Butterfly

from Cabin Fever by Mandy Woods

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lyrics

Butterfly

Butterfly, sweet butterfly,
Stay with me through the cold,
Shelter in my cabin
From the winter frost and snow,
Take your time, no rush to go,
There’s room for you and me,
Butterfly, I kinda like your peaceful company.

Mama passed away in April,
I was there right by her side,
Saw the spark of life go out,
Held her hand and cried;
New life blossomed round me,
Dark winter at an end,
But Mama’s time was over—
Sleep tight now, my best friend.

We bought a place, my love and I,
Six months down the road,
Mama’s lifelong wish fulfilled
Too late for her to know;
My happiness she’d wanted,
And how I wish she’d seen
The house I would grow old in
With love surrounding me.

Behind the house a treasure,
My dearest childhood dream:
A weathered pine log cabin,
My place to simply be;
As I cleared away its clutter,
Something fluttered through my hair:
I’d woken up a butterfly
Who’d taken refuge there.

Butterfly, sweet butterfly,
Stay with me through the cold,
Shelter in my cabin
From the winter frost and snow,
Take your time, no rush to go,
There’s room for you and me,
Butterfly, I kinda like your peaceful company.

That butterfly stayed with me
As I mourned my mother’s loss;
I knew it should have slept,
But now the cabin was too hot;
Right through that bitter winter
It sheltered there with me,
And I came to dread the springtime
When I’d have to set it free.

Some people say a butterfly’s
The spirit of the dead,
And maybe Mama’s soul
Was in my sweet log cabin friend;
Come April,
Just beneath my favourite picture of my mum,
I came across that butterfly,
Wings folded, life force gone.

Butterfly, sweet butterfly
Stayed with me through the cold,
Sheltered in my cabin
From the winter frost and snow,
Took its time, no rush to go,
Stayed there to comfort me,
Butterfly, I kinda liked your peaceful company,
Butterfly, I kinda liked your peaceful company.

© 2020, Mandy Woods

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from Cabin Fever, released February 22, 2021
Written and performed by Mandy Woods

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Mandy Woods Glastonbury, UK

The transatlantic flavour of Mandy Woods’ songs reflects a decade spent in Austin, Texas. Now based in Somerset, she plays guitar and country blues harmonica and performs at venues around the UK. Mandy also writes songs about dachshunds, as WagsLyrical. ... more

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