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Butterfly

Chosen as the "Butterfly" album's second single, the song was sent to radios on December 1, 1997. However, since it was never released commercially in the US, it was unable to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

Classic Bossa Nova
Meme Club Radio
Meme Instrumental
Meme Latin Beats
Meme Radio Instrumental
Meme's Extended Club Mix
Radio Edit
Sambatterfly
Sambatterfly Edit
Sambatterfly For Clubbers
TV Track
TV Track Short

When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imagined I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun (Fly... to the sun)
If you should return to me (I will know you're mine)
We truly were meant to be (Spread your wings and fly)
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly
Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly
So flutter through the sky
Butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
Butterfly


Lyrics: M. Carey.
Music: M. Carey, W. Afanasieff.
Produced and arranged by Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff.