Sweet Sting From a Butterfly

Such a sweet sting from a butterfly
Seeping down my veins
Wings beating down on me
So I never forget your words

Such sweet words you spill
Sweet words, stinging words
Warm me to the core
Until I burn out my soul
I’m burning you out
I said I’m burning you out
I’m burning you out, babe

You float to me in dreams
And I run screaming the other way
Primadonna of my nightmare
I try to cut you away
I said I’ll cut you away
I’m gonna cut you away
Till I can’t cut you anymore

Bit by bit, you took my blood
And you stole my heart
Such a butterfly, I let you in my hand
And let you out the same way
Let you into the sun
Where you can burn out
I want you to burn out
I said burn out, babe

Such a sweet sting from a butterfly
Seeping down my veins
Wings beating down on me
So I never forget your words
Or the taste of the poison
That still circles around my coffee cup
I got your poison in my cup, babe
It burns my tongue today
Your poison burns my tongue
Your poison in my coffee cup

I still see your poison in my cup
And your words burn my tongue
Sweet sting, oh glorious sting
Hey hey hey
I said you stung me
Hey hey
From a butterfly I burned out
Years ago
Hell yes
Burning
Still burning
Years later

-Copyright 2008: Carter Tachikawa

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