Butterfly Wishes

by Sadie Fleming

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released July 20, 2011

All songs written, performed, recorded and produced by Sadie Fleming, apart from Deep Water (co-written with Iain Archer and Annie Middleton) and Cold Spell (co-written, performed, recorded and produced with Miles Biddulph)

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Track Name: Deep Water
I chopped the wood when I learnt to walk
And I made the ropes from the dreams of a child
I carved the mast with the knife from my heart
And I found the sail in the back of my mind

There were times when it all came apart
And all I had were splinters in my hands
So I made it stronger second time around
Now I don’t need an anchor, no I don’t need an anchor

Deep water, clear
Deep water, blue
I’m heading for deep water
I’ll throw the rope in the boat and climb on
I’m setting off….. for deep water

All my friends line up on the harbour wall
Cuz these knots have got to be untied
So push me off and let me catch the wind
Cuz I don’t need an anchor, no I don’t need an anchor

Deep water, clear
Deep water, blue
I’m heading for deep water
I’ll throw the rope in the boat and climb on
I’m setting off for….

Deep water, clear
Deep water, blue
I’m heading for deep water
I’ll throw the rope in the boat and climb on
I’m setting off….. for deep water
Track Name: Butterfly Wishes
I screamed in silent disbelief
This love was never meant to be
Meant to be

I’m lasting longer every day
No need for you to choose my fate
Choose my fate

Murder romance, bury love
I think I’ve had enough
Kill the last dance
So I can chase……..
Butterfly wishes

I’m leading the champagne parade
A smile is tattooed to my face
To my face

I won’t be manically yours
I wont be watching when you fall
When you fall

Murder romance, bury love
I think I’ve had enough
Kill the last dance
So I can chase……..
Butterfly wishes

Murder romance, bury love
I think I’ve had enough
Kill the last dance
So I can chase……
Butterfly wishes
Track Name: Ark in C#
November poured like wine
They climbed aboard to hide
Two by two
But it’s not me and you
So I guess I’ll learn to fly

I was your first love
But I was not enough
Rose by rose
Drowning in your prose
Til the day you left me for the flood…. What had I done?

Noah, please come back for me
Let me show ya, that we were meant to be
It’s not over, til the earth becomes the sea
Come back for me

It’s getting dark out here
How could you disappear?
Blood and thunder
Makes me wonder
What happened to the sun? Weren’t you the one?

Noah, please come back for me
Let me show ya, that we were meant to be
It’s not over, til the earth becomes the sea
Come back for me

You could be the dove
And I could be the olive branch
We could fall in love
Just give me one more chance
Noah, please come back for me
Let me show ya, that we were meant to be
It’s not over, til the earth becomes the sea
Come back for me

Noah, please come back for me
Let me show ya, that we were meant to be
It’s not over, til the earth becomes the sea
Come back for me
Track Name: Dressed to Kill
We build our lives on our debris
We build our lovers as we bleed

And rows of buildings fall
The way that we will all

You know,
Our masks weren’t made to fit
But who can we forgive?
You know,
It’s not the time for guilt
Cuz we’re all dressed to kill

We cast our shadows to the sea
We cast our shells on misery

And rows of buildings laugh
Cuz we weren’t built to last

You know,
Our masks weren’t made to fit
But who can we forgive?
You know,
It’s not the time for guilt
Cuz we’re all dressed to kill

We thought we’d never beat again, but we will beat again, and we will breathe again, and we will beat again, and we will feel again, and we will beat again, and we will breathe again, and we will beat again, and we will feel again, and we will beat again and we will feel again….
Track Name: Cold Spell
If we wait, it may warm
And we’ll weather out the storm
But it’s coming down now

If we wait, we may see
Its just frost spangled on the trees
And we’re coming round now

If we leave, we may break
And it’s quite a lot to take
If it’s just a cold spell

If we slip, we may fall
Yeah the ice could take it all
If it’s just a cold spell

Oooh oooh oooh

Icy winds will rattle my bones
I’ll wait for you all alone
The twilight snow looks so blue
Final meeting kingdoms align
The rusty stars will not shine
Until I find it with you

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na, it’s just a cold spell
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na, it’s just a cold spell

If we wait, it may warm
And we’ll weather out the storm
Cuz it’s just a cold spell

If we wait, we may see
Its just frost spangled on the trees
And it’s just a cold spell

Oooh oooh oooh

Icy winds will rattle my bones
I’ll wait for you all alone
The twilight snow looks so blue
Final meeting kingdoms align
The rusty stars will not shine
Until I find it with you

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na, it’s just a cold spell
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na, it’s just a cold spell

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na, it’s just a cold spell
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na, it’s just a cold spell
Track Name: Made for us
Peacefully dreaming
Secretly pleading

You’ll ache for us
You’ll break for us
You’ll ache for us
You’re made for us

Silently parting
Endlessly masking

You’ll ache for us
You’ll break for us
You’ll ache for us
You’re made for us

But you don’t know me like you should
And you can’t be my robin hood
So say that you don’t believe
3 times and I will leave you

