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Butterfly Lyrics By Weezer Songs Album: Pinkerton Year: 1996 Yesterday I went outside With my momma's mason jar Caught a lovely Butterfly When I woke up

Weezer - Butterfly
Weezer - Butterfly

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Album: Pinkerton
Released: 1996

Butterfly Lyrics

Yesterday I went outside
With my momma's mason jar
Caught a lovely Butterfly

When I woke up today
And looked in on my fairy pet
She had withered all away
No more sighing in her breast
I'm sorry for what I did
I did what my body told me to
I didn't mean to do you harm
But everytime I pin down what I think I want
It slips away - the ghost slips away

I smell you on my hand for days
I can't wash away your scent
If I'm a dog then you're a bitch

I guess you're as real as me
Maybe I can live with that
Maybe I need fantasy
A life of chasing Butterfly
I told you I would return
When the robin makes his nest
But I ain't never comin' back
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

  • This is based on the opera Madame Butterfly. In the opera, which was written by Giacomo Puccini, B.F. Pinkerton is a Lieutenant in the US navy who goes to Japan and falls in love with a geisha. He impregnates her and after he leaves, she kills herself. In the song, the story is told through Pinkerton's point of view. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is a big opera fan.
  • This is a rare acoustic song by Weezer.
  • Rivers Cuomo told Rolling Stone magazine, June 26, 2008: "There are several melodies in these Japanese folk songs that I'm certain Puccini put in the Madame Butterfly opera. I, in turn, took some of Puccini's melodies and used them on Weezer's Pinkerton album."
  • Weezer recorded a new version of this song featuring harpist Allison Allport in support of relief efforts after a major 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in 2010. The track was made available for free download, with listeners asked to donate to the relief efforts.

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