Mariah Carey - Butterfly Lyrics

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)


  • Credits
    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
    popularity : 778 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: Deep House/Vocal/Ballad
    length: 4:36
    producer: Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey
    mixer: Mick Guzauski
    engineer: Dana Jon "Chile D" Chappelle, Mike Scott and David Gleeson
    arranger: Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey
    background vocals: Mary Ann Tatum and Melonie Daniels
    additional keyboard: Dan Shea
    programming: Walter Afanasieff and Dan Shea
    background vocals & lead vocals: Mariah Carey
    drumset: Dan Shea
    assistant engineer: Oliver Bone and Ian Dalsemer
    keyboard & synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
    Album Information
    label: Sony Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988009850092
    script: Latin