Chasing Butterflies

Chasing Butterflies

coolparadiso's picture


Liner Notes: 

Skirmish time. In the RV and early morning so lyrics it is!


Chasing butterflies

V The haze of summer around,
The warmth upon my back
The corn blowing in the breeze
The winding of the track

V The hillside stands immovable
The sky goes on forever
The distant viaduct stands proud
Announcing mans endeavour

C But i was chasing butterflies
they were elusive like my dreams
Im chasing my reality
Or that is what it seems

V The cut grass smell abounds
The vineyard fruit is ripe
Its just like its meant to be
A summer stereotype

C But i was chasing butterflies
they were elusive like my dreams
Im chasing my reality
Or that is what it seems

B Memories of my youth
Butterfly net in hand
Living life day by day
Nothing ever planned

V What if i ever caught one
The end of the great pursue
Yup i think you guessed it
I wouldn't know what to do!

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


cindyrella's picture

Very nice! Reminds me of the old song Elusive Butterfly of Love. Love it!

philmcmill's picture

Well done! Pretty impressive for a skirmish. Also, congrats on making 50!!!

AndreaB's picture

This has a strong emotional feel. I can't believe it was a skirmish. I really enjoyed this Smile

kahlo's picture

Gorgeous nostalgic feel and the sensory wonder in the lyrics! The images are just beautiful and you capture a time of innocence and hope!

Jibbidy34's picture

If this never gets music it wouldn’t matter because it also reads like an awesome poem. I could just imagine you writing this early morning in your RV somewhere sunny that inspired your summery lyrics. Good skirmish

wobbie wobbit's picture

some really strong images and metaphors that evoke such a lovely nostalgic time and feeling, i love the nice smile in the last two lines Smile great skirmish.

Chip Withrow's picture

This is incredible, and I sure hope you set it to music. Creates some mental pictures that are quite personal to me.

Marilisa's picture

Lovely images and rhythm - feels very summery and nostalgic and I love the ending!

davidtaro's picture

Gorgeous lyrics. That second verse in particular, wow. Crossing fingers and toes that it gets put to music Smile

wacha's picture

Really beautiful set of lyrics here. That ending is something really special. This is a really nice take on the prompt and great write, skirmish or not.

tjeff's picture

Great title! And awesome set of lyrics John - if you're not doing anything else with them, I'd take a shot at them. Great metaphor and love the corn blowing in the breeze.