Iced Honey

Album: Lulu (2011)
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  • You can't put a butterfly in a jar
    If the effort's too high no matter who you are
    You can't catch the moon, or the sun or the stars
    It doesn't matter who you are
    Iced honey

    Now me I've tried a million tricks
    To make life cold and make it stick
    Not running heat that flames then out
    But the proud piece of ice that always floats
    Iced honey

    If I can't trap a butterfly or a bee
    If I can't keep my heart where I want it to be
    If no matter how much soul and heart
    I put to the wood
    If a flaming heart is not that good
    Iced honey

    If you can't put a butterfly in a jar
    If violence mars your final hour
    If you make others feel like jam
    Poured on a piece of charbroiled lamb

    If it's all mixed up and you cannot shout
    And your oxygen starts to run out
    If your final gasp has the recipe wrong
    And instead of hello you say so long

    If your energy starts to leak out
    And people wonder what you're all about
    A heartbreaker with an unattached heart
    The story of love gives them all a start

    And me, I've always been this way
    Not by choice, just this way
    I can't put my honey pot in a jar
    Or a heart or a fist of some young boy

    If you can't put a butterfly in a jar
    No wonder no need to wonder where you are
    It might seem like Hell, the river Styx
    Your affection never sticks

    No matter what you say, no matter what you do
    A butterfly heart flies right past you
    There's nothing to say, nothing to do
    See if the ice will melt for you
    Iced honey

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