Butterfly

Type Albums
Release Date 01-08-1978
Chart Position
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No LP: PCS 7177 - TC: TC PCS 7177
Content
Format
Vinyl - Stereo
Tape Cassette
Catalogue Number
PCS 7177
TC-PCS 7177
 

Re-issue of  "Butterfly", 1967, PCS 7039, stereo version

12 Tracks

 

  1. Dear Eloise (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  2. Away Away Away (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  3. Maker (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  4. Pegasus (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  5. Would You Believe (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  6. Wishyouawish (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  1. Postcard (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  2. Charlie and Fred (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  3. Try It (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  4. Elevated Observations? (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  5. Step Inside (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
  6. Butterfly (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)

 


Dear Eloise (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Dear Eloise, I am writing to say
A number of funny thing I heard today
I heard that he's left you and run off to sea
Could be the best thing that's happened to me

2,3,4

Writing a letter to make you feel better
Sorry to hear that he left you that way
I could have told you, he was much older
So much older than you

You rushed in blindly, he treated you kindly
Until he found out what he could get from you
You should have departed before he got started
Now you've been burned just like I said you would

Please read my letter closely
It's beneficial, too you
Must read in-between the lines
A message you will see
If you use your mind, you'll find
I want you back with me

Break

Writing a letter to make you feel better
Sorry to hear that he left you that way
I could have told you, he was much older
So much older than you

So much older than you

So much older than you

Dear Eloise, I am writing to say
A number of funny thing I heard today
I heard that he's left you and run off to sea
Could be the best thing that's happened to me

 

Away Away Away (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
I couldn't leave you if I tried
There would be no place I could hide
Away, away, away from you

When we are walking hand-in-hand
Throwing a shell across the sand
It's grand, so grand, to hold your hand

Nobody there except the two of us
Diggin' what we see
Wouldn't it be so nice to drag your feet
In the edge of the sea

So we are staying where we are
All of our problems seem so far
Away, away, away, away

Break

Nobody there except the two of us
Diggin' what we see
Wouldn't it be so nice to drag your feet
In the edge of the sea

So we are staying where we are
All of our problems seem so far
Away, away, away, away

Nobody there except the two of us
Diggin' what we see
Wouldn't it be so nice to drag your feet
In the edge of the sea

So we are staying where we are
All of our problems seem so far
Away, away, away, away
Away, away, away, away
Away, away, away, away

 

Maker (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Days of yellow saffron
Nights with purple skies
Melting in the sunbeams
From my maker's eyes

Mountain colored lilac
In the distant haze
I would like to lie here
Timing all my days

Moon passing my window
Sunshine is shimmering
Jack-o-lanterns glimmering
Giant moths are flickering around

See the moon is hiding
Underneath the sea
Pretty soon he'll venture
To take a look at me

So I humbly stand here
Beneath his golden glow
Doesn't he remind me
Of somebody I know

I must be leaving
Back to reality
Don't you just pity me
I could so easily stay here

 

Pegasus (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Follow me, follow, see what you see
I'll take somewhere you've never been
High on a mountain, deep down in the sea
To faraway lands, you can travel with me

I'm Pegasus, the flying horse
I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

Ride on my back and hold onto my wings
I'll take you by night to a time-leaping dream
Time has no value where we're going to
People are happy there, they're never blue

I'm Pegasus, the flying horse
I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

This can only happen to you
If you keep our secret
Don't tell anyone about our magic horse
You can go where you want, I can take you anywhere

'Cause I'm Pegasus, the flying horse
I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

Break

I'm Pegasus, the flying horse
I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

Follow me, follow, see what you see
I'll take somewhere you've never been
High on a mountain, deep down in the sea
To faraway lands, you can travel with me

I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

I'm Pegasus, the flying horse

 

Would You Believe (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Don't laugh in my face.
You're making me feel small.
I'm all rags wrapped in lace.
Compared with you I'm nothing.

But would you believe I'm in love with you?
Would you believe I'm in love
And I can't help myself

I tried to touch you
But I could never reach your height
You're way above me
It seems so useless somehow

Would you believe I'm in love with you?
Would you believe I'm in love
And I can't help myself

Wandering around
With this maddening obsession you have over me
Just wandering around
Oblivious to everything that's going on
One thought in my mind
Keeps pounding through my brain

I've got to make you see how I love you
My life is yours, I live for you
And I can't help myself

Break

Would you believe I'm in love with you
Would you believe I'm in love
And I can't help myself

Would you believe I'm in love with you
Would you believe I'm in love
Would you believe I'm in love with you
Would you believe I'm in love
Would you believe I'm in love with you
Would you believe I'm in love

 

Wishyouawish (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Singing, singing in the sunshine
The countryside's mine
If I keep on singing, you'll follow behind

Tripping (tripping), tripping down the highway
No cares in my mind
As long as I'm going, they'll follow behind

Got no cares in my mind
Got no place to go
But still I don't mind
'Cos it's nice

Break

Picking (picking), picking up the daisies
I'm making a chain
If anybody breaks it, we'll start it again

Got no cares in my mind
Got no place to go
But still I don't mind
'Cos it's nice

Gazing, gazing down into the water
I'm diggin' the fish
I'll throw in a penny to wish you a wish

(wish you a wish ...)

(wish you a wish ...)

(wish you a wish ...)

Singing, singing in the sunshine
The countryside's mine
If I keep on singing, you'll follow behind

(wish you a wish ...)

(wish you a wish ...)