Emptily being
Fearlessly endearing

You’ll ache for us
You’ll break for us
You’ll ache for us
You’re made for us
Track Name: Birds Fall
Birds fall from my window
So I don’t crave you on my own

I would fall for you
But you don’t have a clue

I wanna die next to you
I’d remove my mask and breathe my last for you
I wanna die next to you
I’d bleed so fast if you’d just ask me to

Birds fall from the rainbow
To paint me with champagne so…

I can fall for you
It’s time that you knew

I wanna die next to you
I’d remove my mask and breathe my last for you
I wanna die next to you
I’d bleed so fast if you’d just ask me to

Birds are barking
Bees are marching
Trees are sparring
Seas are parting
Day is dawning
Stars are falling
Bells are roaring
I’m crawling… to you

I wanna die next to you
I’d remove my mask and breathe my last for you
I wanna die next to you
I’d bleed so fast if you’d just ask me to
Track Name: On the Rocks
If I buy you a drink will you be my friend?
Or at least stay for another song
All my hobos and drunks have left again
Even they know when they’ve been here too long

So the street leaves they dance with my feet until
My feet can catch up with my shadow
And the unbearable walls, they won’t stay still
For a second

I’m just living on the rocks
I’m still lying beside myself

Have you tasted my lovesick liquid delights?
My night-time respites, my neon lights
Will you be there for me when they call time?
When you’ve heard all my screams in the night

Will the lid of my box crumble in my hand?
Will it tumble like rocks to the sand?
Like dry ice to the ground, doubling and
Will I stumble?

I’m just living on the rocks
I’m still lying beside myself

The parasite morning, it ain’t on my side
In the evening it all seemed so sane
I sold the last years of my life
And tonight I’ll give them away, and tonight I’ll give them away

I’m just living on the rocks
I’m still lying beside myself
Track Name: Breaking Mirrors
I live in fear
Of strangers taking over
Living near
To painters painting over
All the cracks
That live in my foundations
Take an axe
To my gaps in concentration
Leave the wheel
I’ll lose it merrily
I’ll try to feel
As the piano falls on me….. again

I’m breaking mirrors over you

I lose again
The poker tree swears at me
I guess again
The answer’s not to be
I’ll see your dice
Keep my cards in desperation
Pay the price
For my gaps in concentration
Lead the way
I’ll lose it merrily
I’ll seize the day
The piano falls on me…. Again

I’m breaking mirrors over you

A rabbit’s foot
Would save me from my own
A sharp shotput
I’ll take it out on loan
A wishing well
It will only wish you well
It’s time to sell
This clover and it’s time to go to…
Hell, I know
This horse shoe’s not for me
I’ll take the blow
As the piano falls on me….. again

I’m breaking mirrors over, I’m breaking mirrors over you
Track Name: Some kind of perfect
You said you would come
You said you could learn to love
We’d live by the sea
In a beautiful pea green boat

You said you could fly
You said we’d go wild
We’d live in a cloud
With those that never quite made it

And we’d sail, oh we’d sail, oh how we’d sail
To the middle of the unforgiving sea
And we’d sail, oh we’d sail, oh how we’d sail
It would be some kind of perfect

You said you would empty
Your book of kiss list history
We’d live peacefully
With ghosts living in their place

I said I can’t change you
We won’t make honey on the moon
For now we will live
In our beautiful pea green boat

And we’d sail, oh we’d sail, oh how we’d sail
To the middle of the unforgiving sea
And we’d sail, oh we’d sail, oh how we’d sail
It would be some kind of perfect
It would be some kind of perfect
Track Name: I'm not broken
I’m not lost, I’m not found
I won’t make a single sound
As I watch the tears of green fall from the trees

Melted apples in my blood
A single matchstick keeps me up
Through disillusioned stars collapsing all around me

I’m not broken
I’m not broken
Any more

If I were you and you were me
Would you bathe in vicious pity?
Give up the ghost before the ghosts have even found you?

Would you lie, would you cheat?
Or spend daylight chasing leaves?
And torch the old you to the ground with all you knew?

I’m not broken
I’m not broken
Any more

So breathe me in and spit me out
I don’t want to lead your life of doubt
Your time is just sterling
And sterling’s time ain’t free

I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken, I’m not broken……

Maybe broke but not broken
Track Name: Swan Song
When you’re leaving for the mountain of love
Turn your back on your life
When you’re sick of all the oceans of blood
Roll your eyes to the light

When the fires are burning free as the word
And the souls are marching on
When your violent tears are no longer heard
What will you be hiding from?
What will you be hiding from?

Cuz someday we, we will be….
Someday we’ll be free

When the silent victims are all but gone
With their swords cast in stone
When it’s time for you to sing your swan song
You won’t be on your own
You won’t be on your own

Cuz someday we, we will be….
Someday we’ll be free

When your demons line your side
Will you know where I am?
When you’re saying your last goodbyes
Think of me if you can

Cuz someday we, we will be….
Someday we’ll be free, be free

We’ll be free