Butterfly

from by Halie Loren

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about

"A lot of these songs were chosen because they explored different aspects of imprisonment and freedom," Loren explains. "Many of them have to do with ideas of being beholden to thoughts, feelings, and experiences from which you alone can also free yourself."

"Butterfly", written by Halie Loren, is a story of dying to the old in order to become new again. Perhaps no better manifestation of this idea can be found in nature than the butterfly, which can only "become" once the caterpillar sacrifices itself to a literal death in order to experience rebirth. "It's about finding the way through the pain of experience to a new, wiser, more beautiful version of yourself. But you have to go through the journey; that's where the real pain happens," says Loren.

lyrics

BUTTERFLY
written by Halie Loren
(c) 2014, Jammin' Salmon Music (ASCAP)

Never felt so old,
so ready to fold it all down
so at home on the cold, hard ground.
I'm not chasing sun no more

How I love that light,
but it don't help when the nights get long.
I'm too tired to right all the wrongs
I must have done to end up so far gone...

But my sweet friend, the angel,
you float in on the wind
tell me this is not the end...

And you say, you say, you say,
that I just got to play this game and I'll leave it alive.
And someday, someday, someday,
I'll look back and see all the pain and fear was a lie.
You gotta die awhile to come back a Butterfly.

When it comes to change,
all I know is to rage against
It don't matter the cage I'm in
Still feels like a home to me

But then the rain comes down
and I'm afraid that I'll drown in here.
I cover my head, but it's loud and clear:
There's only one way out.

Oh, Cruel World, you break me
out of all my shells
I guess you know me well.

And you say, you say, you say,
that I just got to play this game and I'll leave it alive.
And someday, someday, someday,
I'll look back and see all the pain and fear was a lie.
You gotta die awhile to come back a Butterfly.

Oh, My Soul, I feel you
reaching for the wind,
longing to begin again...
Butterfly

credits

from Butterfly Blue, released June 9, 2015
Written by Halie Loren
(c) 2014, Jammin' Salmon Music (ASCAP)

Vocals: Halie Loren
Guitar: Daniel Gallo
Piano & Organ: Matt Treder
Bass: Mark Schneider
Drums: Brian West
Trumpet: Dana Heitman
Trombone: Joe Freuen
Tenor sax: David Larsen

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