Ryan David Orr

Butterfly


Ryan David Orr
06/13/2011
Ryan David Orr

Lyrics

V1

You had your promise to believe in.

Though, you may have told your love he’d better be careful,

I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

I sat up all night trying desperately

To find excuses for why I should just go,

But I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

There’s something sinister in my reflection,

Taunting stronger parts of me and waiting,

But I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

I know I had as much as you to do with what we talked about in letters.

Bittersweet, but I can’t fake this; it isn’t me.

 

CH

So goodnight, butterfly.

Hold this hand when you cry.

I know you tried. We will rise.

We will shine. I bless your light, for all your life.

 

V2

We can write everything down and send it,

Wishing we were close enough and wanting to be satisfied.

We can fool each other so completely,

And never see the anguish there, hidden in a stare in both our eyes.

If you want, I could find pictures of us happy in the clouds,

And sketch it down and let it blow away.

But it’s not the same now and you know it,

And I think it’s hard enough without attempting to see you this way.

 

CH

So goodnight, butterfly.

Hold this hand when you cry.

I know you tried. We will rise.

We will shine. I bless your light, for all your life.