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
Writer/s: Ann Wilson, Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson, Susan Ennis
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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