Butterfly In Reverse

Album: Hard Candy (2002)
  • 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 Writer/s: ADAM DURITZ, BEN MIZE, CHARLES GILLINGHAM, DANIEL VICKREY, DAVID BRYSON, DAVID IMMERGLUCK, MATTHEW MALLEY, RYAN ADAMS
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Kara from Nyc, NyThe song is about actress Mary Louise Parker.
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