Tripping (tripping), tripping down the highway
No cares in my mind
As long as I'm going, they'll follow behind

 

Postcard (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
When sand's close at hand
And the sea is touching me
I feel much happier
Than I've ever felt. and a long time goes by
And I'm floating in the sky
And I wish you could be
Wish you could be
Wish you could be here

And if you're free, follow me
Throw a pebble in my sea
The sun will wrap you up
In a pool of gold, and lights in the night
In the night reaching neon waves of sight

And I wish you could be
Wish you could be
Wish you could be here

Sun, and sand, and sea are waiting on the corner
Take a trip out here
Hustle, bustle, shove and fuss
Will greet you if you stay there
I'm without a care

Fresh fruit and sea fish
Are in abundance here
But they don't allow
The natives at your door
Selling booze
Smuggled from another shore

And I wish you could be
Wish you could be
Wish you could be here

Sun, and sand, and sea are waiting on the corner
Take a trip out here
Hustle, bustle, shove and fuss
Will greet you if you stay there
I'm without a care

Fresh fruit and sea fish
Are in abundance here
But they don't allow
The natives at your door
Selling booze
Smuggled from another shore

And I wish you could be
Wish you could be
Wish you could be here

Postcard, postcard, postcard

 

Charlie and Fred (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
He rides on his horse and cart, Charlie does
Working from six until nine
Collecting old rags and used bicycles
Old iron description of any kind

Here comes Charlie, Charlie the Ragman
Throw out your old clothes for Charlie and Fred
Earning a living off things we've discarded
Earning enough for the board and the bed

You hear him shout "Rags and old iron."
Everyone knows him that way
Once a week, they come 'round calling
How long it's been, I can't say

Here comes Charlie, Charlie the Ragman
Throw out your old clothes for Charlie and Fred
Earning a living off things we've discarded
Earning enough for the board and the bed

They live all alone in a hovel
He puts his money away
Taking enough to just live on
And at the end of the day
He's saving enough
To put Fred out to graze

Break

They live all alone in a hovel
He puts his money away
Taking enough to just live on
And at the end of the day
He's saving enough
To put Fred out to graze

Has anyone seen Charlie lately?
Charlie just ain't been around
Everyone's seen Fred, he's grazing
Chewing the grass from the ground

Children say Charlie is happy
Giving balloons to the angels instead
Where is Charlie, Charlie the Ragman
Don't throw your clothes out

 

Try It (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Travel by the silver line
To a place that has no time
Why don't you try it now?

Working hard to see the light
Let your mind take up in flight
Why don't you try it now?

It's beautiful, seeing all the colours of the rainbow
Beautiful, covering the people that we know

See the colour of health
Flowing from your older self
Why don't you try it now?

Living good, stopped playing games
Traveling the astral planes
Why don't you try it now?

See the colour of health
Flowing from your older self
Why don't you try it now?

Living good, stopped playing games
Traveling the astral planes
Why don't you try it now?

It's beautiful, seeing all the colours of the rainbow
Beautiful, covering the people that we know

Break

It's beautiful, seeing all the colours of the rainbow
Beautiful, covering the people that we know

Travel by the silver line
To a place that has no time
Why don't you try it now?

Working hard to see the light
Let your mind take up in flight
Why don't you try it now?

See the colour of health
Flowing from your older self
Why don't you try it now?

Living good, stopped playing games
Traveling the astral planes
Why don't you try it now?

 

Elevated Observations? (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
On top of a hill is a nice place to be at
Diggin' the country for miles around
Watchin' the people like ants on a hillside
Running around, running around

So far below me I see the confusion
Small-minded men with their small-minded wives
If they could see themselves where I am standing
They'd alter their lives, alter their lives

And I'm so high up I touch the sky
And I'm so high up I touch the sky
Climb up here, jump up here
Skip up, or run up
Get up here somehow 'cos you'll find your head
Finally finding the level you're after
Ego is dead. Ego is dead

Break

And I'm so high up I touch the sky
And I'm so high up I touch the sky

Wish they'd start using the path of tomorrow
There's only way up and one way down
Decide for yourself on the path you'll be taking
When you look down, down and around

And I'm so high up I touch the sky

And I'm so high up I touch the sky

And I'm so high up I touch the sky

And I'm so high up I touch the sky

And I'm so high up I touch the sky

And I'm so high up I touch the sky

 

Step Inside (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
Side, step inside

You can knock on my door anytime you're passing by
You don't need an invitation, step inside
We'll have tea and crumpets toasted by the fireside
You don't need an invitation, step inside

Step inside my doorway
There's no admission fee at all
If you're in the neighbourhood
You only have to call

I'll be glad to see you, it just cannot be denied
It's been a long time since I held you, step inside

Don't tell your mother about me
She'll only get angry knowing you've come back
But what her heart can't see can't hurt her
So take my hand and step inside, take my hand and step inside

Break

Don't tell your mother about me
You know she'll only get angry knowing you've come back
But what her heart can't see can't hurt her
So take my hand and step inside, take my hand and step inside

If it gets too late I have a bed that you can use
You don't need an invitation
If you feel the inclination
You just call on speculation
Step inside

Side, step inside
Step inside
Step inside
Step inside

 

Butterfly (Clarke / Hicks / Nash)
We met on the shore of a lemonade lake
Weeping willows looked down where we lay
Orange blossoms I smell in your hair
Butterfly, flutter by, butterfly by

Waterfalls send your ripples to us
Here on the shore of the lemonade lake
Pond lilies play hide and seek with the fish
Rabbit run, run rabbit, rabbit run by

Roaring mountain is standing close by
Covered with snowdrops and glistening with dew
I hear the sound of a small hummingbird
I took your hand and I waltzed off with you

Come to the top of the mountain with me
Jump on a cloud and we'll float to and fro
Seeing the countryside covered with grass
And the top of the mountain with candy-floss and snow

Butterfly lazily drinking the sun
Lavishly sprinkled and painted with gold
Here in the land of the mist and the lake
Me and my true love will never grow old

 

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