Tag: Dog and the Butterfly

Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim Adams has given us the prompt “Animal” for Song Lyric Sunday. I had to think about this for a moment as there are so many to choose from and I do like a lot of them.

Anyway I settled for a favorite by Heart called The Dog and the Butterfly. It was written in 1979 by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart along with Susan Ennis. I enjoyed this song so much it inspired me to write a poem using the same title, about a symbiotic relationship between a dog and a butterfly. You can check it out here if you’re interested.

In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful voices of Heart in this live version.

Lyrics
Dog & Butterfly
Heart


There I was with the old man
Stranded again so off I'd ran
A young world crashing around me
No possibilities of getting what I need
He looked at me and smiled
Said no, no, no, no, no child

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he likes to fly
Dog and butterfly
Below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground, laughing
She don't know why, she don't know why
Dog and butterfly

Well I stumbled upon your secret place
Safe in the trees you had tears on your face
Wrestling with your desires frozen strangers
Stealing your fires, the message hit my mind
Only words that I could find

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
Laughing to the sky, up to the sky
Dog and butterfly

We're getting older the world's getting colder
For the life of me I don't know the reason why
Maybe it's livin' making us give in
Hearts rolling in taken back on the tide
We're balanced together ocean upon the sky

Another night in this strange town
Moonlight holding me light as down
Voice of confusion inside of me
Just begging to go back where I'm free
Feels like I'm through
Then the old man's words are true

See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
With a little tear in her eye
She had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly, yeah

Up in the air he like to fly
The dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground, laughing
She don't know why
But she had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly

Songwriters: Ann Wilson / Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson / Susan Ennis
Dog & Butterfly lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
 
 
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