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Common Butterfly

September 12, 2009
By amanda727 PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
amanda727 PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
33 articles 2 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't let anybody tell you who you are; don't let anyone tell you that you don't deserve what you're willing to work for.
Never give up; you\'ll never know how far you could go until you try to get to where you want to go.


CHORUS: I am just a common butterfly
I rise up and fly away
I don't try to hide-cause' when I try
that's when I make the big mistakes
and I suffer tryin' not to feel the pain

I am just a common butterfly
laying' back, waiting' for my chance to shine
singin' my songs, ready to try
cause I'm just a common butterfly
I am just a common butterfly

Do you see my colors?
Do you see my unique design?
can you see me extend my painted, winking wings?
after I fall, tryin' to try
Can you see me now in the dark?
Do I stand out from the crowd?
Do I catch your eye like a shooting star?
Can you point me out?

CHORUS

The world is turnin' upside down
just get up, take a look around
it's time to breathe
it's time to breathe (just breathe)
Life us a climb
and it only gets harder
but when you beat and defy the odds
you only get stronger

CHORUS

Fly away
Wish away
Dream away

I am just a common butterfly


The author's comments:
I wrote this because I know how it feels to give up because you fall after trying so hard for something. But, I wanted to say in this that, while we are all in this together, we all have things that make us stand out and be unique. Being a common butterfly is a slight oxymoron; you're common but you're also a butterfly, who is beautiful and unique and free in their own rights.

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on Nov. 24 2011 at 3:16 am
sunshine04 BRONZE, Vindhyanagar, Other
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 from rhyme i mean the flow of a poem or a song

on Nov. 23 2011 at 10:59 am
JaCkeYchan SILVER, Herndon, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't need easy. I just need possible"

not every song has to rhyme

on May. 4 2011 at 4:46 am
sunshine04 BRONZE, Vindhyanagar, Other
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yea when i do that my ryhming just sucks

on May. 4 2011 at 4:17 am
amanda727 PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
33 articles 2 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't let anybody tell you who you are; don't let anyone tell you that you don't deserve what you're willing to work for.
Never give up; you\'ll never know how far you could go until you try to get to where you want to go.

I do have tunes to my songs in my head when i write them. Normally, I'm in the shower and start humming...then comes the words. lol.

on May. 4 2011 at 4:16 am
amanda727 PLATINUM, Salt Lake City, Utah
33 articles 2 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't let anybody tell you who you are; don't let anyone tell you that you don't deserve what you're willing to work for.
Never give up; you\'ll never know how far you could go until you try to get to where you want to go.

Hey, there's not way to really TEACH. I just write how i feel and then make music for it. Every piece is like a little part of my diary, does that make sense? It's all about your feelings and thoughts :) I'm sure your work is great!

on Jan. 11 2011 at 12:49 am
sunshine04 BRONZE, Vindhyanagar, Other
1 article 3 photos 253 comments
thi is great can u teach me how to write such grat songs

on Sep. 11 2010 at 1:47 pm
GinaL-N PLATINUM, Maywood, New Jersey
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This is sooo good! check out my stuff?

on Apr. 28 2010 at 7:56 pm
NicoleSE BRONZE, Chico, California
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Have you ever put a tune or music to your songs?

Do you have a tune in your mind when you come up with them?



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