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Weezer - Butterfly

Yesterday I went outside
With my momma's mason jar
Caught a lovely butterfly
When I woke up today
Looked in on my fairy pet
She had withered all away
No more sighing in her breast

I'm sorry for what I did
I did what my body told me to
I didn't mean to do you harm
Everytime I pin down what I think I want it slips away
The goal slips away.

Smell you on my hand for days
I can't wash away your scent
If I'm a dog then you're a bitch
I guess you're as real as me
Maybe I can live with that
Maybe I need fantasy
Life of chasing butterfly

I'm sorry for what I did
I did what my body told me to
I didn't mean to do you harm
Everytime I pin down what I think I want it slips away
The ghost slips away.

I told you I would return
When the robin makes his nest
But I ain't never coming back
I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry

“Butterfly” is told from Pinkerton’s point of view in the opera Madame Butterfly. Known for its sincere lyrics and simplicity, “Butterfly” remains Weezer’s only completely acoustic song to be commercially released. The song consists of just Rivers on solo acoustic guitar and vocals, as well as some light, steady percussion by Karl Koch. According to a Alternative Press interview with Matt Sharp in 2006, Cuomo brought the song to Sharp and asked for his opinions. Even though the recording included only Cuomo and Koch, Sharp still felt it was “essential to be on the record.”

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