Close My Eyes

Album: Butterfly (1997)
  • I was wayward child
    With the weight of the world
    That I held deep inside
    Life was a winding road
    And I learned many things
    Little ones shouldn't know

    But I closed my eyes
    Steadied my feet on the ground
    Raised my head to the sky
    And though time's rolled by
    Still feel like that child
    As I look at the moon
    Maybe I grew up
    A little too soon

    Funny how one can learn
    To grow numb to the madness
    And block it away
    I left the worst unsaid
    Let it all dissipate
    And I try to forget

    But I closed my eyes
    Steadied my feet on the ground
    Raised my head to the sky
    And though time's rolled by
    Still feel like that child
    As I look at the moon
    Maybe I grew up
    A little too soon

    Nearing the edge
    Oblivious I almost
    Fell right over
    A part of me
    Will never be quite able
    To feel stable
    That woman-child falling inside
    Was on the verge of fading
    Thankfully I
    Woke up in time

    Guardian angel I
    Sail away on an ocean
    With you by my side
    Orange clouds roll by
    They burn into your image
    And you're still alive

    But I closed my eyes
    Steadied my feet on the ground
    Raise my head to the sky
    And though time rolls by
    Still feel like a child
    As I look at the moon
    Maybe I grew up
    A little too soon Writer/s: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThe most personal track on Butterfly, the only song that means something to me.
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