Copyright © 1998 by Jim Page.
Reprinted by permission.
BUTTERFLY WINGS from the rooftop of the clouds you can see the curve of the earth sometimes you have to face your own mortality just to see what that's worth corporations of the apocalypse showdown at the break of day all you have is your bare hands but you face them anyway survival depends on the pendulum swing the future is riding on your butterfly wings helicopter swingblade it can be a dangerous sky Jack the Ripper with a chain saw well he's been a busy guy they come with their machinery their axes and their shiny new blades and the wheels spin on Wall Street fortunes for the money they made conquering armies of the timberland kings maybe you can slow them down a little with your butterfly wings these trees are a thousand years old they were here before Columbus no one has any right to cut them down no one among us some one had to stop them some one had to give it a try now you sit there so high you can look an eagle in the eye and the storm winds raging, the arrows and slings you'll outlast them all with your butterfly wings time is on the run, and time waits for no one time is on the run, and time waits for no one no one, not even you now the whole world is watching with wide open eyes racing into infinity underneath millennium skies stepping up to the cliff edge, looking over it's a long way down sooner or later we're gonna all have to learn to walk on the ground survival depends on the pendulum swing maybe we'll make it if we ride on your butterfly wings
Jim Page has a New CD out! It's called Gettin' Squeezed and includes both this song, "Butterfly Wings," and "Gypsy," his new song about forest preservation activist David Gypsy Chain who was murdered by MAXXAM. Jim says to order "send $15 in whatever form is legal and non-lethal and I will respond..."
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