Butterfly Tears

Butterfly Tears

DeannaSweidel's picture
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Liner Notes: 

While I was at work, Gwyn went to work on this song! I love how it turned out!

Lyrics: 

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



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

Achingly beautiful treatment by Gwyn of your strong and powerful lyric, Deanna. Great work, both of you!

colgoo's picture

Beautiful collaboration! Nicely done with the lyrics and the musical setting. It’s very touching.

Valerie Cox's picture

It's beautiful and sad and powerful all at the same time. What a wonderful lyric. Really love those backing vocals.

billwhite51's picture

i really liked this lyric and was eager to hear what someone woud do with them. when i saw glyn took the challenge, I was excited to hear the results, and it is sp perfectly realized. the melodic development expresses the flight of the tears, butterfly style.

benjo's picture

oh what a wonderful piece of work

the lyric says it all, then the music and melody
just made this butterfly, fly

Chip Withrow's picture

After hearing the other "Butterfly Tears," I had to hear how the other one turned out. I love this one, too!
Folk-rock groove with some super-interesting instrumental and chord-change flourishes. Lovely strumming that anchors the song, and expressive vocals.
It's a mark of good lyrics when they are open to different interpretations.

Drive By Love Fest's picture

this is a damn hit! what a collab you two. Super Solid lyrical content and excellent interpretation. wow, great work.

Klaus's picture

Good title and really nice chorus. I like also the inclusion of transformation theme.
Music is appropriately sad yet easy, especially the soft banjo keeps it grounded. Excellent backing harmonies too.
I'd say this is a bodacious and gallas collaboration.

Cicpisces's picture

Really nice sweet song. Love this line.... I wrapped myself inside these wings
To hide
Just hide
Good collaboration. Chorus makes it come to life. Nice work.