration

When I shed, I shed these

Butterfly tears
Fly away
Fly away
Take all of my fears
And the pain of these years
Oh won't you
Fly away
Fly away with my
Butterfly tears

Take all of my fears
And the pain of these years
Oh won't you
Fly away
Fly away with my
Butterfly tears



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

billwhite51's picture

such a lovely title. i can almost see the song... the hurt of it floating away from the tree like a butterfly,

metalfoot's picture

Wow, Deanna... this is incredible. Great imagery and wonderful unpacking of the theme.

Jibbidy34's picture

The repetition gives your lyrics a nice syncopated rhythm and almost a sense of urgency and desire. Well done hun!

Treble's picture

Love the rhymes self condemnation and transformation!

coreystewart's picture

Deanna, this is simply gorgeous. I've seen the picture in question and your words describe it perfectly. May I have a go at putting music to this please Smile

Frances Smith's picture

Lovely rhythm to the lyrics, and I love the way the butterfly tears are seen as a form of transformation. Beautifully constructed.

OdilonGreen's picture

Emotional stuff, told in an economy of words and images. Nice job crafting words that are somehow simultaneously both sad and uplifting!