Butterfly

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about

About:-

Writing about other people’s lives has always been tricky for me. I find it pretty easy to look at what’s going on in my life and write about it, but when you have a song about someone else chances are they’re going to end up hearing it. This happened to me a good few years ago now where a song I released was misinterpreted in a big way. However, looking back on it now…I can totally see why. ‘Butterfly’ is about just that. In some ways it’s about the situation I found myself in where I had to look outside of myself at the people around me and the things they were saying, but it’s also about how we all have our own knee-jerk reactions to things. What matters is how we deal with it. “This is the sound of giving in” is basically me apologising one last time for what I said in that particular song and saying that now, as I am a few years older, I finally understand.

lyrics

Lyrics:

They said I’d fucked up
So I knew there was nothing left to do but cast a stone
Then came the fires through the night
That spread with fast delight to level Rome
I thought you’d have known about the sound of giving in

Then with a bloodied souvenir and the comfort of your peers you took your turn
And though the words rang loud and clear
I knew the rage was insincere
You weren’t the first
That made it worse
So here’s to wasting all away Just to return some day

So I’ve seen it in the scriptures of a dozen strangers’ rooms
It was hanging with the pictures on a wall I knew
It should’ve happened in a hotel but it started on the bridge
It was never gonna go well and it never did

I could play and never win

Just like a butterfly you got your way

So with a solace cigarette
The smoke itself should help forget our little deal
I’ll fuel myself with free caffeine
Whilst never knowing what it means to really heal
The way I feel
This is the sound of giving in

credits

from Things I Wish I'd Said, released May 19, 2017

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