Mottola was angry when he first heard the song because he knew it wasn't about him. But, as Mariah explained in her book, none
of her love songs were. Her previous romantic tunes like "Dreamlover
" and "Fantasy
" were about fictional romances, not about her relationship with her husband. "Before I met Derek, they were mostly imaginary characters," she explained. "I'm sure Tommy could sense that the songs written for Butterfly
were no longer about far-off, fictional lovers - these songs, though certainly poetically embellished, were full of specific details and sensual realness."