Butterfly Lyrics

Mariah Carey


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey
album: Track 2 in album Butterfly
release date: 1997-9-10
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genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: Deep House/Vocal/Ballad
length: 4:36
producer: Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
mixer: Mick Guzauski
engineer: Mike Scott, David Gleeson and Dana Jon "Chile D" Chappelle
arranger: Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey
background vocals: Mary Ann Tatum and Melonie Daniels
additional keyboard: Dan Shea
programming: Dan Shea and Walter Afanasieff
background vocals & lead vocals: Mariah Carey
drumset: Dan Shea
assistant engineer: Ian Dalsemer and Oliver Bone
keyboard & synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
lyricist: Mariah Carey
composer: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff

Cover Art

Mariah Carey Butterfly cover art
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When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imagined I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were ment to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I can't pretend these tears
Aren't over flowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
ButI will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were ment to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were ment to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

So flutter through the sky
Butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
Butterfly


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Honey
  • 2 Butterfly
  • 3 My All
  • 4 The Roof
  • 5 Fourth of July
  • 6 Breakdown
  • 7 Babydoll
  • 8 Close My Eyes
  • 9 Whenever You Call
  • 10 Fly Away (Butterfly reprise)
  • 11 The Beautiful Ones
  • 12 Outside
  • 13 Honey (So So Def radio mix)
  • 14 Honey (Def club mix)