Butterfly in Reverse Lyrics

Counting Crows


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Adam Duritz, Ben Mize, Charles Gillingham, Daniel Vickrey, David Bryson, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley, Ryan Adams
album: Track 6 in album Hard Candy
release date: 2002-7-9
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 2:49
conductor: Jerry Hey
guest background vocals: Ryan Adams
violin: Sara Parkins, Liane Mautner, Josefina Vergara, Alan Grunfeld, Katia Popov, Ralph Morrison, Karen Jones, Robin Olson, Jackie Brand, Ken Yorke, Mario DeLeon and Natalie Leggett
bass: Richard Feves and Ed Meares
viola: Carole Castillo, Brian Dembow, Karen Elaine-Bakunin and John Scanlon
cello: Tina Soule, Steve Erdody, Paula Hochhalter and Cecilia Tsan
flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
horn arranger & strings arranger: Jerry Hey
composer: Ryan Adams, Charlie Gillingham, Adam Duritz
lyricist: Adam Duritz, Ryan Adams

Cover Art

Counting Crows Hard Candy cover art
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Mary-Ann
You're better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl
I said, Mary-Ann
You're better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl

Had a lot of girlfriends
I should have known them
Click your heels and count back from there
Do you want to go back?
You should have known
That the butterfly in reverse here is me

Mary-Ann
You're better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl
I said, Mary-Ann
You're better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl

Where'd you want to go to
With nothing beside you
But webbing and curfews and rain?
And everything that hurts you
Is locked up inside you
Like butterflies with wings
And other perfect things

We go swimming in the sunshine
Dangling from clotheslines
Separate and fall into me
But did you ever see me?
Me, absolutely?
Me, but all you, but still me?

Mary-Ann
You're better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl, I said
Mary-Ann
You're better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Hard Candy
  • 2 American Girls
  • 3 Good Time
  • 4 If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead
  • 5 Goodnight L.A.
  • 6 Butterfly in Reverse
  • 7 Miami
  • 8 New Frontier
  • 9 Carriage
  • 10 Black and Blue
  • 11 Why Should You Come When I Call?
  • 12 Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)
  • 13 Holiday in Spain / Big Yellow Taxi